Friday, November 5, 2010
My idea for a costume was inspired byhttp://www.grandinroad.com/jump.jsp?&itemType=PRODUCT&itemID=22177&k=ZZ51176&mr:referralID=83376fb3-e925-11df-b21a-001b2166c2c0 its a lot of tulle. I tried one on at a costume shop and was shocked at the price tag, $90-$140. Tulle is less than $2 a yard so off I went on a mission to make it. I bought $19 worth of tulle and cut it into 7 pieces. Laying them flat and stacked on top of one another I made a hood with a ribbon sewing all 7 pieces together.ghost tutorial.
I put it on and looked spooky and frothy from the front and sides but rather weak in the back. Hmm. I checked the magazine article and noticed online a big difference in fabric size. I bought 54" and Martha uses specialty store 108". That's a huge difference. I wasn't going to let that stop me so I just made it work. I tore up the top two layers for a ragged effect. The night before Halloween I wore my costume in the Seattle rain to a house party and 2 bars. I figured any distressing would only add to the whole effect.
I rolled up my cloak and put it in my carry on and off to L.A. I went. Once in Hermosa beach I changed into my costume out of the trunk of my rental car and was ready to party. I got to wear it all day and took every opportunity to act spooky much to my brothers chagrin. I even painted my teeth green and reddened the skin around my eyes. I left my travel straggly hair alone as it fit the costume.
My trip was short but sweet. It was good to see Amber, Rob, the other Rob and Candy his baby mama, Joaquin, Ches, Brody, Michelle, Ryan, Marcus, Jess, Eric, Joe, Jennifer my sister, Stella, Jaliza, brother Kyle and his new lady friend who is way cute.