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« on: October 19, 2011 03:23:11 PM »

For Halloween this year, my boyfriend decided that we'll be going as a team from the greatest children's game show of all time: Legends of the Hidden Temple.  While I'm thrilled at the opportunity to achieve an unfulfilled childhood dream (i.e. kicking butt as a Green Monkey), I'm also a girl and will need to lug stuff around to parties/across the moat and through the Temple. My boyfriend suggested I wear a fanny pack.

I stared at him for a solid 15 seconds before asking if he was serious.

When he said he was, I reminded myself that I love him despite the fact that he doesn't understand clothing.  I could just carry a normal wristlet, but since I was deprived of my annual tradition of sewing my own costume I decided to make something even better.  I needed something to fit the theme, though. Something small and representative of the show that the contestants carried around with them.

Boom. Pendant of Life.

I searched high and low for a tutorial for the purse I was picturing and finally stumbled upon GeekySweetheart's Travel Embroidery Case (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380923.0).  Awesomeness then ensued.

Giraffe flannel lining. Both Legends-y AND sure to elicit a laugh from the boyfriend, who thinks my love of giraffes is odd.

I had a little bit of trouble with the strap since I wasn't putting it in the same spot as the tutorial showed. I eventually settled on 2 lines of stitching to make the seam mostly sort of flat.
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2011 03:43:10 PM »

I loved that show! Your purse is amazing!
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2011 03:50:02 PM »

This is amazing!  I really want one.

« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2011 04:43:20 PM »

This is absolutely amazing, both the purse and the costume idea. I'm filing that one away for future use! And I would totally pay for one of those purses. I love random purses like that, just for every day life.

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« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011 04:45:33 PM »

I remember that show!!!! I love the purse. It's awesome. Cheesy Well done.

Also, I have an odd love of giraffe's too so I appreciate the lining. Wink

« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2011 04:49:24 PM »

When I saw your picture on the homepage, I was wondering is that from Legends of the Hidden Temple? lol This is awesome!

« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2011 05:43:00 PM »

I totally dressed as a Purple Parrot last year for halloween but I didn't have an awesome purse like that. That is seriously amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2011 06:37:11 PM »

Oh my god, I am so jealous right now! How come I couldn't think of an awesome costume like that?! Too bad I already decided what I'm gunna be this year, otherwise I would definitely be stealing your idea (but playing for the Red Jaguars, haha).

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2011 11:14:26 AM »

I watched that show all the time. What a cool idea for a costume. The purse looks amazing you did a great job.

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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2011 09:09:18 AM »

oh-em-gee!! I'm so amazed at this! thankyou so much for taking my idea and running with it!!

it's a great interpretation, it looks so well constructed!! well done!!

**big cheezy grin!!**

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