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« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2008 07:27:55 PM »

^ Agreed. Painting the buttons on will be a lot easier to deal with. If you're not good with makeup, it shouldn't be too hard to find someone to help you out.
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2008 06:38:36 PM »

i'm definitely not painting anything on, too tacky, i would have to keep my eyes closed if I wanted anyone to see them that way, and wouldn't that make it even harder for me to see?

these buttons are BIG. they can touch the top of my eye sockets and the tops of my cheeks, they do not make contact with my eyelids.
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2008 07:15:42 PM »

I'm confused as to how you will see where you are going.
Button holes?
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« Reply #13 on: October 08, 2008 06:53:49 PM »

Maybe you could hold them together with wire and make some sort of pince-nez... although that would be sort of visible.
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« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2008 01:59:19 PM »

instead of making loops for your ears with elastic/stretchy string, what about making the elastic fit around the back of your head (think cheap masks?)? You could hide the elastic band under the top layers of your hair (depending on how long it is). . .?

{by the way, i loved "coraline" and pretty much everything neil gaiman has done thus far which *thankfully* omits the adapted screenplay for the movie "stardust"  Wink}
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« Reply #15 on: October 14, 2008 07:01:58 AM »

You could attach them to a pair of sunglasses so they would be easily removed when you need to see.
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« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2008 08:12:24 PM »

I love this idea!  I hope it works out for you.  I think that the glasses idea or the clear elastic around the head sound like the most viable options.  I agree that painting on the buttons wouldn't be very effective.  The button eyes are the other mother's most striking feature, and you wouldn't want them obscured most of the time (while your eyes are open)

I'm a librarian and the staff are doing book characters for halloween.  Mind if I steal your idea?  What section of your dollar tree did you find the buttons?
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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2008 11:58:48 AM »

I love this idea!  I hope it works out for you.  I think that the glasses idea or the clear elastic around the head sound like the most viable options.  I agree that painting on the buttons wouldn't be very effective.  The button eyes are the other mother's most striking feature, and you wouldn't want them obscured most of the time (while your eyes are open)

I'm a librarian and the staff are doing book characters for halloween.  Mind if I steal your idea?  What section of your dollar tree did you find the buttons?
Go for it! the idea that's worked the best so far has been the pince-nez, if that's what I go with I'll just be covering it with a thin layer of latex and white makeup.
one of the two dollar trees I go to has a small craft section, but i don't think all of them have those so hopefully you have a backup craft store to check
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« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2008 05:35:01 PM »

My dollar tree was out, but I did find some fantastic buttons at Joanns.  I would love to hear what kind of system you work out.  The pince-nez sounds interesting, but what would you make it of?

I went searching for pics from the upcoming movie - there isn't much of the other mother!  She does wear a fantastic black and white polka dot dress.  If I can, I'd love to recreate it!
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« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2008 12:25:34 AM »

i'm using thin wire, and weaving it through the buttonholes. it works pretty well, and even looks like thread.

I'm not looking forward to the movie, it doesn't look nearly dark or scary enough. I really respect Henry Selick as a director, but it looks like they changed the story a LOT. little things like changing character's names and big things like adding whole new characters.
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