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« on: November 04, 2016 10:06:50 AM »

This year was the Second Annual Trick or Trunk at our church. It was so fun to see all the decorated trunks and decorated kids. They (and we) had so much fun.

I love witches, especially old folk tale witches and Baba Yaga and her house that runs around on chicken legs is a favorite. I was so impressed that more kids recognized me than adults.

Everything was from my stash or old clothes except for the cardboard display board that became the basis for the house. Creating from stash is so fun!



The house was the most fun. Finding the black cardboard display board made it so much easier. Boxes for roof, window/door trim, details. Paper bags for siding. A crow, a skull or two and a string of candy corn lights that I picked up a few years ago on a dollar table. And lots of paint. I have a Diehard battery pack for jumping my car that has outlets. That made lighting the car so easy.



And Chicken Legs...made from chicken wire and paper mache. Toes were courtesy of paper toilet cores.



The mask was formed over a wig head and with an eye mask attached. I just kept adding layers and bits of paper mache until she looked wicked. I must have put 20 layers of paint, crackle, paint, more texture, various aging and coloring techniques. Until I was happy with the results...and a few moles.

The Hair was various strands of white and gray yarn, some unraveled, sewed to a lace piece, covered with a head scarf. It worked out well and used up lots of bits of yarn.



The costume was made from:
- some rust colored corduroy for the skirt
- an old linen shirt for the apron
- another linen shirt for Baba's shirt minus the collar and cuffs
- another woven brown shirt for the stole plus some patchwork and fringe
- old hiking boots and thermal underwear (it was quite a nice night, cool, but calm and pleasant!)
- a twig broomstick. She rides around in a mortar, propelled by sweeping with a broomstick.



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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2016 10:37:23 AM »

Wonderfully done!
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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2016 10:56:30 AM »

Wow!
The witch seems to come right out of a scary children's book.
The house is cute and looks like it was a lot of time and fun to create.
The addition of the forest really makes it scarier and more believable.
The lighting is the best, especially with the light in the forest.
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« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2016 11:01:12 AM »

I did scare small children. The screechy witch voice did not help. It was FUN!
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« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2016 04:35:32 PM »

Wow, EPIC trunk or treat! That is so impressive how you used so many different crafts to make a wicked whole. Wow!
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« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2016 08:10:15 PM »

All I can say is WOW!! So well done on every level -- that mask is fantastic!
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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2016 06:51:51 AM »

this is amazing! you executed this costume and all it's elements very well. the best I've seen this year!
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2016 03:37:17 PM »

Congratulations! You just won Halloween!  Cheesy Great costume, and the house is spectacular.
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I did scare small children. The screechy witch voice did not help. It was FUN!
Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2016 09:23:55 AM »

This is so full of awesome!
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