Although I’ve only been blogging about sewing for about 11 months, I’ve been sewing since, well, forever. I didn’t make very many garments to wear out in real life, instead everything I made was either home goods (curtains, pillows, etc.) or most notably Halloween costumes. Really horrific halloween costumes. Made in a hurry out of junky fabric often requiring a hot glue gun. In fact, I can count on one hand how many store bought halloween costumes I’ve worn in my life. As a child I helped my mom make my costume each year. And as an adult I’ve almost ALWAYS made mine (expect for the year I got married since our wedding date was so close to Halloween). I made two of my three year old’s costumes (couldn’t muster up the energy for her first costume, because let’s be honest, the first few months with a new babe are ROUGH).
So without further ado I bring to you my favorite halloween makes (that I could find), grainy Facebook downloaded pics included. Hope this gives you a chuckle (and proves, practice makes perfect! In sewing AND photography).
I’ve seriously got a thing for Wonder Woman. I’ve been her twice (I think? maybe three times? I can’t remember and I’ll probably have to do it again this year). The first version I recycled a knit skirt and old bra to make the costume. The second version is made of the grossest, shiniest polyester I could find (and made my hubby, then boyfriend, dress up as Thor).
If you can’t tell what the bottom costume is, I was dressing up as Xena: Warrior Princess. I took an old bustier and some old gold necklaces and hot glued them to the bustier. I then stitched up a quick knit skirt and grabbed a sword from the costume shop (my friend Melissa is a 5-hour energy drink HAHA). Oh and I won! Can’t remember what exactly the prize was, but I won a prize for something related to my costume. I’ll take it.
Me as Princess Leia (seriously, what is that fabric?!) and hubby as Han Solo. I don’t even remember what I used to make this dress. I think I just looked at a picture, drew a pattern and went to work.
(Are you sensing a theme with my halloween costume choices? Generally bad-ass women who don’t take anyones shit.) 🙂
I’m Rosie the Riveter (had no time for a costume, denim + bandana makes me Rosie, right?) Alice is super-girl. Thank goodness for thrift stores.
Alice as Alice in Wonderland. I bought the blue dress from the store (it was Cinderella, my kid is NOT A PRINCESS unless she truly wants to be a princess, that’s her choice.) I made the apron from some basic white cotton and lace.
Alice as Little Red Riding Hood. Black dress was a hand-me-down. Apron is recycled from the years previous costume. Made a little red cape. Super easy and adorable.
What are your plans for Halloween? Do you plan to make your costume? Any truly horrific halloween costumes deep in your Facebook photo albums?
Happy sewing and styling!