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sparky17
« on: August 22, 2009 03:36:48 PM »

I want to be "the other mother" from coraline this year. Im going to make the last outfit she wore as a human (when she turned into the monster.) i need some advice on how to do it. are there any tutorials on making an outfit like that? also, im having  trouble with the glueing buttons on my eyes part. i saw another girl do it with giant buttons and latex, but where do i get latex and how do i do that? thanx!
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Lilak Tygress
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009 06:49:23 PM »

Have you considered just painting your eyelids to look like buttons when your eyes are closed? https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=291526.0 This craftster did an awesome job of that...

I haven't seen the movie, so do you have a pic of the outfit you want?
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2009 11:09:52 PM »

In the Coraline musical, they wore glasses with "buttons" on the lenses... Maybe you could try that? They looked SO awesome! I know there's a site online that is selling them (they even have a person dressed as Other Mother modeling them!) but I can't seem to find it at the moment... Hmph!
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2009 08:44:39 AM »

I just ran across this... http://paulpapedesigns.com/Store_GG.html
$14.95 for a set of the button eyes.

I know its not very crafty to buy them pre-made...

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2009 03:17:32 PM »

Thanks guys! i love the costume and the button eyes on that site, and the price isnt that bad for having an awesome costume
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xoelle
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2009 05:57:12 PM »

THis is such a great idea!  Please post your costume when you're done!  I've been thinking about being coraline- my hair is already dyed blue so it'd be easy-
Can't wait to see what you come up with!
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2009 07:00:38 PM »

I did an Other Mother costume for dragon*con this year and I found some big buttons and glued them with spirit gum. You might try that.  Here is a picture of me and Bellatrix Le Strange. Hope this helps!  http://s66.photobucket.com/albums/h279/thestamppit/?action=view&current=008.jpg&jwidget_action=album
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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2009 07:13:23 PM »

My question here is how do you see beyond the buttons?  or do you have to take them off to see?  A friend of mine lives in the Pink Palace (seriously.) We are doing up her home with a Pink Palace sign and bobinsky sign... and other small touches I'm sure, but we are also lost on the eyes bit, since she will be  the other mother, handing out candy... Cheesy  We may just paint on some buttons though.  We'll see what comes of the answer to seeing thru the buttons.
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pjhamel
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2009 07:24:47 PM »

If you use big buttons and don't sew through them, I think you should be able to see through the holes.
 As for attatching them, I would suggest spirit gum because liquid latex tends to pull off your hair when you remove it, and you don't really want to mess up your brows or lashes.
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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2009 08:27:16 PM »

The holes on my buttons were big enough to see through.
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