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« on: May 28, 2007 08:29:57 PM »

Hi, folks.  This is my first post to this forum.   Sorry about the links to the pics - maybe I'll have enough posts for my next Halloween costume to get pics posted.
I made this costume for Halloween last fall, but didn't learn about Craftsters until November. I sheepishly admit that I am pretty proud of this one.  I purchased the fabric for $1.60 a yard for both the cape and the dress.  The expense came with the leaves.  I bought them at 90% sales from the craft stores, but it ran me more than I would have liked.

the pattern is a McCall's costume piece. Very disappointing.  I have to recut and alter it three times.  The cape I winged.

I stenciled maple leaved in a gradation of three colors on both the dress and the cape.  I also sprayed gold leaf silhouettes, but they didn't come out as well as I would have liked.

 then I hot melt glued ( a girl's best friend) all the leaves on.  The head wreath is one of those center pieces you can get around thanksgiving time, as are the arm pieces - candle holders.

I took an old plain mask, and glued the leftover leaves on it for the last touch.

I hope you like it.  I had a great time making it.  And I only wore it once.  Too bad.

Oh, and here is a really old costume I made for Mardi Gras many many years ago. I'm surprised I could still fit in it!  I bought a 90's green velvet jacket and purple skirt from the thrift store.  I added cheap beads to the skirt and shoulders, and found an old piece of lame hanging around.  I picked up the mask at a halloween store and added the beads and bows.  But the beads and bow are too heavy so the mask tilts to one side.  Lesson learned.

I hope you like seeing Autumn as much as I liked making it.
« Last Edit: October 04, 2011 10:37:14 AM by jungrrl - Reason: changed links to images » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2007 10:41:26 AM »

Wow! The autumn costume is great! I love the details and the colors!
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2007 06:50:25 AM »

Very Nice costume!
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