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Title: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Venus193 on October 14, 2013, 09:57:32 AM
What sorts of Halloween costumes do you wear?  Do you make them, assemble them from ostensibly non-Halloween things that you buy, made, or inherited?  Do you have a theme?

My answers will follow later.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Black Delphinium on October 14, 2013, 10:01:51 AM
Like I said in the other thread- this year, black t-shirt and broomstick skirt, Renn Faire plaid corset, metallic ram's horns.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Ms_Cellany on October 14, 2013, 10:05:06 AM
I make ours. This year The Sweetie and I are going as competing deities: I'm going as Flying Spaghetti Monster, and she'll be Jehovah.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 14, 2013, 10:10:27 AM
I've gotten a better hat since then, and it's a really bad picture of me, but this is the cloak I wear every year.

(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn67/mmsw1/Halloween%202008/100_7583.jpg) (http://s301.photobucket.com/user/mmsw1/media/Halloween%202008/100_7583.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Thipu1 on October 14, 2013, 10:26:31 AM
I assemble costumes from elements I wear in real life. 

A white broomstick skirt and a plain, white linen top worked for years with different accessories that I already own. 

One year, a leather belt with an attached pouch, a plaid shawl, a lunette necklace  and a wreath of dried flowers from a Ren Faire turned the outfit into a Druid with the addition of a long, curly, red wig. 

Another year, the addition of a sash, a different shawl, different jewelry and a long, curly black wig turned the outfit into a reasonable facsimile of an Egyptian lady from the New Kingdom. 

The outfits were comfortable because they were clothes I wore in ordinary life.  Both won prizes at Halloween parties and the only things I had to buy were the wigs  that cost 10USD each. 

Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on October 14, 2013, 10:29:49 AM
One year I wore my black leather jacket, black paratrooper boots, jeans, white face paint (with a black star over one eye), some green temporary hair dye, and I used my guitar (that some day I swear I will learn to play...) as a prop and gave out candy as a KISS-style rocker.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: nuit93 on October 14, 2013, 12:32:09 PM
My sweetie and I are going as Charlie Brown and the Little Red-Haired Girl.  I even found the perfect vintage dress (no small feat since I'm a size 16/18!).
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on October 14, 2013, 12:56:12 PM
I've gotten a better hat since then, and it's a really bad picture of me, but this is the cloak I wear every year.

(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn6t7/mmsw1/Halloween%202008/100_7583.jpg) (http://s301.photobucket.com/user/mmsw1/media/Halloween%202008/100_7583.jpg.html)

I finally gave up on the plum colored witch hat I once bought from Target a couple years ago, it was simply too small but otherwise I loved it, but I think I might have just gotten the wrong size.  Will have to get another.

I'm hoping there's a green or orange hat with a lacy veil left when I go to pick one up.  I currently have a nice knit sleeved shawl that is rather witchy. :) Will take a picture when I get the bits together. :D
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 14, 2013, 01:14:17 PM
Piratelvr, could you see the picture?  It's blocked out in your quote, but I can see it in my post. 
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Ms_Cellany on October 14, 2013, 01:25:39 PM
Piratelvr, check the IMG and URL tags in your post; that's why the image isn't showing up.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: VorFemme on October 14, 2013, 01:28:15 PM
I have several Renn Faire outfits, also Halloween costume versions of a gypsy outfit (sheer overskirt that no real gypsy would be seen in), a red "devil" dress (I suppose a Scarlet Witch could also wear it - just not the Marvel tm version!), and the white apron &  accessories to turn a regular black dress into a maid's costume. 

I found out after I got the largest sizes on the rack that costumes LIE when they say that they fit a certain size - they run at least one size smaller than they say and two sizes smaller unless you LIKE the way that a sausage skin fits...

Fortunately the apron & little cap are "one size fits most"!  The gypsy & red devil dress - just do not fit anymore (they were snug at the time and I did not manage to stay at my "smallest" size for seven years after I bought them).

Using what I have or can find in the local thrift stores (they are made from better quality fabrics, not thin "cheap" knit fabric and will last more than one or two years).  I have a thirty-plus year old pirate/male gypsy/genie costume (depends on which parts you wear, which you leave off (the shirt is left off for the genie), and the accessories - the gypsy & genie do not use the hook or the eye patch).  It does need the elastic replaced in the pants' waistband & knees and at the wrists of the shirt.  Otherwise - the "real" cotton & ******* blend fabric has held up well.

Now, the Tarzan costume from a couple of years later is in great shape (faux suede and VorGuy's jungle knife from his tour in Viet Nam - peace tied if he were to try wearing it anywhere NOW, or replaced with a plastic version - plastic knives weren't available when I was setting up "his & hers costumes" for a Valentine party, though - they were gone after Halloween until late September or even early October - it was 1979).  But VorGuy is not interested in wearing a loincloth, with or without a knife - and I have no idea what happened to my faux suede bikini & hip skirt with brass D-rings to allow it to be worn as a very short dress over one shoulder or a longer slit skirt on my hips - Ambrosia Hino might have played dress up in it a few years later, I don't remember!

There are two vampire capes in the closet and one "ghoul face" robe with bloody mask (some movie that I didn't watch) for the guys.  And VorSon's sewn but not embroidered yet robe....based on a kimono. He wears it to Renn Faires and to pass out candy...
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: faithlessone on October 14, 2013, 01:34:13 PM
Well, my old standby is an Ancient Greek costume made from a single bedsheet. Pretty cheap and very easy to customise! In the past, I've been:

- Medusa (with the addition of a few toy snakes in my hair)
- Clytemnestra (drenched in fake blood)
- Persephone (with a black cloak and crown of dried flowers)
- Athena (with a cardboard breast plate and stuffed toy owl)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: WillyNilly on October 14, 2013, 01:48:55 PM
I have a ton of costumes (a whole garment rack's worth). Almost all are "real clothes" not those costumes that come in packages, but some certainly are costumes, just high quality. Other items are regular clothes just modified or when worn with the other stuff they become costumes. These range from poodle skirt and crinoline, to Renaissance queen, to Grim reaper, etc, plus lots of accessories - assorted sets of wings, various vests, capes and cloaks, lots of hats, etc. I never use a full face mask and always advise others to avoid them as well. Its not that they don't look awesome, but rather a question of being practical - people just about always take off a mask to eat or drink, or because they are hot, sweaty and hard to see through, so mask costumes inevitably become half costumes an hour after you arrive at the party/bar/where ever. half face masks, face paint and prosthetics are all all IMO better options.

My personal rule though is I am never someone else. When I'm a witch, I'm not "the Wicked Witch of the West" I'm Willy the Witch. If I'm a pop star I'm not "Madonna" or "Lady Gaga" or whomever, I'm Willy the Pop Star. Etc. I also prefer scary or creepy or dead costumes, not the currently popular trend of sexy. I appreciate funny costumes on others though.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: half_dollars on October 14, 2013, 02:06:00 PM
This year, DD(5) is going as Dorothy, but as a Dorothy in a princess dress.  ODS(7) is the scarecrow.  YDS(2) is the lion. DH will be the tin man, wearing a shirt with a red heart and "Sn" (element symbol for tin) in the heart (I think that's pretty clever!).  DD's doll (a Twinn doll that looks like her) is Glinda.  If I have enough time after finishing everyone else's costumes, I'll be the wicked witch.  I cannot wait for these pictures!  The older 2 have been planning this for months, ever since they saw the Wizard of Oz at the ballet.

Last year, ODS was a pirate and YDS was his parrot.  DD and her Twinn doll wore similar fairy outfits.

2 years ago, the older 2 were Things 1 & 2, the baby was fish, and I was the cat in the hat.  Those costumes have been my favorite so far.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Elfmama on October 14, 2013, 02:10:06 PM
Italian Ren all the way!  (Lots more comfortable than other period clothing that requires a corset to look right.) I have one that cost me all of $20.  The locally-owned fabric shop was changing to a quilt shop, so they were selling most of their other fabrics for $1 yard.  I got two bolt-ends, each about 2 yards, a warm brown velveteen and a turquoise blue brocade, and a yard of cream silk.  Sleeves are brocade, the undersleeve is cream, bodice is velveteen, and the skirt is box-pleated with velveteen on the outside and brocade underneath.  The rest of the $20 went for trim.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Thipu1 on October 14, 2013, 02:28:23 PM
One year, Mr. Thipu and I went as 'Death and Taxes'.

I wore my academic gown with a black scarf over my hair.  I made up my face as a skull with white make-up, black around my eyes and teeth painted on my lips. 

Mr. Thipu wore a banker's gray suit. He had a conservative blue tie with signs indicating dollars, pounds and yen woven into it. We bought a package of play money and pinned the bills into the cuffs of his trousers, the cuffs of his jacket, the waistband of his pants and every available pocket. 

I loved to dress up. Mr. Thipu didn't.  The costumes gave us both a chance to be comfortable and have fun while taking part in the spirit of Halloween. 

Guess what.  We wound up winning a prize at the charity party.       
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Amanita on October 14, 2013, 03:53:37 PM
Since I'm plus sized and don't really go in for skimpwear, I make my own costumes, and I wear the same thing for Halloween as I do for Conventions. I don't buy into the notion that only "traditional" costumes are appropriate for halloween, nor do I get bent out of shape if somebody asks me who or what I am.

Anyhow, here's one of my outfits- NYC natives will recognize the skyscraper it's based on. I give you One Penn Plaza:
http://ladyamanita.deviantart.com/art/One-Penn-Plaza-Incarnate-277908270

This costume got me invited into the real One Penn's secured lobby, security thought it was awesome.

And this is what I am working on for this year, it's the San Remo of Central Park West. Here's (most of) the robes, leatherwork, and some of the jewellery. I'm still working on the crown and main weapon.

Here's the blouse, it's a linen/cotton blend with embroidered cotton trim:
http://ladyamanita.deviantart.com/art/San-Remo-s-blouse-311796997

The long vest- silk dupioni with emerald green satin lining, and the trim was accented with almost  gross of hand applied sworovski rhinestones. It also has a lot of hand painting, done in metallic shades:
http://ladyamanita.deviantart.com/art/San-Remo-s-vest-363326393

http://ladyamanita.deviantart.com/art/Close-up-378201967

http://ladyamanita.deviantart.com/art/San-Remo-work-in-progress-377944244

And here's the leatherwork:
http://ladyamanita.deviantart.com/art/San-Remo-s-blasters-396429299

http://ladyamanita.deviantart.com/art/Blaster-harness-close-up-396429714

http://ladyamanita.deviantart.com/art/San-Remo-s-leather-399699771
http://ladyamanita.deviantart.com/art/Close-up-378201967

One more tidbit- here's a bracelet I made to go with it:
http://ladyamanita.deviantart.com/art/San-Remo-s-bracelet-404835810
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on October 14, 2013, 04:02:10 PM
Piratelvr, could you see the picture?  It's blocked out in your quote, but I can see it in my post.

Oh, that.  Don't mind that, it's another item for "drives me up the wall".  I'm typing on a netbook sized laptop, my hands always manage to bump the cursor somewhere else in the midst of typing. I accidentally added a few letters to the address and apparently didn't delete them all.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: EllenS on October 14, 2013, 04:06:59 PM
Wow, Amanita, those are amazing.

I usually go with "colorful shirt + facepaint+something on my head".  Red shirt plus red & black circles on cheeks, antennae = ladybug. Orange shirt + small bobble ponytails + "Cats" style facepaint = lion.

I have to LO's so most of the effort goes into their costumes.  I just answer the door and give out the candy.  I did scare the bejeebers out of my kids with the lion facepaint though - did it while they were gone T&T'ing and roared at them when they got back.  Bad mommy.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: VorFemme on October 14, 2013, 05:05:48 PM
Well, my old standby is an Ancient Greek costume made from a single bedsheet. Pretty cheap and very easy to customise! In the past, I've been:

- Medusa (with the addition of a few toy snakes in my hair)
- Clytemnestra (drenched in fake blood)
- Persephone (with a black cloak and crown of dried flowers)
- Athena (with a cardboard breast plate and stuffed toy owl)


Ten feet (just over three yards or fairly close to 3 meters) of green fabric with silver trim (rick rack, metallic braid, etc.) and I was Ceres.  Gold might have been better (color of grain) but I was going for the metal that they had all the sizes that I needed for the costume in stock.  Greek chitons are easy - they do work better with fabric with more drape rather than stiff fabrics.  I also found a small silver sequined "crown" in with the kids' costume stuff to use as a stephane - with the silver cord, my hair was styling.  I was also pregnant - so Ceres was a good choice. 

Same silver trim and pink fabric and I was Aphrodite (I forget if I was Aphrodite first or reusing the silver to be Ceres).

The same silver cord is now lacing a green over dress to be worn to the Renn Faire (and Ambrosia Hino, the baby I was carrying when I was Ceres, is now also a mother...).  Hmm...wonder if I can get them to dress up as Hades & Persephone?  But since Persephone never got pregnant (at least not in any mythology I ever heard of) - what do we do with Wonderful GrandSon for a costume?  I am just pedant enough to want to stick to the "original canon" rather than start making stuff up.....
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Black Delphinium on October 14, 2013, 05:18:40 PM
Well, my old standby is an Ancient Greek costume made from a single bedsheet. Pretty cheap and very easy to customise! In the past, I've been:

- Medusa (with the addition of a few toy snakes in my hair)
- Clytemnestra (drenched in fake blood)
- Persephone (with a black cloak and crown of dried flowers)
- Athena (with a cardboard breast plate and stuffed toy owl)


Ten feet (just over three yards or fairly close to 3 meters) of green fabric with silver trim (rick rack, metallic braid, etc.) and I was Ceres.  Gold might have been better (color of grain) but I was going for the metal that they had all the sizes that I needed for the costume in stock.  Greek chitons are easy - they do work better with fabric with more drape rather than stiff fabrics.  I also found a small silver sequined "crown" in with the kids' costume stuff to use as a stephane - with the silver cord, my hair was styling.  I was also pregnant - so Ceres was a good choice. 

Same silver trim and pink fabric and I was Aphrodite (I forget if I was Aphrodite first or reusing the silver to be Ceres).

The same silver cord is now lacing a green over dress to be worn to the Renn Faire (and Ambrosia Hino, the baby I was carrying when I was Ceres, is now also a mother...).  Hmm...wonder if I can get them to dress up as Hades & Persephone?  But since Persephone never got pregnant (at least not in any mythology I ever heard of) - what do we do with Wonderful GrandSon for a costume?  I am just pedant enough to want to stick to the "original canon" rather than start making stuff up.....
Dress him as a pomegranate?
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: VorFemme on October 14, 2013, 05:20:11 PM
Well, my old standby is an Ancient Greek costume made from a single bedsheet. Pretty cheap and very easy to customise! In the past, I've been:

- Medusa (with the addition of a few toy snakes in my hair)
- Clytemnestra (drenched in fake blood)
- Persephone (with a black cloak and crown of dried flowers)
- Athena (with a cardboard breast plate and stuffed toy owl)


Ten feet (just over three yards or fairly close to 3 meters) of green fabric with silver trim (rick rack, metallic braid, etc.) and I was Ceres.  Gold might have been better (color of grain) but I was going for the metal that they had all the sizes that I needed for the costume in stock.  Greek chitons are easy - they do work better with fabric with more drape rather than stiff fabrics.  I also found a small silver sequined "crown" in with the kids' costume stuff to use as a stephane - with the silver cord, my hair was styling.  I was also pregnant - so Ceres was a good choice. 

Same silver trim and pink fabric and I was Aphrodite (I forget if I was Aphrodite first or reusing the silver to be Ceres).

The same silver cord is now lacing a green over dress to be worn to the Renn Faire (and Ambrosia Hino, the baby I was carrying when I was Ceres, is now also a mother...).  Hmm...wonder if I can get them to dress up as Hades & Persephone?  But since Persephone never got pregnant (at least not in any mythology I ever heard of) - what do we do with Wonderful GrandSon for a costume?  I am just pedant enough to want to stick to the "original canon" rather than start making stuff up.....
Dress him as a pomegranate?

He's about to turn three - that is going to be one BIG pomegranate!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Black Delphinium on October 14, 2013, 05:23:34 PM
Well, my old standby is an Ancient Greek costume made from a single bedsheet. Pretty cheap and very easy to customise! In the past, I've been:

- Medusa (with the addition of a few toy snakes in my hair)
- Clytemnestra (drenched in fake blood)
- Persephone (with a black cloak and crown of dried flowers)
- Athena (with a cardboard breast plate and stuffed toy owl)


Ten feet (just over three yards or fairly close to 3 meters) of green fabric with silver trim (rick rack, metallic braid, etc.) and I was Ceres.  Gold might have been better (color of grain) but I was going for the metal that they had all the sizes that I needed for the costume in stock.  Greek chitons are easy - they do work better with fabric with more drape rather than stiff fabrics.  I also found a small silver sequined "crown" in with the kids' costume stuff to use as a stephane - with the silver cord, my hair was styling.  I was also pregnant - so Ceres was a good choice. 

Same silver trim and pink fabric and I was Aphrodite (I forget if I was Aphrodite first or reusing the silver to be Ceres).

The same silver cord is now lacing a green over dress to be worn to the Renn Faire (and Ambrosia Hino, the baby I was carrying when I was Ceres, is now also a mother...).  Hmm...wonder if I can get them to dress up as Hades & Persephone?  But since Persephone never got pregnant (at least not in any mythology I ever heard of) - what do we do with Wonderful GrandSon for a costume?  I am just pedant enough to want to stick to the "original canon" rather than start making stuff up.....
Dress him as a pomegranate?

He's about to turn three - that is going to be one BIG pomegranate!
Little Hermes? He was sent to fetch her home to Ceres.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: ladyknight1 on October 14, 2013, 05:37:23 PM
I have this Maleficent costume and staff: http://www.ecrater.com/p/565291/disney-maleficent-costume-for-women-size-l-on?gps=1&id=55138122859 (http://www.ecrater.com/p/565291/disney-maleficent-costume-for-women-size-l-on?gps=1&id=55138122859)

I also have a Force FX lightsaber that changes colors by flipping a switch, green, blue and red. We have a Darth Maul cloak and last year I went to work as a Jedi. I wore knee high riding boots, jeans, a black tee and the cloak. It works great.

DH had an old chef's jacket that had stains, so we used fake blood to stain it more and cut a plastic knife in half. We had it sticking out of his back. It was great and people were amazed! I was a vampire in a long red dress and dark makeup.

Son bought a very expensive mask and wears it every year.

This year, I have a black lace broomstick skirt which will be worn with a long sleeved gray shirt covered in cobwebs and a black witch hat with attached lime green hair. The only thing I bought was the hat and the cobwebs.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: VorFemme on October 14, 2013, 05:46:39 PM
Well, my old standby is an Ancient Greek costume made from a single bedsheet. Pretty cheap and very easy to customise! In the past, I've been:

- Medusa (with the addition of a few toy snakes in my hair)
- Clytemnestra (drenched in fake blood)
- Persephone (with a black cloak and crown of dried flowers)
- Athena (with a cardboard breast plate and stuffed toy owl)


Ten feet (just over three yards or fairly close to 3 meters) of green fabric with silver trim (rick rack, metallic braid, etc.) and I was Ceres.  Gold might have been better (color of grain) but I was going for the metal that they had all the sizes that I needed for the costume in stock.  Greek chitons are easy - they do work better with fabric with more drape rather than stiff fabrics.  I also found a small silver sequined "crown" in with the kids' costume stuff to use as a stephane - with the silver cord, my hair was styling.  I was also pregnant - so Ceres was a good choice. 

Same silver trim and pink fabric and I was Aphrodite (I forget if I was Aphrodite first or reusing the silver to be Ceres).

The same silver cord is now lacing a green over dress to be worn to the Renn Faire (and Ambrosia Hino, the baby I was carrying when I was Ceres, is now also a mother...).  Hmm...wonder if I can get them to dress up as Hades & Persephone?  But since Persephone never got pregnant (at least not in any mythology I ever heard of) - what do we do with Wonderful GrandSon for a costume?  I am just pedant enough to want to stick to the "original canon" rather than start making stuff up.....
Dress him as a pomegranate?

He's about to turn three - that is going to be one BIG pomegranate!
Little Hermes? He was sent to fetch her home to Ceres.

That might work - or someone working for Hades with a pomegranate on a platter...maybe a couple of other fruits, I'd have to double check the legend....
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Elfmama on October 14, 2013, 06:34:39 PM
Wow, Amanita, those are amazing.

I usually go with "colorful shirt + facepaint+something on my head".  Red shirt plus red & black circles on cheeks, antennae = ladybug. Orange shirt + small bobble ponytails + "Cats" style facepaint = lion.

I have to LO's so most of the effort goes into their costumes.  I just answer the door and give out the candy.  I did scare the bejeebers out of my kids with the lion facepaint though - did it while they were gone T&T'ing and roared at them when they got back.  Bad mommy.
Three years ago I still had long hair.  As in 'almost knee length hair.'  Normally I kept it in braids, but for Halloween I brushed it all out and forward, then sat on the steps so that nothing showed but hair.  Kind of like Cousin Itt. :)  The candy was in a bowl on my lap.  When a kid came up the walk, held up the bag, and said "Trick or Treat" a candy bar would slooooowly appear from the hair.  I heard several comments about how spooky that was, and one or two littles were afraid to step forward and take it.  That was when I broke character, pulled the hair far enough forward so that the kids could see me, and held it out as normal.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Venus193 on October 14, 2013, 06:49:14 PM
I have never used my historical garb for Halloween before; it always felt like cheating.  However, I have a black medieval velvet thing with angel-wing sleeves that I might use this year.  I'm going to a party that will involve about a dozen meetup groups and I will go as one of my favorite opera characters.  Brunhilde is out because that was last year.  My choices this year (decision to come by end of week) are:

Isolde
Tosca
Carmen
Amneris
Giulietta (from Tales of Hoffman)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Jones on October 14, 2013, 08:43:54 PM
I feel like I cheated this year but I'm very happy with my non-sexy Spyro costume I got on eBay.

I told DH he could borrow my brown dress, put on his brown boots, wear a cape and bunny ears and be Bianca, but he was less than impressed with the idea.

He did quit suggesting that my newly fit bod would go great in a sexy costume this year, though. Probably worried I'd suggest he should put on the Spyro onesie.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: KenveeB on October 14, 2013, 09:18:15 PM
I try not to use my Ren Faire garb for Halloween, though sometimes I'll used bits and pieces of it. (A bodice or a cloak can come in handy for lots of costumes.) Any time I get something for a costume, it stays in my costume closet to be reused in other parts. I have a poodle skirt, a toga, a red cape, etc. It's fun to pull stuff together sometimes.

Last year I was Athena. Toga, plastic Roman war helmet (couldn't find a Greek one), a toy spear, and a little stuffed owl on my shoulder.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on October 14, 2013, 09:21:02 PM
DH had this costume commissioned for me and it's a very nice costume and kind of too bad I can't wear it anymore considering how much he paid for it.  Course no one knew who I was because no one else had seen Ah My Goddess.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v630/Savvy_Annie/IMG_1814-1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v630/Savvy_Annie/IMG_1472.jpg)

Not the best picture but here's me as the Depp version of Wonka:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v630/Savvy_Annie/IMG015.jpg)

And the costume I made when my oldest wanted to be Edward Scissorhands one year.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v630/Savvy_Annie/EdwardScissorhands.jpg)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Luci on October 14, 2013, 10:13:38 PM
For kids' cotumes, I had the puffiest clowns and and the chubiest witches in the world. Then when the holiday was a bit warm, they still managed look a bit sagggy but still OK. Yes, I  sewed their costumes with sweatshirts or snow jackets in mind. And, because the kids were two years apart, the costumes managed to last for about four years! Then, passed down to my sister in law. Still proud, however, the kids never asked me for my secrets, so I guess I wasn't so good after all.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Nikko-chan on October 14, 2013, 10:16:45 PM
I am going to be Amy Pond this year :D
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Thipu1 on October 15, 2013, 06:45:40 AM
An inexpensive and weatherproof costume for a child or an adult could be a Christmas tree. 

Get a green plastic tablecloth or shower curtain.  Fold it in half and have the child lie on it with arms outstretched. 

Trace an arc from wrist to wrist.  Cut out the circle and make a t-slit along the fold for the head.

A conical party hat with a styrofoam ball can form the angel for the top of the tree.

Attach left-overs from the cutting to the hat to form a hood going down to the shoulders. 

Decorate with garland and light-weight plastic ornaments. 

The beauty of this is that, if the weather is warm, it can be worn over a t-shirt and shorts.  If the weather is cold, the costume fits easily over a coat. 

Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: KenveeB on October 15, 2013, 07:23:07 AM
For kids' cotumes, I had the puffiest clowns and and the chubiest witches in the world. Then when the holiday was a bit warm, they still managed look a bit sagggy but still OK. Yes, I  sewed their costumes with sweatshirts or snow jackets in mind. And, because the kids were two years apart, the costumes managed to last for about four years! Then, passed down to my sister in law. Still proud, however, the kids never asked me for my secrets, so I guess I wasn't so good after all.

I had a friend who lived in Alaska for a while. She remembered always hating having to cover up her pretty costume with a snowsuit for trick or treating. So she made her daughter a big oversized princess dress that could go over the snowsuit instead. It was used for dress-up for years after. :)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: cwm on October 15, 2013, 02:54:34 PM
This year I'm going to be Clara Oswin Oswald. BF is going to be Eleven. We're actually going to a party where prizes are awarded for costumes.

In the past, I've appropriated my grandma's witch dress. It was designed and made for her when she was the Wicked Witch of the West in a play, and she got to keep it. Amazing quality, it fit me very well, and it's lasted for decades.

Of course, my favorite was the second year I was in college. I was part of a Renaissance fencing club, so I had a perfect outfit. I switched out my pants for a bright skirt, bought some doll hair, hot glued it to some big socks, and went as a hobbit.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: flowersintheattic on October 15, 2013, 04:09:19 PM
My husband and I generally do group costumes or a couples costume. A few years ago, he had a group "Old-School WWF Wrestlers" costume with friends, where he was the Ultimate Warrior. Two years ago, we did a group "Clue" costume - I was Mrs. Peacock, he was Professor Plum, and we had friends who were Miss Scarlett and Mr. Green (unfortunately, we couldn't find two more people to complete the set). This year, we're going to be Walter White and Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad.

For Halloween, we generally go with items we already have or from the Goodwill. I like to spend minimal money on costumes. :)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Ms_Cellany on October 15, 2013, 04:10:57 PM
A few years ago, I found a U-Haul uniform shirt at Goodwill. I wore it with khakis, and carried a dozen roses. I was a second date.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Ferrets on October 15, 2013, 04:23:18 PM
A few years ago, I found a U-Haul uniform shirt at Goodwill. I wore it with khakis, and carried a dozen roses. I was a second date.

*snerk* ;D

Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: magicdomino on October 15, 2013, 04:28:52 PM
Well, my old standby is an Ancient Greek costume made from a single bedsheet. Pretty cheap and very easy to customise! In the past, I've been:

- Medusa (with the addition of a few toy snakes in my hair)
- Clytemnestra (drenched in fake blood)
- Persephone (with a black cloak and crown of dried flowers)
- Athena (with a cardboard breast plate and stuffed toy owl)


Ten feet (just over three yards or fairly close to 3 meters) of green fabric with silver trim (rick rack, metallic braid, etc.) and I was Ceres.  Gold might have been better (color of grain) but I was going for the metal that they had all the sizes that I needed for the costume in stock.  Greek chitons are easy - they do work better with fabric with more drape rather than stiff fabrics.  I also found a small silver sequined "crown" in with the kids' costume stuff to use as a stephane - with the silver cord, my hair was styling.  I was also pregnant - so Ceres was a good choice. 

Same silver trim and pink fabric and I was Aphrodite (I forget if I was Aphrodite first or reusing the silver to be Ceres).

The same silver cord is now lacing a green over dress to be worn to the Renn Faire (and Ambrosia Hino, the baby I was carrying when I was Ceres, is now also a mother...).  Hmm...wonder if I can get them to dress up as Hades & Persephone?  But since Persephone never got pregnant (at least not in any mythology I ever heard of) - what do we do with Wonderful GrandSon for a costume?  I am just pedant enough to want to stick to the "original canon" rather than start making stuff up.....

Cerberus the three-headed puppy?  A brown hoodie with floppy puppy ears would work for the main head, but I'm not sure how you would do the other two heads.  Decapitating toy dogs might upset a three-year-old. 
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Ms_Cellany on October 15, 2013, 05:02:45 PM
A few years ago, I found a U-Haul uniform shirt at Goodwill. I wore it with khakis, and carried a dozen roses. I was a second date.
*snerk* ;D

Yay! Someone got it!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: EllenS on October 15, 2013, 05:23:48 PM
Well, my old standby is an Ancient Greek costume made from a single bedsheet. Pretty cheap and very easy to customise! In the past, I've been:

- Medusa (with the addition of a few toy snakes in my hair)
- Clytemnestra (drenched in fake blood)
- Persephone (with a black cloak and crown of dried flowers)
- Athena (with a cardboard breast plate and stuffed toy owl)


Ten feet (just over three yards or fairly close to 3 meters) of green fabric with silver trim (rick rack, metallic braid, etc.) and I was Ceres.  Gold might have been better (color of grain) but I was going for the metal that they had all the sizes that I needed for the costume in stock.  Greek chitons are easy - they do work better with fabric with more drape rather than stiff fabrics.  I also found a small silver sequined "crown" in with the kids' costume stuff to use as a stephane - with the silver cord, my hair was styling.  I was also pregnant - so Ceres was a good choice. 

Same silver trim and pink fabric and I was Aphrodite (I forget if I was Aphrodite first or reusing the silver to be Ceres).

The same silver cord is now lacing a green over dress to be worn to the Renn Faire (and Ambrosia Hino, the baby I was carrying when I was Ceres, is now also a mother...).  Hmm...wonder if I can get them to dress up as Hades & Persephone?  But since Persephone never got pregnant (at least not in any mythology I ever heard of) - what do we do with Wonderful GrandSon for a costume?  I am just pedant enough to want to stick to the "original canon" rather than start making stuff up.....

Cerberus the three-headed puppy?  A brown hoodie with floppy puppy ears would work for the main head, but I'm not sure how you would do the other two heads.  Decapitating toy dogs might upset a three-year-old.

SOCK PUPPET PUPPY HEADS!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Hillia on October 15, 2013, 06:13:32 PM
DS about age 3.  He was the gingerbread man.  (yes, I inflicted that haircut on him.)

http://s734.photobucket.com/user/mrs_hill_pix/media/halloween.jpg.html (http://s734.photobucket.com/user/mrs_hill_pix/media/halloween.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: VorFemme on October 15, 2013, 06:26:55 PM
And one of the heads can be holding a pomegranate in its teeth!

Now to see what the kids think (grandkid will probably LOVE being a dog - they have two).
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Shea on October 15, 2013, 09:28:54 PM
I'm going to be Mal from Firefly, using the costume I have from several years ago. I considered being the Fourth Doctor, since I recently cut my (quite curly) hair short, but I didn't think of it in time to make a suitably ginormous scarf ;). Next year!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: sunnygirl on October 16, 2013, 05:18:41 AM
Last year I didn't have time to buy/make a costume, so I re-used my bunny costume from Easter, daubed it with fake blood and added some plastic vampire fangs, and went as the Killer Bunny of Caerbannog. Except my boss didn't wear a costume so I wound up forcing him to wear my ears and fluffy tail so at least he'd have something.

My work always throws a big Christmas costume party in early December that is themed (e.g. sci-fi, fairytale - last year was Prom Night so I decided to go as the horror movie Prom Night) and they announce the theme in October because people get very competitive over costumes and need time to work on them, so I often double up my costume from that for Halloween.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: sidi-ji on October 16, 2013, 05:26:37 AM
@ Hillia:  ooh, so cute!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on October 16, 2013, 06:31:29 AM
Last year I didn't have time to buy/make a costume, so I re-used my bunny costume from Easter, daubed it with fake blood and added some plastic vampire fangs, and went as the Killer Bunny of Caerbannog. Except my boss didn't wear a costume so I wound up forcing him to wear my ears and fluffy tail so at least he'd have something.

My work always throws a big Christmas costume party in early December that is themed (e.g. sci-fi, fairytale - last year was Prom Night so I decided to go as the horror movie Prom Night) and they announce the theme in October because people get very competitive over costumes and need time to work on them, so I often double up my costume from that for Halloween.

LOVE!!!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: cwm on October 16, 2013, 09:08:22 AM
My husband and I generally do group costumes or a couples costume. A few years ago, he had a group "Old-School WWF Wrestlers" costume with friends, where he was the Ultimate Warrior. Two years ago, we did a group "Clue" costume - I was Mrs. Peacock, he was Professor Plum, and we had friends who were Miss Scarlett and Mr. Green (unfortunately, we couldn't find two more people to complete the set). This year, we're going to be Walter White and Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad.

For Halloween, we generally go with items we already have or from the Goodwill. I like to spend minimal money on costumes. :)

This is how I do Halloween. One year my sister and I got raw fabric and I sewed it into loose drapey dresses. We went as Demeter and Persephone. I think it cost maybe $35 for both of our costumes, including the accessories. We actually won a competition at an improv show with them, and I learned a lot about sewing at that point. It was fun.

This year's was a thrift store find. The dress (which I had to modify, but it's DONE!) and the leather jacket. I had to go buy leggings, and I had the shoes, so it's going to be fantastic.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: esteban on October 16, 2013, 09:23:26 AM
We try to be creative.  This year I am going simple for the cheap laugh.

Tying a bow around myself and adding a large gift tag

To: Women
From: God
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on October 16, 2013, 09:45:09 AM
My husband and I generally do group costumes or a couples costume. A few years ago, he had a group "Old-School WWF Wrestlers" costume with friends, where he was the Ultimate Warrior. Two years ago, we did a group "Clue" costume - I was Mrs. Peacock, he was Professor Plum, and we had friends who were Miss Scarlett and Mr. Green (unfortunately, we couldn't find two more people to complete the set). This year, we're going to be Walter White and Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad.

For Halloween, we generally go with items we already have or from the Goodwill. I like to spend minimal money on costumes. :)

This is how I do Halloween. One year my sister and I got raw fabric and I sewed it into loose drapey dresses. We went as Demeter and Persephone. I think it cost maybe $35 for both of our costumes, including the accessories. We actually won a competition at an improv show with them, and I learned a lot about sewing at that point. It was fun.

This year's was a thrift store find. The dress (which I had to modify, but it's DONE!) and the leather jacket. I had to go buy leggings, and I had the shoes, so it's going to be fantastic.

The little guy is going to be a minion.  I have overalls and a long sleeved yellow shirt, I'm just not sure how I'm going to pull off the goggles when he doesn't like anything on his head and can't imagine he'd stay still long enough for me to paint them on with makeup. 
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: ladyknight1 on October 16, 2013, 09:55:29 AM
We try to be creative.  This year I am going simple for the cheap laugh.

Tying a bow around myself and adding a large gift tag

To: Women
From: God

Thanks for the laugh and the image. Are you going to wear clothing or go au natural?
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: cwm on October 16, 2013, 10:51:08 AM
We try to be creative.  This year I am going simple for the cheap laugh.

Tying a bow around myself and adding a large gift tag

To: Women
From: God

I had a friend who did that one year. He dressed and acted like a sleazy used car salesman to boot. It came off so well for him that he was going to do it again the next year, but we convinced him that once was enough.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: faithlessone on October 16, 2013, 11:54:19 AM
We try to be creative.  This year I am going simple for the cheap laugh.

Tying a bow around myself and adding a large gift tag

To: Women
From: God

Hehe, a friend of mine did that a couple of years ago. It was made even more funny by his best friend, who had a "Hello, My Name Is" sticker with "God" written on it. He went around apologising to all the girls! Big hit. ;D
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Angel B. on October 17, 2013, 04:13:48 AM
I'm bad and I always buy my costume. Halloween is my favorite holiday and I go all out. The selection where I am is limited(Asia) so I had to spend quite a bit(over 100 US) but I'm hoping it will be worth it...I'm going to be Zorro. I had to go to a special store to get Western sized costume!

My collection is always growing though, and I've been Wonder Woman, Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Little Red Riding Hood(another year of limited selection), Warrior Princess, Belly Dancer...
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Ghosty on October 17, 2013, 04:42:11 AM
My costume is a huge cardboard box papier mached with a happy monster face on one side.
One "tooth" in the face is a drawer that opens I will hide inside and put candy bars in that drawer for Tricky Treaters.

The big fella is going to be Papa Legba in a thrifted Tux, decorated top-hat, one lense sunglasses and skull facepaint.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Nikko-chan on October 17, 2013, 05:41:55 AM
Just wanted to say: I have  everything for my costume. I just have to get the wig cut. Yaaaay! Also: Are we going to be posting pictures this year?
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on October 17, 2013, 06:12:36 AM
Not mine, but found on Imgur (warning: one mildly NSFW word in the comments section):

http://imgur.com/gallery/aekqN
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 17, 2013, 01:13:06 PM
I'm searching for mirrors from an old 60's/70's era pick up truck.  When I get them, I'm going to weld them, plus some hubcaps and some old fence posts to my youngest's old wheelchair.  He's going as a truck driver.  The chair is getting turned into the tractor part of a semi. 
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Thipu1 on October 17, 2013, 01:26:30 PM
I'm searching for mirrors from an old 60's/70's era pick up truck.  When I get them, I'm going to weld them, plus some hubcaps and some old fence posts to my youngest's old wheelchair.  He's going as a truck driver.  The chair is getting turned into the tractor part of a semi.

I can't seem to find it now but there was a wonderful picture of a little boy in a wheelchair.  It was disguised as an ice cream truck and the kid was the ice cream man.  it was funny, inventive and adorable. 
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 17, 2013, 01:35:33 PM
I'm searching for mirrors from an old 60's/70's era pick up truck.  When I get them, I'm going to weld them, plus some hubcaps and some old fence posts to my youngest's old wheelchair.  He's going as a truck driver.  The chair is getting turned into the tractor part of a semi.

I can't seem to find it now but there was a wonderful picture of a little boy in a wheelchair.  It was disguised as an ice cream truck and the kid was the ice cream man.  it was funny, inventive and adorable.

That's kind of the idea here.  I'm going to bend the old fence post so they look like the exhaust stacks and weld them to the back of the chair.  Then I'll weld some hubcaps to the grab bar part of the wheels and the mirrors from the older pick ups look enough like truck mirrors to round out the look (plus they're small enough not to overwhelm the chair).  Then I'll paint some made up company name on the sides along with a fake DOT number and our city, just like you see on the doors of trucks.  I thought about trying to rig a trailer of some sort, but my ex-boyfriend, who is a trucker, suggested telling him to tell people that he was "bobtailing" for trick or treating purposes.  Bobtailing is, of course, what truckers call it when they're driving without a trailer attached. I will post pictures when I'm done. :)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: ladyknight1 on October 17, 2013, 01:38:36 PM
You are an awesome mom!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: GlitterIsMyDrug on October 17, 2013, 01:47:06 PM
We always assemble ours from odds and ends from what we have. One year, when I was in high school, my great-grandma and I made a renaissance styled dress for me. We made it out of corduroy (because it was less expensive) and oh my was it time consuming. Turned out quiet nice, but very time consuming.

Last year at a post-Halloween sale we bought these "naughty" nurse costumes. They were actually black and kind of satin like, vs. the white pleather I always see around. So we're going as dead nurses this year. The back story (because we always create one), is that we worked in an insane asylum and were brutally killed by an escaped mental patient, now on Halloween we come back to wreck havoc and "search" for the patient who killed us. This made better by the fact that one of our friends is going as an escaped mental patient (he's wearing a fake straight jacket and pj pants) so he'll be the one we're "searching" for.

My favorite year we dressed up with my BFF as the witches from Hocus-Pocus.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Thipu1 on October 17, 2013, 01:57:48 PM
One neighborhood kid a few years ago did something that was both inexpensive and awesome.  He dressed up as sushi.   

He was a piece of California Roll and the costume was sort of a sandwich board.  Large circles of poster board were cut and painted to resemble the faux crab, avocado and celery.  Plastic packing peanuts were glued on to simulate the rice.  The seaweed on the outside was made from a black, plastic trash bag with holes cut for the arms. 

It was perfect because the child didn't have to worry about the temperature on Halloween.  Whatever he needed to wear under it, he could wear and his costume was still immediately identifiable. 
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 17, 2013, 01:58:17 PM
You are an awesome mom!

*blush*

Thanks.  I'm just glad I've got the dad I've got.  How many other people have such easy access to a welder!  It makes projects like this so much easier. :)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Elfmama on October 17, 2013, 02:05:49 PM
We always assemble ours from odds and ends from what we have. One year, when I was in high school, my great-grandma and I made a renaissance styled dress for me. We made it out of corduroy (because it was less expensive) and oh my was it time consuming. Turned out quiet nice, but very time consuming.
Actually, corduroy is fairly authentic for Renaissance garb.  It's not quite a noble's velvets, but it is a good middle-class attempt around various sumptuary laws.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on October 17, 2013, 03:30:44 PM
I'm searching for mirrors from an old 60's/70's era pick up truck.  When I get them, I'm going to weld them, plus some hubcaps and some old fence posts to my youngest's old wheelchair.  He's going as a truck driver.  The chair is getting turned into the tractor part of a semi.

I can't seem to find it now but there was a wonderful picture of a little boy in a wheelchair.  It was disguised as an ice cream truck and the kid was the ice cream man.  it was funny, inventive and adorable.

That's kind of the idea here.  I'm going to bend the old fence post so they look like the exhaust stacks and weld them to the back of the chair.  Then I'll weld some hubcaps to the grab bar part of the wheels and the mirrors from the older pick ups look enough like truck mirrors to round out the look (plus they're small enough not to overwhelm the chair).  Then I'll paint some made up company name on the sides along with a fake DOT number and our city, just like you see on the doors of trucks.  I thought about trying to rig a trailer of some sort, but my ex-boyfriend, who is a trucker, suggested telling him to tell people that he was "bobtailing" for trick or treating purposes.  Bobtailing is, of course, what truckers call it when they're driving without a trailer attached. I will post pictures when I'm done. :)

The 80s cartoon geek in me says make the semi cab look like Optimus Prime.  :D
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 17, 2013, 03:33:24 PM
I'm searching for mirrors from an old 60's/70's era pick up truck.  When I get them, I'm going to weld them, plus some hubcaps and some old fence posts to my youngest's old wheelchair.  He's going as a truck driver.  The chair is getting turned into the tractor part of a semi.

I can't seem to find it now but there was a wonderful picture of a little boy in a wheelchair.  It was disguised as an ice cream truck and the kid was the ice cream man.  it was funny, inventive and adorable.

That's kind of the idea here.  I'm going to bend the old fence post so they look like the exhaust stacks and weld them to the back of the chair.  Then I'll weld some hubcaps to the grab bar part of the wheels and the mirrors from the older pick ups look enough like truck mirrors to round out the look (plus they're small enough not to overwhelm the chair).  Then I'll paint some made up company name on the sides along with a fake DOT number and our city, just like you see on the doors of trucks.  I thought about trying to rig a trailer of some sort, but my ex-boyfriend, who is a trucker, suggested telling him to tell people that he was "bobtailing" for trick or treating purposes.  Bobtailing is, of course, what truckers call it when they're driving without a trailer attached. I will post pictures when I'm done. :)

The 80s cartoon geek in me says make the semi cab look like Optimus Prime.  :D

That would be awesome, but I think that would be beyond my creative abilities.  I can manage a welder, clamps and paint stencils, but beyond that, I'm no good.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: cwm on October 18, 2013, 08:46:38 AM
Just wanted to say: I have  everything for my costume. I just have to get the wig cut. Yaaaay! Also: Are we going to be posting pictures this year?

YAY wig cutting! I just have to figure out how to do my hair. Test today, party tomorrow, so I've got aroundabout 24 hours to find pictures online, figure out how it's done, and learn how to do it to myself. Also, helping friend move tomorrow morning, so less time.

But I will be posting pictures, for sure. Tried on my costume in full on Wednesday and it's looking fantastic. And I learned how to tie BF's tie for him. Bow ties are apparently beyond what he can grasp and make look nice easily.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Ms_Cellany on October 18, 2013, 08:52:51 AM
My costume is fascinating already!

(http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/Packie_Rattie/AF465946-CE44-409A-A821-8C8A9526C48D-13078-0000099F0EF34553_zps4d631809.jpg)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: magicdomino on October 18, 2013, 11:04:24 AM
My costume is fascinating already!

(http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/Packie_Rattie/AF465946-CE44-409A-A821-8C8A9526C48D-13078-0000099F0EF34553_zps4d631809.jpg)

Look, Mom's going as a bowl of spaghetti!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on October 18, 2013, 11:06:25 AM
I'm searching for mirrors from an old 60's/70's era pick up truck.  When I get them, I'm going to weld them, plus some hubcaps and some old fence posts to my youngest's old wheelchair.  He's going as a truck driver.  The chair is getting turned into the tractor part of a semi.

I can't seem to find it now but there was a wonderful picture of a little boy in a wheelchair.  It was disguised as an ice cream truck and the kid was the ice cream man.  it was funny, inventive and adorable.

That's kind of the idea here.  I'm going to bend the old fence post so they look like the exhaust stacks and weld them to the back of the chair.  Then I'll weld some hubcaps to the grab bar part of the wheels and the mirrors from the older pick ups look enough like truck mirrors to round out the look (plus they're small enough not to overwhelm the chair).  Then I'll paint some made up company name on the sides along with a fake DOT number and our city, just like you see on the doors of trucks.  I thought about trying to rig a trailer of some sort, but my ex-boyfriend, who is a trucker, suggested telling him to tell people that he was "bobtailing" for trick or treating purposes.  Bobtailing is, of course, what truckers call it when they're driving without a trailer attached. I will post pictures when I'm done. :)

That is awesome! :):)  Last year I saw parents who had made a wagon into a steam engine.  I may think about that for next year since the littlest one LOVES trains.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 18, 2013, 11:16:29 AM
Not sure if this is the best place to ask, but I don't think it warrants a whole thread....

I was going to dress the dogs as super heroes, but I also wanted to try to dress them in costumes that would fit in with a trucker theme to go with the trucker costume.  A friend suggested making the big dog a tow truck and the little dog a small car.  Another friend suggested going with an "A-Team" theme and making the big dog the trailer and the little dog the car (I forget the name of the car).  I love both ideas, but I have no clue how to make those kinds of costumes for dogs.  I need help. Another site came up with a great list of suggestions for costumes, but no creative help on how to actually do it.  Anybody have any thoughts?  Here's a picture of the dogs:

(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn67/mmsw1/64990_4854786681268_1276571011_n_zps021e09d7.jpg) (http://s301.photobucket.com/user/mmsw1/media/64990_4854786681268_1276571011_n_zps021e09d7.jpg.html)

The picture is almost a year old and the big dog was still a puppy.  He's about 50 pounds bigger now.  The little dog has lost a little weight and isn't so tubby, but roughly the same size.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: KenveeB on October 18, 2013, 12:46:20 PM
I'm searching for mirrors from an old 60's/70's era pick up truck.  When I get them, I'm going to weld them, plus some hubcaps and some old fence posts to my youngest's old wheelchair.  He's going as a truck driver.  The chair is getting turned into the tractor part of a semi.

I can't seem to find it now but there was a wonderful picture of a little boy in a wheelchair.  It was disguised as an ice cream truck and the kid was the ice cream man.  it was funny, inventive and adorable.

That's kind of the idea here.  I'm going to bend the old fence post so they look like the exhaust stacks and weld them to the back of the chair.  Then I'll weld some hubcaps to the grab bar part of the wheels and the mirrors from the older pick ups look enough like truck mirrors to round out the look (plus they're small enough not to overwhelm the chair).  Then I'll paint some made up company name on the sides along with a fake DOT number and our city, just like you see on the doors of trucks.  I thought about trying to rig a trailer of some sort, but my ex-boyfriend, who is a trucker, suggested telling him to tell people that he was "bobtailing" for trick or treating purposes.  Bobtailing is, of course, what truckers call it when they're driving without a trailer attached. I will post pictures when I'm done. :)

That is awesome! :):)  Last year I saw parents who had made a wagon into a steam engine.  I may think about that for next year since the littlest one LOVES trains.

I saw the cutest picture the other day with a kid dressed as a mouse, riding in a wagon decorated as a mousetrap!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on October 18, 2013, 01:09:44 PM
Not sure if this is the best place to ask, but I don't think it warrants a whole thread....

I was going to dress the dogs as super heroes, but I also wanted to try to dress them in costumes that would fit in with a trucker theme to go with the trucker costume.  A friend suggested making the big dog a tow truck and the little dog a small car.  Another friend suggested going with an "A-Team" theme and making the big dog the trailer and the little dog the car (I forget the name of the car).  I love both ideas, but I have no clue how to make those kinds of costumes for dogs.  I need help. Another site came up with a great list of suggestions for costumes, but no creative help on how to actually do it.  Anybody have any thoughts?  Here's a picture of the dogs:

(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn67/mmsw1/64990_4854786681268_1276571011_n_zps021e09d7.jpg) (http://s301.photobucket.com/user/mmsw1/media/64990_4854786681268_1276571011_n_zps021e09d7.jpg.html)

The picture is almost a year old and the big dog was still a puppy.  He's about 50 pounds bigger now.  The little dog has lost a little weight and isn't so tubby, but roughly the same size.

I think you're thinking of Knight Rider (the Trans-Am's name is KITT).  The A-Team just had a black w/red stripe GMC full-sized van.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 18, 2013, 01:35:07 PM
Not sure if this is the best place to ask, but I don't think it warrants a whole thread....

I was going to dress the dogs as super heroes, but I also wanted to try to dress them in costumes that would fit in with a trucker theme to go with the trucker costume.  A friend suggested making the big dog a tow truck and the little dog a small car.  Another friend suggested going with an "A-Team" theme and making the big dog the trailer and the little dog the car (I forget the name of the car).  I love both ideas, but I have no clue how to make those kinds of costumes for dogs.  I need help. Another site came up with a great list of suggestions for costumes, but no creative help on how to actually do it.  Anybody have any thoughts?  Here's a picture of the dogs:

(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn67/mmsw1/64990_4854786681268_1276571011_n_zps021e09d7.jpg) (http://s301.photobucket.com/user/mmsw1/media/64990_4854786681268_1276571011_n_zps021e09d7.jpg.html)

The picture is almost a year old and the big dog was still a puppy.  He's about 50 pounds bigger now.  The little dog has lost a little weight and isn't so tubby, but roughly the same size.

I think you're thinking of Knight Rider (the Trans-Am's name is KITT).  The A-Team just had a black w/red stripe GMC full-sized van.

You are right.  I claim brain-dead syndrome this morning.  It's been a long week.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on October 18, 2013, 02:44:27 PM
Not sure if this is the best place to ask, but I don't think it warrants a whole thread....

I was going to dress the dogs as super heroes, but I also wanted to try to dress them in costumes that would fit in with a trucker theme to go with the trucker costume.  A friend suggested making the big dog a tow truck and the little dog a small car.  Another friend suggested going with an "A-Team" theme and making the big dog the trailer and the little dog the car (I forget the name of the car).  I love both ideas, but I have no clue how to make those kinds of costumes for dogs.  I need help. Another site came up with a great list of suggestions for costumes, but no creative help on how to actually do it.  Anybody have any thoughts?  Here's a picture of the dogs:

(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn67/mmsw1/64990_4854786681268_1276571011_n_zps021e09d7.jpg) (http://s301.photobucket.com/user/mmsw1/media/64990_4854786681268_1276571011_n_zps021e09d7.jpg.html)

The picture is almost a year old and the big dog was still a puppy.  He's about 50 pounds bigger now.  The little dog has lost a little weight and isn't so tubby, but roughly the same size.

I think you're thinking of Knight Rider (the Trans-Am's name is KITT).  The A-Team just had a black w/red stripe GMC full-sized van.

You are right.  I claim brain-dead syndrome this morning.  It's been a long week.

Not a problem... I'm an 80s TV/animation geek.  Pedantry is part of the package.  ;D
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Nikko-chan on October 20, 2013, 12:20:07 PM
What about posterboard? you can cut out the shape, and paint them, one for each side, and then connect them at the top using straps, and the straps on the bottom can have velcro... oh I hope i am explaining myself alright!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Knitterly on October 20, 2013, 12:35:27 PM
I am dressing up as Vanellope von Schweetz. 
Mr K says no one will know get it.  I disagree and I'm eager to see if at least one person will get it without being told who I am and what movie I come from.  ;)

I plan on reusing the costume for comic-con next year, too.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Thipu1 on October 20, 2013, 01:49:43 PM
Mr. Thipu is really getting into the Halloween spirit.  This afternoon he dug out a ratty old lab coat and a hard hat.  He's thinking of putting a label on the bump cap that says 'Supervisor.  Hogwart's Express Maintenance of Way' and carrying a clip board.  He's just gone out for a walk and I wouldn't be surprised if he came back with a 'Mad Scientist' wig. 

He also spent a good half hour finding the grapevine wreath we put on the door, the autumn leaf garlands we twine around the railing and the orange lights we drape around the cauldron in which we put our treats. 

There is hope for the man. 

Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Waterlight on October 20, 2013, 02:23:39 PM
I'm going to be a Wraith from Stargate Atlantis.  Pictures from Emerald City Comicon below so you can get an idea of what the Wraith look like:

(http://i1337.photobucket.com/albums/o669/MarisaLWood/queen_iron_of_the_house_of_night_by_wraithsinger-d5wwff0_zps8ca492b2.jpg)
(http://i1337.photobucket.com/albums/o669/MarisaLWood/it_s_not_life_force__but_it_ll_have_to_do_____by_wraithsinger-d5wwfvb_zps78e9dc62.jpg)

I've bought a long dress--in mauve-brown and black--I'll be wearing this time around instead of the Comicon costume.  I've also done a few refinements on the makeup since then, and will be adding a forehead prosthetic for Halloween:

(http://i1337.photobucket.com/albums/o669/MarisaLWood/the_queen_is_not_amused____by_wraithsinger-d68l8mm_zpsf5328f35.jpg)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mw8242 on October 20, 2013, 02:27:47 PM
My friends and I are going as the spice girls - but not the 90s singers. We have tshirt made up with spice labels and will each be a different cooking spice. It's an easy costume w/o the slutty wear that you can buy in the stores.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Hillia on October 20, 2013, 02:36:33 PM
Here's an example of a 3D dog costume. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHvYabNF2j4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHvYabNF2j4)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Roe on October 20, 2013, 02:38:44 PM
My kiddo wants to go as Loki from The Avengers.  He has the build, hair and color for it, however, I couldn't find a Loki child's costume anywhere so his brothers are creating it and the helmet is looking pretty awesome!

My DH might go as Thor.  ;))
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on October 20, 2013, 02:39:40 PM
My kiddo wants to go as Loki from The Avengers.  He has the build, hair and color for it, however, I couldn't find a Loki child's costume anywhere so his brothers are creating it and the helmet is looking pretty awesome!

My DH might go as Thor.  ;))

Pssst... Odin...
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 20, 2013, 05:46:20 PM
And apparently I'm going to have to come up with yet another costume.  It looks like I'll be going to Fantasy Fest in Key West on Friday, which means I need an "inappropriate" pirate costume.  Oh, boy.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on October 20, 2013, 06:45:15 PM
And apparently I'm going to have to come up with yet another costume.  It looks like I'll be going to Fantasy Fest in Key West on Friday, which means I need an "inappropriate" pirate costume.  Oh, boy.

Three eyepatches.  ;D
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on October 20, 2013, 07:25:35 PM
My middle son can't decide on a costume. I suggested we could paint/draw a fish on a white t-shirt, fashion a black belt and put something black on his back and go as sushi.  He wasn't crazy about that idea.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 20, 2013, 07:31:40 PM
On the food theme, when I was in middle school I cut various colored felt into the shape of veggies and pinned them to green sweats.  I was a tossed salad.

A few years ago my uncle wore brown sweats, taped kernels of frozen corn to it and was a piece of poo (though he used the word that starts with tu).
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Xandraea on October 20, 2013, 07:44:49 PM
My dad wore a chef's hat and jacket and an adult diaper with the word "Pampers" written on the back.  He was "The Pampered Chef".    ;D
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Petticoats on October 20, 2013, 08:56:52 PM
And apparently I'm going to have to come up with yet another costume.  It looks like I'll be going to Fantasy Fest in Key West on Friday, which means I need an "inappropriate" pirate costume.  Oh, boy.

Three eyepatches.  ;D

Bwahaha! Okay, you just won the thread. ;D
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Thipu1 on October 21, 2013, 09:38:36 AM
My middle son can't decide on a costume. I suggested we could paint/draw a fish on a white t-shirt, fashion a black belt and put something black on his back and go as sushi.  He wasn't crazy about that idea.

Back on page five (reply 62) I described an impressive and easy sushi costume a kid here wore several years ago.  That might help. 
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Outdoor Girl on October 21, 2013, 09:52:36 AM
A bunch of grapes?

Get a clear garbage bag, big enough to be worn.  Tighten it at the bottom, around your son's waist and fill it with purple or green balloons.

A friend always threw a Hallowe'en party.  I rarely bought a costume.  One year, I was a spider.  I stuffed two pairs of black tights with newspaper, attached them around my waist with a belt, wore black pants and a black shirt.  I fashioned a web out of coathangers and that web stuff you can buy.  The piece de resistance was the men figures cut out of black construction paper which were then enmeshed in the web.   ;D

In 1999, the theme was Y2K.  I went as a bottle of Dom Perignon.  The liquor store near me had a bottle in the back that I could look at.  I sketched the design onto a bristol board sandwich board, made a 'cork' out of bristol boad and a shower cap, and dressed all in green.  The cork got popped way before midnight, though.  That thing was annoying.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Aria on October 21, 2013, 11:24:28 AM
I am dressing up as Vanellope von Schweetz. 
Mr K says no one will know get it.  I disagree and I'm eager to see if at least one person will get it without being told who I am and what movie I come from.  ;)

I plan on reusing the costume for comic-con next year, too.

I love it! Wreck-It Ralph is an awesome movie. I hope you'll post pictures!

This year I am wearing pajamas, cat ears, and a cat tail. I'm going to be the cat's pajamas.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: KenveeB on October 21, 2013, 01:26:09 PM
A bunch of grapes?

Get a clear garbage bag, big enough to be worn.  Tighten it at the bottom, around your son's waist and fill it with purple or green balloons.

Or use multi-colored balloons, wear red pants and a red hat, and be a gumball machine. :)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: VorFemme on October 21, 2013, 01:32:19 PM
And apparently I'm going to have to come up with yet another costume.  It looks like I'll be going to Fantasy Fest in Key West on Friday, which means I need an "inappropriate" pirate costume.  Oh, boy.

Three eyepatches.  ;D

Take the shirt off under the vest and lace it or use some brooches & a bit of chain to hold it together just enough to avoid having any small infants wanting a snack.....unstitch part of the outer side seams to show your legs off....& wear really high heeled boots.

Large hoop earrings in inappropriate places to be seen in public and a semi-sheer top that lets them be glimpsed is another option.

Or wear a gold bikini, a belly dancer's hip scarf with coins, jewelry with lots of bling, and a small sign (or big necklace pendant) saying "pirate loot" (or booty, if you like puns)....gold or silver high heels optional.  The idea is to look like a walking pile of treasure.....
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 21, 2013, 02:21:20 PM
And apparently I'm going to have to come up with yet another costume.  It looks like I'll be going to Fantasy Fest in Key West on Friday, which means I need an "inappropriate" pirate costume.  Oh, boy.

Three eyepatches.  ;D

Take the shirt off under the vest and lace it or use some brooches & a bit of chain to hold it together just enough to avoid having any small infants wanting a snack.....unstitch part of the outer side seams to show your legs off....& wear really high heeled boots.

Large hoop earrings in inappropriate places to be seen in public and a semi-sheer top that lets them be glimpsed is another option.

Or wear a gold bikini, a belly dancer's hip scarf with coins, jewelry with lots of bling, and a small sign (or big necklace pendant) saying "pirate loot" (or booty, if you like puns)....gold or silver high heels optional.  The idea is to look like a walking pile of treasure.....

Oh, now this is a good idea!  I might have to reconsider what I had been considering.  Being covered is not required.  This is Fantasy Fest.  Many people will be "wearing" costumes that consist only of body paint (and NOTHING else).  I won't go that far, but a little public indecency might not be out of the question.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Black Delphinium on October 21, 2013, 02:27:52 PM
You could be a reverse mermaid...bikini bottom and fishy facepaint.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 21, 2013, 03:00:09 PM
I'm going to the Pirate Ball, so it needs to be pirate themed.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: VorFemme on October 21, 2013, 03:22:34 PM
We went to a pirate themed dinner theater in Orlando last year - the pirate captain's name was Chest and his wife was Treasure...so now you know the theme to go for....wooden hat (lid) optional.  Bling a must!

Gold or silver every thing - copper & bronze would be too, too common.  Ivory and jewels would be the perfect accent colors - why stop at just six colors?  Acrylic jewels can be glued or sewn to various places on a lame bikini...body paint optional.  Bracelets would be more fun, anyway - wear them on upper arms, wrists, ankles, and anywhere else they happen to fit. 

Silk scarves optional - but only if you're wanting to add a little mystery to the costume (or cover a tattoo, so no one can spot you immediately as who you REALLY are).  Possibly a bit of brocade as a side slit skirt with jeweled trim?  Some fabrics were expensive enough to be included in treasure, back when ALL fabrics were hand woven!  Heck, some still are!  Hand woven silk satins or velvets - possibly other hand woven fabrics....

Have fun!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on October 21, 2013, 03:29:34 PM
My middle son can't decide on a costume. I suggested we could paint/draw a fish on a white t-shirt, fashion a black belt and put something black on his back and go as sushi.  He wasn't crazy about that idea.

Back on page five (reply 62) I described an impressive and easy sushi costume a kid here wore several years ago.  That might help.

Well he said he didn't want to be sushi. My next idea, since he loves Peanuts is to suggest he wear a striped shirt and carry a blue blanket and go as Linus.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on October 21, 2013, 06:39:30 PM
Okay, as it turns out I was able to get Piratebabe to stay still long enough to draw goggles on him. :)

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1391710_10201197331189982_233042499_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Nikko-chan on October 21, 2013, 07:35:24 PM
Okay, as it turns out I was able to get Piratebabe to stay still long enough to draw goggles on him. :)

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1391710_10201197331189982_233042499_n.jpg)

Piratebabe is sooo cuuuuute!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 21, 2013, 07:38:26 PM
Oh,  goodness! He's adorable!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Roe on October 21, 2013, 08:31:00 PM
My kiddo wants to go as Loki from The Avengers.  He has the build, hair and color for it, however, I couldn't find a Loki child's costume anywhere so his brothers are creating it and the helmet is looking pretty awesome!

My DH might go as Thor.  ;))

Pssst... Odin...

It might make sense for him to go as Odin but I like Thor way better!  ;) 
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on October 21, 2013, 08:48:39 PM
Oh,  goodness! He's adorable!

Thank you Nikko and M! :)  That was at the church choir's Halloween party tonight.  He was so good today despite not getting his nap.  Nana (MIL came to visit and she stayed till about 4 and there just wasn't much time to let him nap before we had to be at the church but he was in good shape and aside from getting a bit fussy and clingy he was a very good boy this evening. :)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: MizA on October 22, 2013, 02:50:27 AM
A few years ago, I found a U-Haul uniform shirt at Goodwill. I wore it with khakis, and carried a dozen roses. I was a second date.

I just snorted tea out of my nose. Nicely done!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Nikko-chan on October 26, 2013, 09:28:10 PM
A few years ago, I found a U-Haul uniform shirt at Goodwill. I wore it with khakis, and carried a dozen roses. I was a second date.

I just snorted tea out of my nose. Nicely done!

I don't understand....
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Black Delphinium on October 26, 2013, 09:31:05 PM
A few years ago, I found a U-Haul uniform shirt at Goodwill. I wore it with khakis, and carried a dozen roses. I was a second date.

I just snorted tea out of my nose. Nicely done!

I don't understand....
Two dates and a U-Haul is a common joke about l3sbian relationships.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=uhaul
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Venus193 on October 26, 2013, 11:06:57 PM
Anyone party yet?  I've been to two Halloween parties already and have another four possible ones ahead.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Nikko-chan on October 26, 2013, 11:45:45 PM
Anyone party yet?  I've been to two Halloween parties already and have another four possible ones ahead.

Nope. My party is on the 31st. It falls on a thursday this year, so the place where everyone swing dances is having a swing dance halloween party.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Venus193 on October 27, 2013, 06:15:33 AM
Thanks to Meetup.com I have three parties on the calendar (#3 is on Tuesday).  There is a 4th on Thursday (same group as Friday night's) and an acquaintance invited me to another one for Wednesday evening.  The last time I experienced anything like this was at the tail end of the era of the 3-Martini lunch when every magazine I did business with had a Christmas party.  A bar in my neighborhood is waiting for the 1st for their party.

By November 3rd, the next opera meetup event, I will be wiped.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Thipu1 on October 27, 2013, 09:03:54 AM
We have a kind of party this afternoon.

Our building has a central courtyard.  Children invite their friends from school.  We have a costume parade around the courtyard and parents take pictures.  Then the adults, many of whom are also in costume, bring out the candy.  After the TorT, the kids retire to their apartments for small parties.

It's a nice little tradition. 
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Jones on October 27, 2013, 12:16:07 PM
Children's party was Friday afternoon, we dressed up to grocery shop yesterday because the grocery was doing an indoor T or T, then we went to a family neighborhood party followed by a pumpkin festival last night. I skipped the late night adult party after that. I'm pretty wiped out already, haha.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Amanita on October 27, 2013, 12:51:49 PM
I'll be in the Halloween parade in NYC this year, and since the gorgeous convention outfit I posted pics of is rather hard to transport, I'll be bringing my One Penn Plaza costume instead- it looks cool, but it's easier to pack. I just might show up at the Skyscraper museum wearing it >:D

http://ladyamanita.deviantart.com/art/One-Penn-Plaza-Incarnate-277908270
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Thipu1 on October 27, 2013, 01:36:54 PM
I'll be in the Halloween parade in NYC this year, and since the gorgeous convention outfit I posted pics of is rather hard to transport, I'll be bringing my One Penn Plaza costume instead- it looks cool, but it's easier to pack. I just might show up at the Skyscraper museum wearing it >:D

http://ladyamanita.deviantart.com/art/One-Penn-Plaza-Incarnate-277908270

Glad you're coming to NYC for the Village Halloween parade.  That event is an amazing hoot!  We'll be looking for you in the news coverage. 
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 27, 2013, 02:17:22 PM
Anyone party yet?  I've been to two Halloween parties already and have another four possible ones ahead.

Three days of Fantasy Fest in Key West.  I'd only planned on two, but my car broke down and I had to spend an extra day until I could get it fixed.

I only dressed up Friday night, but all three nights were a blast.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 27, 2013, 02:26:43 PM
Anyone party yet?  I've been to two Halloween parties already and have another four possible ones ahead.

Three days of Fantasy Fest in Key West.  I'd only planned on two, but my car broke down and I had to spend an extra day until I could get it fixed.

I only dressed up Friday night, but all three nights were a blast.

Oh, and for those of you who also read Customers Suck, there are pictures.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on October 27, 2013, 04:31:36 PM
So far just two parties at church, one for the kids choir and one today.  I wore a black shirt, a black skirt with orange lilies around the bottom, and a long shawl-sweater as well as my witch hat that I attached a green flower and feathers to.  I got asked twice if I was Professor McGonagall.  Sure, why not!

The littlest one got taken for Harry Potter until I put some yellow eyeshadow all over his face (one girl was doing makeup) in addition to the goggles I'd drawn on him. 
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: VorFemme on October 27, 2013, 04:55:07 PM
Anyone party yet?  I've been to two Halloween parties already and have another four possible ones ahead.

Three days of Fantasy Fest in Key West.  I'd only planned on two, but my car broke down and I had to spend an extra day until I could get it fixed.

I only dressed up Friday night, but all three nights were a blast.

Oh, and for those of you who also read Customers Suck, there are pictures.

And how, may I ask, do you get to the pictures?  I can't find them...
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 27, 2013, 05:36:28 PM
Anyone party yet?  I've been to two Halloween parties already and have another four possible ones ahead.

Three days of Fantasy Fest in Key West.  I'd only planned on two, but my car broke down and I had to spend an extra day until I could get it fixed.

I only dressed up Friday night, but all three nights were a blast.

Oh, and for those of you who also read Customers Suck, there are pictures.

And how, may I ask, do you get to the pictures?  I can't find them...

On Customers Suck, in the off topic sub-forum, there's a thread called "I finally made it to Fantasy Fest".

http://www.customerssuck.com/board/showthread.php?t=102860

I'm not sure if that sub-forum can be read for those that aren't registered users. I  can sent them via pm here, but I'm not sure that they're appropriate for this forum.  The rules over there are a little bit looser than the rules here. There's no nudity, but the outfits are kinda skimpy.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: VorFemme on October 27, 2013, 07:24:18 PM
I've got one of them open in another window....I liked Jester's costume - one of my previous aliases on another list (now defunct) was "The Jester In Motley" - after I made the list owner (who used a royal user name) - I changed it to "The Royal Jester In Motley".  Unfortunately, my motley was only virtual and I never got around to making any in real life.

Making a velvet costume to go as royalty, or at least nobility, is more fun.

I noticed that I made more evening gowns for my fashion dolls than I ever did everyday clothes.  Barbie (and her ilk) do not go on nearly as many picnics (except at the beach, wearing a swimsuit) as they seem to go to proms, balls, costume parties (as a queen, princess, genie, or bride), and of course - a wedding dress and BM dress or three....if you have a male doll, he has pretty much what he was wearing in the box, most of the time, unless Mom or Grandmom gets it stuck in her head that HE needs clothes, too.

I didn't have any guy dolls growing up...I don't remember making more than a suit with a jacket & brief case, jeans, and a couple of shirts for Ken when my daughter was growing up - the guy dolls just don't get played with as much.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 27, 2013, 07:29:49 PM
Jester's got more costumes than a costume store. What's funny is I've been to his apartment before, but never saw his bedroom until this trip when I stood at the door while he dug through the gigantic collection of costume parts looking for something specific.  I suppose after 15 years of working as a bartender during Fantasy Fest, that's bound to happen. 
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: greencat on October 27, 2013, 08:17:18 PM
We always assemble ours from odds and ends from what we have. One year, when I was in high school, my great-grandma and I made a renaissance styled dress for me. We made it out of corduroy (because it was less expensive) and oh my was it time consuming. Turned out quiet nice, but very time consuming.
Actually, corduroy is fairly authentic for Renaissance garb.  It's not quite a noble's velvets, but it is a good middle-class attempt around various sumptuary laws.

From all the sources I've seen, corduroy was very expensive until the 18th century.  It was originally velvet with lines hand-cut into it, so it was very labor-intensive to make.

My choice for Halloween costume this year is to go as a wood fairy.  I'm fairly sure I have 100% of the parts I need to make it without having to purchase anything or do a lot of work to make it look good - I suppose I should get started!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Thipu1 on October 28, 2013, 09:13:53 AM
Jester's got more costumes than a costume store. What's funny is I've been to his apartment before, but never saw his bedroom until this trip when I stood at the door while he dug through the gigantic collection of costume parts looking for something specific.  I suppose after 15 years of working as a bartender during Fantasy Fest, that's bound to happen.

Thatks for posting the pictures.  It's nice to finally see Jester.  I've enjoyed his posts on CS for a number of years. 
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 28, 2013, 09:26:50 AM
Jester's got more costumes than a costume store. What's funny is I've been to his apartment before, but never saw his bedroom until this trip when I stood at the door while he dug through the gigantic collection of costume parts looking for something specific.  I suppose after 15 years of working as a bartender during Fantasy Fest, that's bound to happen.

Thatks for posting the pictures.  It's nice to finally see Jester.  I've enjoyed his posts on CS for a number of years.

You're welcome. :)  Jester is a great guy.  He's even funnier in person than he is online.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: cwm on October 28, 2013, 10:53:05 PM
Okay, due to my incompetence with Google Drive, I can't embed the picture, but here's me and BF as 11 and Clara. Everything is found or altered (but you can't see the work I've done on the dress), and I tied the dingdangity tie myself, since BF isn't able to. It's hard, by the way, to do it on someone else. No idea how hard it is on oneself.

Halloween, ahoy! (https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxc4mp_FJ7wzUzFETkxYR3poQjg/edit?usp=sharing)

For work, I plan on going as a ceiling fan. Not sure if I read about that here or heard about it somewhere else, but I'm going to dress in a shirt that says "Go ceilings!" and maybe try to find some pompoms.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Ms_Cellany on October 29, 2013, 09:06:59 AM
I have been touched by His Noodly Appendage!

(http://i822.photobucket.com/albums/zz144/Packie_Rattie/3F890C23-9B16-4F4D-86E1-5A736F09BBF8-375-000000B88EB69871_zps68b8e438.jpg)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Black Delphinium on October 29, 2013, 02:04:48 PM
http://imgur.com/NqkDq3v
Tried on my horns, now i need to figure out my makeup.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Nikko-chan on October 29, 2013, 06:06:20 PM
*cue girly squealing noises* cwm, those costumes are awesome!

Ms_Cellany... awesome idea, and well executed!

*flails because of the awesome costumes*

Black Delphinium: I... can't see the picture.


Also: can anyone give me a quick instruction on how to post pics, because I will be posting some after the halloween party.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: greencat on October 29, 2013, 07:04:52 PM
I found a tricorn hat pattern...and realized that although I probably won't go out for halloween now, I will be dressing up for work on Thursday, so I guess I'm going to make a good pirate costume.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Petticoats on October 29, 2013, 07:12:37 PM
I found some black-and-white-striped knee socks I'd forgotten I owned, so I think I'll wear those with an all-black outfit, put a lot of dark eyeshadow around my eyes, and be a generic Tim Burton character. It's just too bad I can't fit into my Mrs. Lovett costume anymore (or the rest of them, sigh).
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: VorFemme on October 29, 2013, 07:32:50 PM
The last few days keep getting rearranged (weather, VorGuy needing me to do something for him because he is at work when the business in question is open, or something else not easily avoided - ever tried to tell a cat that you didn't have time to get her food?  Yeah - not easy when she's letting you know at 4 am that either she gets fed a larger serving today or else, because she knows where you sleep". 

She got her food...

And it looks like there may be enough rain to cause flash floods Thursday - so a floor length costume no longer sounds like a good idea, anyway...that's what I keep telling myself, at least.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Nikko-chan on October 29, 2013, 08:14:06 PM
Not mine, but a friend who is going to the halloween party with me is going as Lydia Deetz.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Petticoats on October 29, 2013, 08:29:33 PM
Not mine, but a friend who is going to the halloween party with me is going as Lydia Deetz.

How cool! I was the animated version (anyone remember that cartoon?) many years ago at DragonCon. I think a lot of people didn't realize I was in costume.

If I had the figure (and the budget for Louboutins!) I'd love to be Lydia Rodarte-Quayle. :D
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Venus193 on October 29, 2013, 09:06:20 PM
Just got back from Party #3, for which I dressed as a flapper.  I have an Egyptian wig buried in some closet or other which I will try to dig out for tomorrow or Thursday.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mbbored on October 30, 2013, 12:07:04 AM
Probably Joan from Mad Men: it's an obvious choice for a busty red head, and I've got retro-ish clothes in my wardrobe. I'll put my hair in a teased updo and paint a mechanical pencil gold and hang it from my a chain.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: ladyknight1 on October 30, 2013, 07:48:55 AM
Jedi or Sith depending on my mood. Knee high black boots, jeans, black top and black cloak with a lightsaber.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Nikko-chan on October 31, 2013, 02:10:42 AM
Jedi or Sith depending on my mood. Knee high black boots, jeans, black top and black cloak with a lightsaber.

Sounds like a sith outfit to me!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: KenveeB on October 31, 2013, 07:14:53 AM
Okay, my Wednesday Addams costume for work turned out perfect! I'll get someone to take a picture and share it later. :)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: MrTango on October 31, 2013, 08:18:30 AM
This year, LadyTango is going as Wanda from the Fairly Odd Parents.  She borrowed one of my yellow polo shirts and made herself a wand, wings, and floaty crowny thing.

I made a Brain Slug from Futurama.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 31, 2013, 08:28:46 AM
The kids have already done their Halloween stuff for this year.  My mother had to take them because I got stranded in Key West with a broken down car. Tonight I'm making a Halloween themed dinner and then tomorrow they are dressing up as the saint of their choice for our Catholic Homeschool group's First Friday/All Saints Day event.


Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Bijou on October 31, 2013, 09:15:24 AM
What sorts of Halloween costumes do you wear?  Do you make them, assemble them from ostensibly non-Halloween things that you buy, made, or inherited?  Do you have a theme?

My answers will follow later.
As a kid our family and neighbor kids all went as pirates since our folks already had old clothing we could wear and kerchiefs for our heads.  That's the one I remember.
Our unit at work all dressed as hookers once, and had a ball going to thrift stores for the cheesiest, most flamboyant stuff we could find.  The other time we all dressed as clowns.  That was at an old job in the 70's, not when I worked at Social Services. 
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Outdoor Girl on October 31, 2013, 10:50:10 AM
My brother went out as my mother one year.  Skirt, blouse, stuffed bra, wig, carried one of her big, old purses as his treat bag.  SHE didn't know he was going out as her but the rest of us, and probably my father, knew.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: cwm on October 31, 2013, 11:45:55 AM
Four of the guys I work with are the main characters from Anchorman. We also have a guy dressed as a woman, and it was hilarious when he got here. He was hurrying through the office to his desk, and one of the ladies asked him why he was going so quickly. He yelled back "My butt's falling off!" He looks amazing, though.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: KenveeB on October 31, 2013, 01:08:33 PM
It's kind of worrying me how many people are saying I'm perfect for Wednesday Addams. Apparently I do the face and voice really well. :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v58/dreagoddess/Wednesday_zps2a8cd205.jpg)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 31, 2013, 02:40:17 PM
Very nice, Kenvee!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: violinp on October 31, 2013, 03:03:47 PM
I'm dressing up as a fortune teller to hand out candy tonight! I'll post pictures later. :)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Venus193 on October 31, 2013, 03:58:29 PM
Good one, Kenvee!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on October 31, 2013, 04:27:15 PM
The kids have already done their Halloween stuff for this year.  My mother had to take them because I got stranded in Key West with a broken down car. Tonight I'm making a Halloween themed dinner and then tomorrow they are dressing up as the saint of their choice for our Catholic Homeschool group's First Friday/All Saints Day event.

That sounds like fun! :) Which saints are they going as? I always enjoy the All Saints service at our church cause it's one of the few times incense is used. But I can't think of many saints that would be easily recognized without props.  Ie St. Brigid with her cross, St. Francis of Assisi with a stuffed animal, etc.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 31, 2013, 05:19:59 PM
The kids have already done their Halloween stuff for this year.  My mother had to take them because I got stranded in Key West with a broken down car. Tonight I'm making a Halloween themed dinner and then tomorrow they are dressing up as the saint of their choice for our Catholic Homeschool group's First Friday/All Saints Day event.

That sounds like fun! :) Which saints are they going as? I always enjoy the All Saints service at our church cause it's one of the few times incense is used. But I can't think of many saints that would be easily recognized without props.  Ie St. Brigid with her cross, St. Francis of Assisi with a stuffed animal, etc.

I'm actually not sure.  This is my mother's domain.  And yeah, I agree that there have to be props to make them recognizable.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: greencat on October 31, 2013, 05:27:41 PM
I made a very fancy pirate outfit, using nothing purchased specifically for this purpose.  I made the pants from an old skirt and the shirt out of fabric I bought years ago and never did anything with, cut a square of cloth, and I already had the boots and corset.  I also made some of the jewelry I was wearing, and altered most of the rest of it to fit my look. 

(http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/6476/silq.jpg)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 31, 2013, 06:33:27 PM
Tonight's dinner:

Port wine cheese mummy with cream cheese wrapping (served with crackers)

(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn67/mmsw1/1383258151_zps042aa78a.jpg) (http://s301.photobucket.com/user/mmsw1/media/1383258151_zps042aa78a.jpg.html)

Deviled egg eyeballs.  I got lazy and the eyes have no pupils, and the picture doesn't show the bloodshot marks very well.

(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn67/mmsw1/1383258219_zps703f4521.jpg) (http://s301.photobucket.com/user/mmsw1/media/1383258219_zps703f4521.jpg.html)

And a favorite in my house, Mummy Bread (I make it throughout the year, but don't get as artistic with it)

(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn67/mmsw1/1383258089_zps0a80a0fe.jpg) (http://s301.photobucket.com/user/mmsw1/media/1383258089_zps0a80a0fe.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on October 31, 2013, 06:49:02 PM
We have Charlie Brown (a friend pointed out that from his grass stains, Lucy must have pulled away the football, again!), the minion and a ghoul. (I am alas, not terribly gifted when it comes to costume makeup)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/994643_10201271328599871_85733158_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/603978_10201271329679898_1083939386_n.jpg)

And my own costume!

(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1450846_10201272022657222_1285664532_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Elfmama on October 31, 2013, 08:50:10 PM
The kids have already done their Halloween stuff for this year.  My mother had to take them because I got stranded in Key West with a broken down car. Tonight I'm making a Halloween themed dinner and then tomorrow they are dressing up as the saint of their choice for our Catholic Homeschool group's First Friday/All Saints Day event.

That sounds like fun! :) Which saints are they going as? I always enjoy the All Saints service at our church cause it's one of the few times incense is used. But I can't think of many saints that would be easily recognized without props.  Ie St. Brigid with her cross, St. Francis of Assisi with a stuffed animal, etc.
Saint Agatha with her boobs...

No, I'm serious.  That's medieval iconography.  She was martyred by having her breasts cut off, so if you see a picture of a saint carrying a platter with severed breasts on it, that's St. Agatha. http://www.marypages.com/SaintAgatha1.jpg 
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 31, 2013, 08:51:54 PM
Bad photoshop job, but here's the woman costume.  Unfortunately, the "bling" was irritating me and had been removed by the time this photo was taken.

(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn67/mmsw1/449f8131-b018-4997-afbc-110c36b0bcb5_zps4077abaf.jpg) (http://s301.photobucket.com/user/mmsw1/media/449f8131-b018-4997-afbc-110c36b0bcb5_zps4077abaf.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Piratelvr1121 on October 31, 2013, 08:57:24 PM
The kids have already done their Halloween stuff for this year.  My mother had to take them because I got stranded in Key West with a broken down car. Tonight I'm making a Halloween themed dinner and then tomorrow they are dressing up as the saint of their choice for our Catholic Homeschool group's First Friday/All Saints Day event.

That sounds like fun! :) Which saints are they going as? I always enjoy the All Saints service at our church cause it's one of the few times incense is used. But I can't think of many saints that would be easily recognized without props.  Ie St. Brigid with her cross, St. Francis of Assisi with a stuffed animal, etc.
Saint Agatha with her boobs...

No, I'm serious.  That's medieval iconography.  She was martyred by having her breasts cut off, so if you see a picture of a saint carrying a platter with severed breasts on it, that's St. Agatha. http://www.marypages.com/SaintAgatha1.jpg

As long as it's not a severed head or I'd be very upset. :)


And hey, not a bad picture, but I'm taking it the "bling" was something covering the northern ladybits?
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on October 31, 2013, 09:14:21 PM
Wellllllllllll.............

No.  The bling was a bunch of bracelets, a choker and some large hoop earrings.  The top was extremely revealing.  This was for Fantasy Fest, where some people wear ONLY body paint. This costume was modest by Fantasy Fest standards, but I thought it was a bit too much to post an unaltered picture here.  I can pm you the unedited version if you want.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Jones on October 31, 2013, 09:16:52 PM
I wore a sweet Spyro pajama set I got off Ebay

(http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo24/chandanista/IMG_01021_zpscbf26b2b.jpg) (http://s358.photobucket.com/user/chandanista/media/IMG_01021_zpscbf26b2b.jpg.html)

DD decided she wanted to be a vampire (but not wear the teeth, do the makeup, or pose for a picture)
(http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo24/chandanista/IMG_0101_zps6a98880d.jpg) (http://s358.photobucket.com/user/chandanista/media/IMG_0101_zps6a98880d.jpg.html)

And this guy needs no description. (http://i358.photobucket.com/albums/oo24/chandanista/IMG_0098_zps53817d80.jpg) (http://s358.photobucket.com/user/chandanista/media/IMG_0098_zps53817d80.jpg.html)
I am VERY happy to say that he said "ank yoooou" at every place we T or Ted. Huge step for him to even look at adults, much less speak to any.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Amanita on November 01, 2013, 01:46:59 AM
So I went and rocked the One Penn Plaza cosplay. I had a great time running around town in it, we even hit the Skyscraper Museum. Here's a pic, One Penn in his natural habitat:

(http://th01.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/i/2013/304/7/1/one_penn_plaza_unleashed__by_ladyamanita-d6sk0jf.jpg)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Venus193 on November 01, 2013, 06:13:48 AM
I finally found the corn-row Cleopatra wig I bought years ago.... last night.  It's on the agenda for next year.

Today I will spend time combing all my wigs, putting them in new plastic bags, and restoring them.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: KenveeB on November 01, 2013, 07:21:36 AM
Our costumes for trick or treating. Peace out! :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v58/dreagoddess/th_5095ba6a-8170-48ee-9660-6acf27535b88_zpsa6da1d92.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/dreagoddess/media/5095ba6a-8170-48ee-9660-6acf27535b88_zpsa6da1d92.jpg.html)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v58/dreagoddess/th_HalloweenCasey_zps62ba0922.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/dreagoddess/media/HalloweenCasey_zps62ba0922.jpg.html)  (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v58/dreagoddess/th_HalloweenCinderella_zpsfd9becd4.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/dreagoddess/media/HalloweenCinderella_zpsfd9becd4.jpg.html)

(Click the thumbnails for the big picture.)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: ladyknight1 on November 01, 2013, 08:37:03 AM
Myself (the Sith Lord) and my dear friend Pam in my purple cloak and showing her true nature!

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/902851_10201620643470905_612029637_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: z_squared82 on November 01, 2013, 08:49:55 AM
I'm going to a party on Saturday. I think I might get out my Master's degree graduation robe, the hood/cape and the hat and be "smarter than you." >:D

I like snarky/punny costume and I don't think anyone at this party would actually be offended.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Vall on November 01, 2013, 08:58:53 AM
I don't dress up but I love seeing the creative costumes of others.  The pix and ideas are great!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: Venus193 on November 01, 2013, 10:22:23 AM
Some years ago I was invited to a Halloween party given by Newsweek and I used my college graduation gown with a wig and a white collar; I went as Judge Judy.
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: #borecore on November 03, 2013, 10:09:32 AM
Any other Saturday night festivities? I wouldn't suggest moving trick-or-treating to a weekend to be more convenient, but it didn't make a lot of sense for my friends to hang out late on Thursday this year. Last night, I was a witch and the mister was a guy with really big teeth:

(http://distilleryimage3.ak.instagram.com/a016ab86442f11e3a58222000a1fb810_8.jpg)
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: sunnygirl on November 06, 2013, 07:14:33 AM
I didn't have time to get/make a proper costume this year, so I just put tons of fake spiders all over me and went as 'The False Widow Spider Hysteria.' (If you've missed it, according to certain UK tabloids Britain is currently under siege from an invasion of "killer" spiders that resemble the black widow.)

My best friend put temporary tattoos on my face though - and I love that I work somewhere where face tattoos are apparently totally fine even for interacting with the public - though it did not wash off for two days!
Title: Re: Halloween Costumes: Yours
Post by: mmswm on November 06, 2013, 07:27:36 AM
Sunnygirl, that sounds like a fantastic costume!  Some of the best I've ever seen are of the type you describe.