These are the Halloween costumes I made for my family.
For the Mad Hatter, I used an old suit jacket and added more fabric to it to make it longer. Sewed wood spools with different colored threads on and put scraps of fabric on it. Made a big long bow for the neck. I cut the same fabric as the extra tails on the jacket to sew the tall top hat and put wire in the edges to hold the shape, added hatpins and other embellishments.
For Lady GaGa, used some lace fabric I had for the skirt part and an old sweater that was gold glittery and cut it to make the underskirt. Made the big hat with an old hat and sewed it into a different shape and added feathers. Made the mask with more feathers and added the feathers to her ring.
For Carmen Miranda, I used some yellow fabric to make a wrap skirt and cut it so the front had rounded edges and added the ruffling below. Added a green sash that I made out of sparkly fabric. The headpiece was matching fabric and made by sewing fake fruit on top.
For the Flying Monkeys, I use fleece fabric to sew the tops, made the wings out of two bent wire coat hangers and fastened them together. Covered them with black fleece sewn on with yarn.
Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Kathy
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Halloween Costume Contest
Did you make your Halloween costume this year? We want to see the crazy
and scary costumes made by our creative community.
Share your handmade costumes in our Halloween Costume gallery by 11:59pm, November 14, 2010, and you could be one of three winners to take home a Threads prize package.
One winner will be selected for each of the following categories:
Best Adult Costume
Best Children's Costume
You could win a prize package including:
- 2010 Threads Archive DVD (152 issues of Threads on a single disc)
- Couture Techniques DVD from Claire Shaeffer.
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