Thursday, November 4, 2010

My eyes say it all... Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone had as great a Halloween as I did! Luckily, I was able to get work off for the weekend to travel home for the festivities. And in case I forgot to mention, I now work in a fabric store! Anywho, I was going to be a dia de los muertos bride for Halloween, but felt to lazy as there was practically no effort put into the costume. So in light of recent events involving spiders everywhere in my life, I decided if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. One afternoon before Halloween, my roommate and I popped Casper into the DVD player, and went to work on our costumes. I assisted her in making her raccoon tail and she assisted me in assembling my eyeball hair combs for my spider costume. My boyfriend Kris was Fido, and his costume turned out wonderfully as well! We bought the patch from Etsy which I just sewed onto his shirt, and he designed the collar himself. He's a crafty man, whether he wants to admit it or not :)

I bought some black crepe that was discounted to $1.97 a yard for having a flaw and I couldn't seem to find, and some felt and plastic hair combs for the eyeballs. This costume was under 10 bucks to make. Seriously. I just made a little body, stuffed some spider legs, and connected them with some string. I also used elastic to attach the legs to my wrists so I could have my hands free for eating and playing games during the evening. Some black leggings combat boots, and fun make-up were the finishing touches! Kris used a grey belt, some metal rings, the metal bottom of two lightbulbs, and a little wooden block to make his Zomcon collar.

We were quite the festive and crafty couple!

 He and his buddies also made all sorts of crazy food including a graveyard cake, zombie punch with spooky dry ice fog, jalapeno artichoke dip that looked like brains, bat wings, and other great things. They used (sanitized!) barbie and doll parts as drink stirrers and food servers, too!

This Halloween was fun, festive, and made from the heart!

P.S... I'm planning on making a dress this weekend :)

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