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3901  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Bedsheet Costume Revisited: Cleopatra/Isis (more pics than absolutely necessary) on: October 31, 2010 12:00:42 PM


This year was mine and the ManFlesh's first year doing a couple's costume for Halloween.  I had an Egyptian theme going with our costumes for Adult Pinewood Derby (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=355463.0) this summer and while I used only 1 piece between us again for Halloween, that was how we chose Cleopatra and Anthony.  I'm entering Anthony in the Craftster Challenge, so Cleopatra rules this topic.


This was the final product and the dress fit better than it did the week prior when I wore if for a daytime costume party.  All the white fabric came from a single old bed sheet (queen-sized, appropriately enough).


The daytime party included tromping around a corn maze, so I painted up a pair of shoes that had made it down past the last tier of the Hierarchy of Sneakers.  You can see in the other shot that I wore gold ballet flats for the indoor parties.  They and the lion brooch on the bodice are the only things I didn't make or recon.

I used paper clay and paint to make the scarab on the head band, which has a bit of elastic in the back to keep it snug. 



The base of the cobra scepter was something I snagged in the by-the-pound bins at Goodwill years ago thinking that someday there would be a costume for it.  It was some kind of Disney's Aladdin toy that no longer lit up or spoke or whatever it used it's batteries for.



I painted it a brighter gold, glued red sequins on it's dead LED eyes and made a wrap to cover the "Aladdin" and make it fancier.   Tongue



At the last minute I threw together a simple purse so I could carry my camera.  I ended up carrying the camera, 2 phones, 2 driver's licenses, cash and credit cards and lipstick.  It was pretty heavy and I ended up only taking a few pics.  We need to get a littler camera for these occasions.  Oof!


Your basic drawstring number, made with scraps and FINALLY I got to use the big blue bead that my grandmother had in her stash left over from the 70s macrame craze.  YEY!

Thanks for looking and Happy Halloween!
3902  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Beetle Cakes on: October 31, 2010 10:59:42 AM
Absolutley brilliant!  Some people freak out about spiders, I freak out about centi- and millipedes, so I doubt I could even pick up a beetle cupcake that was sitting next to the centipede cupcake... and I LOVE THAT about your project!
3903  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Baby doll salsa dish on: October 31, 2010 10:50:28 AM
Brilliant!  Is the blue that I see in the second photo some kind of liner?  Or are you putting salso directly into the doll cavity? 
3904  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Tiny Haunted House Swap Gallery on: October 30, 2010 08:50:08 AM
Aw!  What a great little house with a great story!  It's also fun to see another flat-pack house.
3905  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Varmint Voodoo: Bedbug Edition (YUCK!) on: October 28, 2010 06:08:08 PM
Eeew, gross. I love it.

Aren't they though?  Thanks!
3906  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: Tiny Haunted House Swap Gallery on: October 26, 2010 06:39:40 PM
Yowza!  I love how it has all these details, but somehow remains a little bit subtle.
3907  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Oregon Civil War Varmint Voodoo on: October 26, 2010 05:18:34 PM
This is great! I've never seen them represented this way before! But I know very well how zealous Oregon fans can be Smiley
Nice work!

Thank you!  I'd done a beaver couple years ago because I'd heard they could be a nuisance to farmers and ranchers, because their damns can flood crops or grazing land.  Then one day it occurred to me that this guy could work for Duck fans and fans of other teams playing against OSU.
3908  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Varmint Voodoo: Bedbug Edition (YUCK!) on: October 26, 2010 05:09:18 PM
Augh!  *flails*  A few months ago my husband was temping maintenance at an apartment building that got hit really bad by bedbugs, and I was terrified he was going to bring them home.  /useless information  I am so, so glad I won't be needing one of these this holiday! Wink  I do love your Varmint Voodoo, though.  So creepycute. Cheesy

Thanks!  Yeah, a friend of mine learned that one of the units in his condo got them.  Apparently they haven't spread, but yeesh!

I would find extreme joy in filling Christmas stockings with these as stuffers. Cheesy  My family might not share my enthusiasm, but whatever, I'd be happy. Cheesy

Thank you!  The joy is in the giving, right? 
3909  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Varmint Voodoo: Bedbug Edition (YUCK!) on: October 26, 2010 02:00:08 PM
ha! this is so cute!

Thanks!  I'm just trying not to develop a phobia after having looked a dozens and dozens of pictures of these things and the bites the make.   Lips sealed
3910  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Re: Toybox Tuesday - 10/26/10 on: October 26, 2010 01:58:43 PM
I've never heard of Toybox Tuesday, but I posted 2 new projects just today!

Oregon Civil War Varmint Voodoo:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=362948.0


and Varmint Voodoo: Bedbug Edition [shiver]:
https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=362925.0
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