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Topic: Marge Simpson Crocheted Costume (Homer too!)  (Read 42112 times)
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« on: November 02, 2012 05:31:01 PM »

I crocheted myself a Marge Simpson costume - both the hat and dress.  I paired them with a string of red beads and my red flats to complete the look.  I was really pleased with the outcome!

Costume separates:

I used a blue Red Heart yarn and a crocodile stitch to crochet my Marge hair hat.  I liked how the stitch actually had a lot of texture to look like hair.  This yarn also held the shape of the hat surprisingly well - a tight stitch helped too!

For the dress, I used a single chain (sc) stitch for the upper half and a double chain (dc) stitch for the skirt.  I didn't have a pattern, so it was all free-formed to fit my body.  I did a lot of measuring and trying-on for this part.  I made the top half unconnected on the back to allow it to be laced up to make it more fitted (and easier to get in and out of!)  I simply crocheted a really long chain to use as the lace.  For the dress, I used a cotton yarn in the color Grass - it was the brighest green I could find!

Front of dress:

Back of dress (with lace up):

I also hand sewed a lining into the bottom skirt part of the dress, to make sure there wasn't any see-through parts between the stitches. 

I also made a Marge doll amigurumi for fun (my own pattern).

My husband decided to join in my costume fun, and he dressed up as Homer.  We got him a bald cap, used some pipe cleaners for Homer's hair, painted his face yellow, and paired that with jeans and a white button down shirt stuffed with socks. 

Here's our "family" photo, complete with our dogs as Bart & Lisa - note their clothes (red dress for Lisa, blue shirt for Bart).

We dressed up to hand out candy this year and the kids (and parents) really enjoyed our costumes!

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012 05:33:35 PM »

yep.  this is awesome.  I love it!

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« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012 05:35:45 PM »

this is awesome! how did you make the hair/hat stand up?

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« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012 05:46:32 PM »

this is awesome! how did you make the hair/hat stand up?


I used a really tight crocodile stitch and rather stiff, starchy-feeling, acrylic yarn.  I tried it on while making it at various heights to see how tall I could make it and keep it standing up itself.  I think the stitch had a lot to do with helping it keep its shape and stand up.

I did try putting a balloon in the top, but it wasn't really necessary and felt weird on my head.  So I just wore it as is.

« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2012 05:56:06 PM »

That wig is so cool.
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2012 06:11:18 PM »

This is so cute!

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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2012 09:06:24 PM »

i love everything about this.

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« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2012 01:34:26 AM »

Hahaha! This is so perfect!

« Reply #8 on: November 03, 2012 03:29:18 AM »

Love it!  Great hair!
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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2012 07:13:45 AM »

Too awesome. Love!! It came out perfect!
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