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Halloween Costume Contest

Voodoo Doll

My Voodoo Doll costume, with me, as the model. 

I went to this Halloween event with my friend, who was a Voodoo Priest.

The costume was handmade with no commercial pattern.  I made the patchwork dress and armwarmers by creating my own patchwork material.  I cut up odd pieces of 8 different fabrics and sewed them back together to make one sheet of fabric.  I reinforced the seams with yarn, adding to the handmade look.

My wig was also made by hand, out of yarn, attached to hair ties.  I even “sewed” up my skin and my lips shut with yarn glued to my face with Spirit Gum.



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    ncassell | | #1

    Love this! I am headed to a Pirate of Caribbean Halloween Bash this weekend and I am going as Calypso Voodoo Priestest.
    Would love to have incorporated the stitches as part of my costume. What a great Phot.

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    leeburns45 | | #2

    I appreciate to your work

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