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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween is Almost Upon Us?





What will you be for this Halloween? Every year I look forward to dressing up and making a unique costume. It is fun and I enjoy the creative part, it not always turns out the way I thought but I have fun trying. This year I was the "Swamp Gal" dressed in all green. I got the idea from Martha Stewart's magazine. 




the skirt






the top
Only I changed it quite a bit to my own body fitting and supplies that were available to me. I got most of my items at the $1 store and was pleased at finding almost all that I needed. 
my shirt



the back of my head piece
the back of my hands

I made this last year
  • green t-shirt from Michaels
  • green scrubbie from $1 store
  • green dish rag with scrubber background from $1 store
  • green yarn from my "stash"   
  • green with red polka dots socks from $1 store
  • green capris that I already had
  • green with black specks plastic tablecloth from $1 store
  • green dish scrubbies [2] from $1 store  
  • green child's crinnkle net skirt from $1 store 
  • green headband wig from $1 store
  • green hair spray from Walmart
  • green face paint I had
  • green foam sheets and green glitter sheets from $1 store
  • green paper plates from $1 store
  • green balloons from $1 store
  • green and sprarkly ribbons from $1 store
As you can see most was the $1 store, I first took the scrubbies and slit open one end and took out the foam then I made holes for my fingers to go through on the other end and those were my hand mits, which were great because I still had my fingers free but it gave a spiny top and a netted bottom like a sea creature might have, lol...

oh yeah I painted my nails glow in the dark green
and the rings lit up too

then I attached the shiny dish cloth to the the netting skirt to set over my head, I took apart the bath scrubbies and pulled the netting and cut it for arms length and attached them to my t-shirt sleeves and sewed on some yarn for decoration on the shirt along with red and green dots and green balloons were hanging all over the shirt,

this was the skirt part


I did get some glitter sticker dots and put them
 on my face to match my feet and shirt
 then I attached the ribbons to the neckline, then I took the plastic table cloth and cut it into strips to wear over my capris and hooked with yarn, 

my feet



I made flippers to tie over my shoes out of the foam and made my gills with the sparkle foam and paper plates, I just cut 1 plate in 1/2 and then one 1/2  in 1/2 again and cut a pie shape out of the sparkle and stapled it together. :)


not my beast angle
 When you put it all together the nice part about having 2 faces was that  I was able to wear the headpiece and then take it off and still have a scary face. lol...so what do you think????

fully dressed at the party
the sleeves


all the extras 
my hair color and socks
Happy Halloween

5 comments:

  1. GREAT job! I love it. Costumes mean so much more when they are handmade.

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  2. You are a hoot - great job! sandie

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  3. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog! i don´t know why people doesn´t make comments but when i visit other blogs i try to make comments and then i receive answer and make new friends, i like make comments but I´m from Venezuela and I´m still learning english! anyway i would like to visit your blog more i like it! and the costum is really cool! congratulations! have a nice day! PD. I hope every thing i just wrote is ok! :D

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  4. HOLA AMIGA! TODO MUY CREATIVO EN TU ESPACIO. VINE A SEGUIRTE DESDE VENEZUELA. MUY LINDO TODO. FELICIDADES. TE INVITO A VISITARME EN http://elpanaldelaabejita.blogspot.com
    BESITOS. MARISELA:)

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  5. Hello everyone and thank you for visiting and commenting..
    Sandie...thank you I love Halloween
    Beverooni....thank you....yes handmade is the best.
    LOverFree thank you for stopping in
    El Panal...it came in another language so I am not sure what you said...

    I will stop in to say "hi" to everyone too... Debb

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