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« on: November 05, 2016 03:58:03 PM »

While discussing Halloween costumes with a friend, she suggested I go as Kaylee from the show Firefly. The idea also had been in the back of my mind for a bit, so I decided to give it a try.

First, I made a pattern for a jumpsuit. (Patterns rarely fit me without so much alteration that it isn't just easier to draft my own.) Then came sewing, making patches, and painting a nylon parasol.



It came together in time for the annual come-in-costume discount day at the zoo, which, it turned out, had a good backdrop for a few pictures.





The parasol doubled as a perfectly functional umbrella! It couldn't protect the bottom of the jumpsuit from a few puddles, however Smiley

It was a great start to the Halloween festivities. Plus, I got several compliments on my costume! It was kind of cool.


Herere some of the pattern pieces.


A shot of my mock-up. It and the final jumpsuit were both made from thrifted sheets.



Bear patch close-up:



A lady at my aunt's annual Halloween party wanted a picture to text to another browncoat.



I wore it on Halloween itself to get a $3 burrito at Chipotle (delicious! They do it every Halloween.)



As always, I had a lot of fun and learned a lot from my Halloween costume.

Thanks so much for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2016 04:07:38 PM »

Excellent job on your costume! You look just like Kaylee!
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2016 06:44:18 PM »

Looks terrific!  Great idea using sheets -- I will have to remember that for future costumes!
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2016 08:03:07 PM »

Love!  Super wonderful! ♥♥♥♥♥♥
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« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2016 06:57:27 AM »

Thank you!
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« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2016 01:46:15 PM »

I love it! Kaylee has been on my list of costumes that I want to make for quite some time....but somehow I never seem to have the time to actually do it. Yours turned out wonderfully!
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« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2016 11:18:49 AM »

I love it! Great job.
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2016 07:11:02 AM »

Thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2016 07:36:47 AM »

This is awesome! Well done!!
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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2016 12:10:51 PM »

So adorable!
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