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« on: November 07, 2010 02:31:50 PM »

Hi all!

Getting a bit snug to the deadline, but I can't let a Halloween pass without getting in my Halloween Costume entry Grin

So this year my friend Spammy and I decided to co-host a Halloween party at my house, and thus having costumes along the same theme.  Soooo after discussions we decided upon Victoriany looking (not historically correct by any means!!) vampire sisters!!

Not THE most inventive costume idea in the world I admit, but I put a lot of work into them and made most of both of our outfits and we luuuuuurve them and can't wait to find an opportunity to wear them again.  In fact I wore the skirts from my Halloween outfit to the supermarket today Wink

Soooo... what was crafted I hear you say??

Bought a cheap fancy dress sequin top hat for each of us ~ Removed black ribbon and crappy piece of net ~ Got the hot glue out Cheesy ~ Glued burgundy velvet ribbon round them ~ Dismantled and glued big black fake flower ~ Cut and glued cobweb lace veil

Found THIS awesome choker online but wanted to make as much as possible, plus couldn't really afford to buy after spending so much on fabrics and decorations (and booze Wink).  Soooo... Velvet ribbon ~ attached velcro to ends ~ Fixed flat back red gems as vampire bite ~ Attached red blood droplets [beads] to chain and attached to choker

Made some earrings to match the droplets on our chokers.  Apologies for the artsy photo, I only had the one I took for my folksy page!

I made us 3 skirts each for the look.  Black net underskirt for a bit of poof!  Red satin circle skirt.  Black glittery cobweb lace hankerchief hem overskirt.

Bought us each a plain black long-sleeved t-shirt from the supermarket ~ cut the sleeves to around elbow length ~ cut the t-shirts to a bolero jacket type shape ~ did a massive amount of gathering to a massive amount of black chiffon ribbon Undecided ~ attached frilly ribbon to boleros ~ attached squares of cobweb lace to the sleeves to make some drapey sleeves

(Apologies for the strange boobage of my dressform, to emulate my mahoosive boobage she wears a big turquoise padded bra which I tried to cover with my half-sarong, but alas the camera flash has x-ray vision!!)

Using some friendly plastic I also made my own vampire fangs with the help of THIS tutorial.  However apparently denture glue stuff doesn't work on my teeth cos even though they were custom made to fit my teeth they still wouldn't stay in and as such I have no piccies Sad

In addition we each wore a non-me-crafted top under our bolero.

I leave you with a parting shot of Spammy showing off her outfit, along with Arnold the Bat-Cat

Thanks for looking!!
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« Last Edit: November 07, 2010 02:33:29 PM by FruityLoops » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010 06:55:17 PM »

I knew instantly that choker was inspired by the Alchemy Gothic choker! I love your version as much as the original! Smiley
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010 06:50:07 AM »

These are adorable! I love the choker. I've been meaning to make one like it for a while.

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« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2010 02:02:51 AM »

Wow, you are one pair of sisters i would not like to meet on a dark night in the woods. You would scear the .... out of me:)

NIce work:)

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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2010 04:16:01 AM »

Wow, you are one pair of sisters i would not like to meet on a dark night in the woods. You would scear the .... out of me:)

NIce work:)

I'm not sure if that's a compliment on the outfits, or an insult to our clearly stunning good looks Grin  T he he, thanks tho! Wink

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