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« on: June 17, 2005 12:12:52 PM »

These are the costumes I made for the kiddies this past Halloween. 

The teenage mutant ninja turtle was made using a 80s pattern and I used this heavy houndstooth material that just happened to be solid green on the back.  $1 fabric woo hoo!  The shell (you can't really see), the chest piece were both papier mache.  The mask was a Don Post mask that was originally Raphael.  I painted it to be closer to Leonardo's color and painted the mask.  The costume was adorable.  I especially loved the turtle feet and turtle hands!!

Darth Vader was a chore!  He is quite accurate (as my 9 yo DS would have it no other way)  right down to cod piece, chest box, belt controls, and leather like pants with quilted stitching.  The only authentic piece we are missing was the chain like closure for his outer cape.  Everything was pretty much done without a pattern, using pictures as a guide.  His pants were too big and making those stupid arm gloves look authentic was a big pain in the arse, but DS loved it...  Did I mention he wants a papier mache General Grievious this year?! Oh and mask was a vintage Don Post Deluxe (with updated posts). 

Strawberry Shortcake was made using an altered Raggedy Ann pattern.  Apron was on my own design with painted embellishment.  Tights were painted on PVC piping since I couldn't find striped tights in her size.  Wig was made using those colorful streamers you get for parties...  She opted for the shiny look rather than the more accepted yarn look.  Hat I made up on my own.

Cinderella....  OK After making this I promised to never make anything using satin fabric or sheers!!  But I will!  I used I think it was a Butterick pattern for this.  I also made a crinoline as it was much too long and it just needed that extra POOF.  I especially liked the way the trim looked on the bodice.  Wig was (gasp) store bought and came with crown, and wand and shoes, which she insisted on wearing despite not being able to walk!!

I have no clue what I'll be sewing or crafting next year...  But I think I'll start in July.


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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2005 12:17:32 PM »

wow - you have been busy - great job though they all look fantastic . they are very very lucky

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2005 07:59:45 AM »

Awww the kids look adorable, good job!

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2005 08:08:42 AM »

Awesome job! They(the kids) all look so cute!
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2005 08:39:24 AM »

those are awesome!!!!!!!!   now i'm all excited for halloween (but i always am).

« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2005 10:27:53 PM »

too flippin' cute!!!
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2005 10:59:30 PM »

aw man they're all too cute. I wish there were kids around that I could sew for

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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2005 09:21:39 AM »

Those are awesome! I wish my halloween costumes looked that good when I was little! Awesome!

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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2005 07:05:39 AM »

Thanks everyone!!  My friends all think I'm nuts for making their costumes every year.  They never like anything that the store sells.  And to be perfectly honest, most of the time those costumes are expensive and very poor quality!!

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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2005 12:26:34 PM »

Wow!  I am impressed.

Cute costumes.

You did a great job.

My 8 year already wants me to make her costume for this Halloween.

She wants to be a cave girl. LOL


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