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amblack
10-05-2012, 03:57 AM
Anyone making their Halloween costume this year? If so, share! =D

KateSmash
10-05-2012, 04:23 AM
I'm not making mine (as far as I know right now. I might change my mind), but I'm cobbling together a Followers of the Apocalypse (http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Followers_of_the_Apocalypse) costume (from the Fallout universe) for the significant mister person. Kind of sprung it on me just this week, so he's not getting anything sewn. But I'll have to do a lot aging to his clothes and a lab coat. Not to mention make patches of their insignia and put them on the shoulders.

He's lucky I like him so darn much.

Specval
10-05-2012, 04:41 AM
I love halloween so much. I love to get creative and do themed costumes. My husband and I have been part of a biker gang, Mario and Princess peach (with our dog as bowzer) and Dorothy and the Tin man with the rest of the Wizard of Oz cast.... I could go on for hours, we've been together for for a very long time.

I wish we had somewhere to go this year. I think we would try a Dr. Who theme. ;)

backslashbaby
10-05-2012, 12:01 PM
I don't have the spare $$$ to go all out, so I may just do a Little Red Riding Hood cape and make my dog go as Grandma/Wolf :D

Wicked
10-05-2012, 07:05 PM
No one seems to know what they want to be this year.

Last year I had to come up with a last minute She-Ra costume for my daughter. I had a day and a half notice. Fortunately the cape was all ready made from a previous costume.
http://imageshack.us/a/img856/5013/cimg0974b.jpg

The year before that my youngest son absolutely had to be Alucard from Hellsing. Yeah, try finding that one at your local wally world :rolleyes:. It put my minimal sewing skills to the test.
Thumbnail, click for larger view. http://imageshack.us/a/img264/7016/p1020888.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/264/p1020888.jpg/)

icerose
10-08-2012, 04:48 AM
I am. I've made most of the costumes my kids have worn in the past, but this year we're documenting it. My oldest daughter wants to be a werewolf, ordered in the fake fur and it should be arriving in the next ten days. My son wants to be the grim reaper, and my youngest daughter wants to be laguna blue from Monster High. Last year she was medusa, which was fun, my son was a zombie, with a bullet hole and slice across the neck, which was very cool, it opened and oozed out fake blood whenever he leaned his head back hehe, and my other daughter was a werewolf but with makeup only, she wants a mask this year.

heza
10-11-2012, 12:00 AM
I recently found out the theme for my friends' annual Halloween party. There's always a theme we're required to dress to. *sigh* This year it's a mash-up. Movie Monster + Decade. Like... vampire flower child or flapper werewolf. I have no idea what to do. And ALL of my sewing/craft stuff is in storage, not to mention the fact that I'd have absolutely no space to do any kind of costuming in even if I did have it.

Halloween is always hugely stressful for me.

Filigree
10-11-2012, 01:11 AM
Is there a decent thrift store near you? I have pulled together great Halloween outfits from stuff I've found there. Think old suit=Mad Men+werewolf, or tailored dress and little hat=stewardess zombie. Just load everything into a strong plastic bag with a cotton ball soaked with ammonia, and leave it in the garage for a few hours to a day. (Most thrift stores wash nothing!)

backslashbaby
10-11-2012, 07:06 AM
I found some great devil horns (alone) on ebay, so that might help. This must be the year for cool variations in devil horns :D

I have my Red Riding Hood cape, and my dog is set as Grandma, but I heard from an unexpected guest who needs to be a woodsman. So he's a Cossack woodsman, because that's what I have :ROFL: Cossacks were probably excellent woodsmen! I say it works :D

heza
10-11-2012, 11:45 PM
Is there a decent thrift store near you? I have pulled together great Halloween outfits from stuff I've found there. Think old suit=Mad Men+werewolf, or tailored dress and little hat=stewardess zombie.

Hmmm.. I just moved, so I'm not sure if there is a thrift store nearby. I will have to check that out. Thanks for the suggestion!

Also:


Just load everything into a strong plastic bag with a cotton ball soaked with ammonia, and leave it in the garage for a few hours to a day. (Most thrift stores wash nothing!)Ewww.


Cossacks were probably excellent woodsmen! I say it works :D
:ROFL:

katci13
10-11-2012, 11:59 PM
I put a pirate gypsy costume together a few years ago with an old skirt I ripped up, some leggings, and an old belly dance costume. The only things I bought was a pirate hat and some boot covers.

Last year I made a kimono, the year before that, I made a medieval-renaissance dress blend. This year I'm making some kind of weird medieval-fairy costume blend (sans wings) with a a masquerade mask, made mostly of old scraps of fabric plus some obnoxious satin I bought for the bodice.

heza
10-12-2012, 12:35 AM
I put a pirate gypsy costume together a few years ago with ... and some book covers.

What were the book covers for?

Maryn
10-12-2012, 01:12 AM
I'm saddened that I have no costume requests this year. The Kid isn't going to any parties and Kid Two is putting together pieces from past costumes to make some character I've never heard of. And once again, Mr. Maryn flat-out refuses to wear the boiled lobster costume I'm so proud of.

Maryn, whose neighborhood hardly has any kids these days

katci13
10-12-2012, 02:32 AM
What were the book covers for?

Lol! I meant boot covers. ^_^

backslashbaby
10-12-2012, 10:16 AM
I'm saddened that I have no costume requests this year. The Kid isn't going to any parties and Kid Two is putting together pieces from past costumes to make some character I've never heard of. And once again, Mr. Maryn flat-out refuses to wear the boiled lobster costume I'm so proud of.

Maryn, whose neighborhood hardly has any kids these days

Maryn, do you have a dog? Oh, you may scoff and think it's silly, but if you've never seen how hammy some dogs can be with stupid outfits on, you are missing out :D

We have street carnivals in different downtowns and arts districts where I live, and that's where I mainly go. I'm completely kid-free ;) The one I like best is the more Latino town, because there are so many more kids out at late hours, having a ball. They love my doggy-ham!


On his costume, he's the wolf-grandma. My big Chow-Heeler dog was sniffing him kind of funny with his flannel nightgown on, while I was trying to measure things. The ham is a little guy, so that's no good.

So I put a scrap piece of flannel nightgown around the big guy's neck so that they'd both be wearing it. Now they are both perfectly convinced that gramma flannel is the latest in cool dog fashion :D

:ROFL: They look ridiculous, and yet they are so proud :ROFL:

Filigree
10-12-2012, 12:27 PM
Dogs are vain. We can take advantage of that fact.

heza
10-12-2012, 08:04 PM
Lol! I meant boot covers. ^_^

Hahaha!

*sigh* Your explanation totally destroys the mental image I'd finally managed of the Pirate/Gypsy/Book Cover costume.

Vespertilion
10-15-2012, 09:17 AM
Using fun foam to make modified "leather" Plague Doctor masks.

Might have pics by Friday. Might have bitter, bitter defeat and an emergency toga.

kaitie
10-20-2012, 01:18 AM
Fun! I'm making my boyfriend an Amon from Legend of Korra costume, which I'm almost done with but is going to be cutting it close. I still need to do shin guards, gauntlets, and sew buttons and stuff. Luckily, though, the underneath parts are going to double as a Man in Black from Princess Bride for later on.

I'm not sure if I'm going to get to make anything for myself. :( I don't have a ton of time, and I promised my friend's daughter I'd make her a Slytherin costume. She discovered she looks exactly like one of the kids from the movie, and Slytherin fits her. :tongue Thing is, it's not the easiest costume to find. Hell, I couldn't even get a Harry Potter-esque wizard cloak at the store this year. I guess it's not the "thing" anymore? I had to download one from online.

I probably have to just recycle an old one for myself, which is a little disappointing, but hopefully will work okay. One is a couple of years old and I'm not sure how well it survived the move.

Charles Farley
10-20-2012, 01:47 AM
Maryn, do you have a dog? Oh, you may scoff and think it's silly, but if you've never seen how hammy some dogs can be with stupid outfits on, you are missing out :D



http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w107/EdGein_2007/doggie_zps96e94c3e.jpg

Charles Farley
10-20-2012, 01:50 AM
If money is a problem . . I don't think this one cost much . . .


http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w107/EdGein_2007/halloween3_zpse241c49d.jpg

kaitie
10-20-2012, 02:10 AM
Charles, that is BRILLIANT.

Alessandra Kelley
10-20-2012, 02:38 AM
I haven't made anything for myself this year, but I'm making an Assassin's Creed hood for our eldest. Past years' costumes for the children have included Harry Potter, Susan Sto Helit, Zeetha of Lost Skifander, Othar Trygvassen (Gentleman explorer), Usagi Yojimbo, Bullwinkle J. Moose, Piffany (from Nodwick), and a full body Totoro costume.

backslashbaby
10-21-2012, 12:55 AM
I love the doggie spider!!!! My little guy (the one in my avatar) was a black spider one year :D His legs weren't as long, but it was very similar otherwise. I can't even remember what I used for them, but that costume was really from household items and black yarn, lol.

Vespertilion
10-22-2012, 03:13 AM
The masks came out so well, I'm really pleased. They're made of funfoam, and finished with craft paint to look more like leather.

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa344/CloviaShaw/th_IMG_7754.jpg (http://s1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa344/CloviaShaw/?action=view&current=IMG_7754.jpg)

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa344/CloviaShaw/th_IMG_7777.jpg (http://s1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa344/CloviaShaw/?action=view&current=IMG_7777.jpg)

Filigree
10-22-2012, 09:15 AM
Sheer awesome ingenuity.

backslashbaby
10-23-2012, 12:20 AM
The masks came out so well, I'm really pleased. They're made of funfoam, and finished with craft paint to look more like leather.

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa344/CloviaShaw/th_IMG_7754.jpg (http://s1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa344/CloviaShaw/?action=view&current=IMG_7754.jpg)

http://i1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa344/CloviaShaw/th_IMG_7777.jpg (http://s1193.photobucket.com/albums/aa344/CloviaShaw/?action=view&current=IMG_7777.jpg)

Those are too cool!!!

Filigree
10-23-2012, 11:40 PM
Yes, I mean you, Clovia. Those masks are incredible. And funny.

Vespertilion
10-23-2012, 11:53 PM
Thankee. :)

Kitty Pryde
10-29-2012, 08:29 AM
Love the costume ideas in this thread! I'm working on a last-minute-ish costume for my partner and I--we are going as Wreck-It Ralph and Fix-It Felix. So far I have most of the stuff I need, and we dyed some white clothing in the sink. I just have a bit of sewing and embroidery and we will be all set. Pictures soon :D

Vince524
10-31-2012, 12:40 AM
I saw this thread and figured I'd give up an idea I had.

You could walk around with a wooden stake and small bottles of glitter and say you're a vampire hunter and you've just killed the Cullens.

Charles Farley
10-31-2012, 01:08 AM
*buys Vince a drink*

Wicked
10-31-2012, 02:57 AM
I saw this thread and figured I'd give up an idea I had.

You could walk around with a wooden stake and small bottles of glitter and say you're a vampire hunter and you've just killed the Cullens.


Beat you to it. :tongue Except the glitter was on the bloody stake on my t-shirt. Team Van Helsing shirt from Think Geek. I love that store.
http://imageshack.us/a/img443/1336/cimg2575oo.jpg

Calla Lily
10-31-2012, 04:04 PM
I'm at work and can't post pics, but I Tweeted the pic kiddo took this morning of my Steampunk Ghost: @Alic3Low33c3y (with "e"s, not "3"s).

icerose
10-31-2012, 07:26 PM
Sadly the two weekends leading up to Halloween got hijacked by other things so I wasn't able to make the costumes for my kids I wanted to. We pulled together a laguna blue costume for my youngest, a witch for my oldest, and a mask and cape for my middle child.

I was really looking forward to making real costumes with them but it did not happen. Being a full time student is tough to try and also be a full time mom.

Vince524
10-31-2012, 08:26 PM
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/222488_547746905241167_979102544_n.jpg

Niiicola
10-31-2012, 08:48 PM
I made my daughter a butterfly costume that was more felt and glue-gunning and less actual sewing, but it came out super cute. Took her to my work Halloween party last week and she was the ONLY kid there (out of like 50+ kids) in a home-made costume. It was so sad.

Child #2 is wearing a one-piece bunny suit with big floppy ears on the hood that I knit a couple of years ago for his sister and she hated. He's too little to protest :D

backslashbaby
10-31-2012, 11:06 PM
These are all so great!!!! Yay!

My little dog is all ready to go be wolfy grandmom tonight :) It got cold here abruptly, so he's been wearing his flannel nightgown as a doggie housecoat, lol. I don't think he'll mind wearing it around town :D

VeronicaX
10-31-2012, 11:37 PM
Such cool costumes!

I'm apparently the only one who wants to celebrate Halloween in my area (not really a tradition here), so here I am, celebrating alone.

Hopefully next year will be more fun :)

Kitty Pryde
11-01-2012, 01:22 AM
Costumes are done! Hot glue gun wounds are healing. The apartment is a shambles. Will post pics as soon as my partner comes home to take photos! We don't have kids but some friends w kids invited us out trick or treating. I'm gonna go stock up on glow sticks. Luckily my costume has an awesome tool belt which holds lots of candy :D

Stay safe and watch out for zombies, everyone!

backslashbaby
11-01-2012, 10:59 PM
Pics! Pics!

We had a blast :D It was a little chilly, but someone was even selling hot cider. Great fun, all around :)

Kitty Pryde
11-02-2012, 04:58 AM
Wreck-It Ralph and Fix-It Felix:

http://imageshack.us/a/img96/7444/2012103195182216.jpg


We decided to go in costume to the movie opening tomorrow night to get a little more use out of them :D

backslashbaby
11-02-2012, 11:32 PM
Y'all look great!!!

blacbird
11-03-2012, 06:49 AM
I work with a guy who stands 6'10" tall. He has a sasquatch costume, and on Halloween hangs out in the woods adjacent to his house, and wanders out when the trick-or-treaters come by. His wife worries about him getting shot.

caw

night-flyer
11-03-2012, 07:18 AM
Okay, I don't know what I was...but then I found a broken sword in the toy aisle (I was at work) and became a pirate. :D

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i357/night-flyer1/GEDC0141200.jpg
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i357/night-flyer1/GEDC0131300.jpg

Bloo
11-03-2012, 10:25 AM
I work with a guy who stands 6'10" tall. He has a sasquatch costume, and on Halloween hangs out in the woods adjacent to his house, and wanders out when the trick-or-treaters come by. His wife worries about him getting shot.

caw

my dad used to do something similar. He'd dress as a scarecrow and sit perfectly still on the porch until after the kids got their candy and were getting ready to leave, THEN he'd jump up and scare them. We saved a TON on candy ;)

I went simple this year, probably the simplest costume and yet the coolest I've ever done. The theme for my friend's party was very loosely "British sci-fi" as she is a huge Red Dwarf fan. Almost everyone went as a Rimmer except ole bloo here who threw his pajamas on, followed by a bathrobe and a towel. Wrote "Don't Panic" on my Kindle cover. Bam! Arthur Dent costume.

backslashbaby
11-03-2012, 10:34 AM
Okay, I don't know what I was...but then I found a broken sword in the toy aisle (I was at work) and became a pirate. :D

http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i357/night-flyer1/GEDC0141200.jpg
http://i1089.photobucket.com/albums/i357/night-flyer1/GEDC0131300.jpg

Oh, you look great!

We saw the cutest little pirate who had a whole ship, with a tall sail and everything. Turns out he was in a wheelchair. He looked so awesome!

night-flyer
11-03-2012, 10:46 AM
Oh, you look great!

We saw the cutest little pirate who had a whole ship, with a tall sail and everything. Turns out he was in a wheelchair. He looked so awesome!

Thanks! :) Wow, now that's going all out--a ship! Now that sounds cool. I bet he was adorable.

Mr Kal
11-07-2012, 04:34 PM
Four of us went out dressed like KISS. It wasn't perfectly accurate but my friend had some silver metal buffet-type plates for armour and he also had shoulder pads from American Football so he looked very cool as Gene Simmons. The rest of us kind of winged it but it was a really fun night!

Vince524
11-07-2012, 05:23 PM
Four of us went out dressed like KISS. It wasn't perfectly accurate but my friend had some silver metal buffet-type plates for armour and he also had shoulder pads from American Football so he looked very cool as Gene Simmons. The rest of us kind of winged it but it was a really fun night!


That's cool!! Big KISS fan here!! Show a pic!

backslashbaby
11-08-2012, 02:35 AM
I thought of Vince the second you said KISS, Mr Kal :D

That had to be fun. I love group costumes.

SomethingOrOther
11-08-2012, 09:06 AM
My brother and I got a bunch of our friends together, and we all stood on top of one another wearing grip-enhancing socks and went as a human, but at the campus party we lost our balance and fell and everyone was like, "Omg, look at the doggies." We had to sneak out before anyone caught us because there was a NO PETS ALLOWED sign somewhere near the security desk. And I was thinking, Bitch please, people are *our* pets, but rules are rules and we didn't want to be towed and impounded. We managed to steal a keg, though, and we got drunk and tried to do blow (it turned out to be snow) and immediately fell asleep. I swear this junkie stray cat stole my wallet, while I was sleeping. Luckily it was completely empty.

backslashbaby, we should've asked your dog to come along. He's bigger than all of us so he could've easily been the base. And the girls in our group think he's hot, even though I keep telling them they're too young for him.

backslashbaby
11-09-2012, 01:16 AM
My brother and I got a bunch of our friends together, and we all stood on top of one another wearing grip-enhancing socks and went as a human, but at the campus party we lost our balance and fell and everyone was like, "Omg, look at the doggies." We had to sneak out before anyone caught us because there was a NO PETS ALLOWED sign somewhere near the security desk. And I was thinking, Bitch please, people are *our* pets, but rules are rules and we didn't want to be towed and impounded. We managed to steal a keg, though, and we got drunk and tried to do blow (it turned out to be snow) and immediately fell asleep. I swear this junkie stray cat stole my wallet, while I was sleeping. Luckily it was completely empty.

backslashbaby, we should've asked your dog to come along. He's bigger than all of us so he could've easily been the base. And the girls in our group think he's hot, even though I keep telling them they're too young for him.

:ROFL: :ROFL:

He would have loved it. He wouldn't think they were too young, but he goes for the really tall gals for some reason. I think he sees himself as 10 feet tall :)

Ken
11-09-2012, 02:56 AM
... on Halloween, somebody came up to me and said, "Your costume sure is scary."

"But I'm not wearing a costume."

"Oh. Sorry."

Kitty Pryde
09-05-2013, 11:13 PM
It's almost that time again!!! Anyone plotting anything big for this year? I was having a very heated debate of which was a better costume, Eleventh Doctor or Ms Frizzle. then when I did a google image search for her the first thing that popped up was a tumblr devoted to the theory that Ms Frizzle is a Time Lord. So there you go. Anyone have any good ideas on what pattern to use? I need a vaguely old timey conservative dress made out of a tacky print material... http://blog.modcloth.com/2011/08/11/style-icon-getting-schooled-in-fashion/

Filigree
09-06-2013, 01:33 AM
A friend of mine proposed a Pacific Rim Kaiju costume that is so hilarious and questionable I'd do it for a cosplay contest. If, yanno, I was going to any conventions. But I probably won't do it soon enough to capitalize on the movie.

Vespertilion
09-17-2013, 01:27 AM
Yay! I can't wait to see people's pics this year :)

Wicked
09-25-2013, 08:27 PM
Technically not a Halloween costume, since it was made for zombie fest, but this was my daughter's costume.
The dress was a find in a thrift shop. We had fun with the blood spatter and artistic destruction.

Even zombies like slushies.
http://imageshack.us/a/img407/2665/fd9e.jpg

Even under gray decay makeup, bullet holes, latex gashes, and gory bite marks, she manages to make the undead look good. It's almost unnatural.
http://imageshack.us/a/img51/2711/htpr.jpg

The head to toe makeup took me an hour and a half. Unfortunately no one got any good pictures before the make up started to wear off at the end of the day. A lot of the latex was pulling away, and the blood smeared off.

It's almost tempting to put it all back together again just for some good pictures.

Filigree
09-26-2013, 12:15 PM
Great work, Wicked. I always forget to corral folks for a picture.

Vespertilion
09-27-2013, 03:30 AM
Love it!

Wicked
11-01-2013, 10:42 PM
Great work, Wicked. I always forget to corral folks for a picture.


Love it!

Thank you. :)

There is a decided lack of pictures this year. tsk tsk

The little princess was a pixie for Halloween. Talk about a total reversal from zombie fest.
Her ears got the most compliments. Everywhere we went, people wanted to touch them. We got them online from Aradani Costumes.
http://imageshack.us/a/img820/2186/5guj.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/820/5guj.jpg/)

clicking on thumbnail should bring up the full-sized picture
http://imageshack.us/a/img541/8421/wd5p.jpg

Vespertilion
11-02-2013, 04:48 AM
Aww, she looks fab! The ears really go with the shape of her face, too :)

night-flyer
11-04-2013, 03:55 AM
Her costume looks amazing, Wicked! Very cool. And yep, love the ears.

Alessandra Kelley
11-04-2013, 05:33 AM
In our neighborhood a group of about two dozen kids went around dressed as zombies with a portable stereo and performed the zombie dance number from "Thriller."

Kayley
11-05-2013, 06:36 AM
I needed a last-minute costume, so I went as a Sim. :P

http://oi43.tinypic.com/eikxd.jpg