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Old 10-03-2010, 02:26 PM   #11
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Can't wait to see what IT makes!

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Old 10-06-2010, 12:31 AM   #12
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Whether it is:
-Your Halloween costume for this year
-A costume for your child, friend, or a pet
-A Halloween costume you made in the past
-Even if it's an accessory for a costume (examples: headband, cape, homemade sword)
As long as you had to use your crafting abilities it counts!


Ok so I have a question, I have some I worked one a few years ago but no pics of the process, can I submit these?
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Since I am not sure if I am going to get to my costume this year, I think I will submit mine from 2 years ago! I decided to be a witch but a bit different than most witch costumes on the market. Originally I was going to sew it and make it a bit more intricate, but my sewing machine and I had an argument, it won... so I did what most logical people do at 1 am... Go to Walmart and buy a large supply of duct tape!
I do not have any in-progress shots because I was usually a bit sticky, or cussing...
To make the dress, I got some very cheap fabric to put the duct tape on. This made the dress thinner, which made it more comfortable and move better, and it made it so the tape didnt rub my skin. I started with the corset top. I cut out a very vague shape and started placing the tape so it over lapped a bit. Then once I had a large enough sheet, I cut the shape I wanted and then sort of hemmed it with another piece of tape folded. For the back closure I hacked apart an old bra and used the clasp. The skirt was a bit more tricky just because it was so much larger. The red tape was for an accent color, and also because I was running out of black tape the night before the party! I underestimated how hard this would be, and how much pulling the tape out and tearing it would hurt your fingers after awhile! I worked for about 2 weeks on it, and by then end used 5 rolls of black and 1 roll of red. Overall I loved the costume and everyone got a kick out of it! I may try to make a redo of it this year, but not sure yet!

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That's cute! And pretty interesting choice of materials. Very nice Bell.
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Whether it is:
-Your Halloween costume for this year
-A costume for your child, friend, or a pet
-A Halloween costume you made in the past
-Even if it's an accessory for a costume (examples: headband, cape, homemade sword)
As long as you had to use your crafting abilities it counts!

Ok so I have a question, I have some I worked one a few years ago but no pics of the process, can I submit these?
We'd really prefer to have a picture of you making it, but a picture of you modeling it would be okay for this round. We just want to make sure it's YOUR picture, not something off the web (NOT that you would do that, but we wouldn't want anyone taking credit for someone else's work).

You know... you could always take the costume and sit at the sewing machine with it then take a picture. It'd give the same idea.
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Oh, that leaves me out. However, if I find the pics, I'll post them in Showcase.
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Since I am not sure if I am going to get to my costume this year, I think I will submit mine from 2 years ago! I decided to be a witch but a bit different than most witch costumes on the market. Originally I was going to sew it and make it a bit more intricate, but my sewing machine and I had an argument, it won... so I did what most logical people do at 1 am... Go to Walmart and buy a large supply of duct tape!
I do not have any in-progress shots because I was usually a bit sticky, or cussing...
To make the dress, I got some very cheap fabric to put the duct tape on. This made the dress thinner, which made it more comfortable and move better, and it made it so the tape didnt rub my skin. I started with the corset top. I cut out a very vague shape and started placing the tape so it over lapped a bit. Then once I had a large enough sheet, I cut the shape I wanted and then sort of hemmed it with another piece of tape folded. For the back closure I hacked apart an old bra and used the clasp. The skirt was a bit more tricky just because it was so much larger. The red tape was for an accent color, and also because I was running out of black tape the night before the party! I underestimated how hard this would be, and how much pulling the tape out and tearing it would hurt your fingers after awhile! I worked for about 2 weeks on it, and by then end used 5 rolls of black and 1 roll of red. Overall I loved the costume and everyone got a kick out of it! I may try to make a redo of it this year, but not sure yet!


Looks great! I've seen the duct tape prom gowns and purses. Great job!
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We'd really prefer to have a picture of you making it, but a picture of you modeling it would be okay for this round. We just want to make sure it's YOUR picture, not something off the web (NOT that you would do that, but we wouldn't want anyone taking credit for someone else's work).

You know... you could always take the costume and sit at the sewing machine with it then take a picture. It'd give the same idea.
Thanks,
actually I have the costumes still in storage and pictures of my kids in them a few years ago
Come to think of it though I dont know if much 'crafting' was done, it was more like recycling old clothes and cutting/bleaching/dyeing/rubbing them in dirt to make the kids into dead guys
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actually I have the costumes still in storage and pictures of my kids in them a few years ago
Come to think of it though I dont know if much 'crafting' was done, it was more like recycling old clothes and cutting/bleaching/dyeing/rubbing them in dirt to make the kids into dead guys
I'd love seeing them Jess. Maybe we can post some Hollween pics in General.
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