Tuesday, November 1, 2011

My Halloween Costume!

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to post my Halloween costume for those of you who made a costume and had a great Halloween!

I used Simplicity 2324 with a few alterations (A-lined the dress bottom to accommodate the letters and shortened front/back by 3 inches). I also fully lined the dress to keep it cool so I wouldn't burn up while dancing.  The dress fabric is a shiny white pleather.  This costume came to me as I was trying to think of something original. Through all the Internet surfing I came across a "Twister" costume and knocked it off!  I was originally thinking of Scrabble but the fabric was to much and I didn't have enough time to get the fabric and make my costume.  So when "Twister" came to mind, I Googled it and WALA - a costume popped up!  Again, I didn't have the time to order so I just made it.  My cost was $13 for all materials and it took me about 5 hours to make!!  Let me know what you think! 

The "Twister" was done free hand on red felt at 1:30 in the morning! The felt circles template was made from a CD. Everything is stitched on "ALL THE WAY AROUND!"

Back closure with a ribbon.  I didn't feel like putting in a zipper.  Note the sequin on the collar.

Here is my hat - the spinner actually works.  It's on with a jean rivet! LOL!

All in all. . .
I didn't win the contest (the "sexy" store brought did") but - I was asked to pose for plenty pictures, absorbed many complements and had a great time!

Maybe next year I'll be a "sexy" whatever and buy my costume from the store! Naaaaaaaaaaa!

Talk Soon Carol


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