I hope everyone had a fun Halloween! I was really surprised (and bummed out) by how few people were out that night. I assume everyone celebrated over the weekend. I opted to wait until Halloween and kinda wish I hadn’t. Oh well! It was still a fun time!
I carved pumpkins with friends and then we were off on a bike ride, bar crawl! I hadn’t intended to wear a sweater, leggings, or boots. I was planning on wearing striped knee socks and these cute heels that look like saddle shoes. But damn, it was cold! And I wasn’t about to try riding my bike in heels!
Jill is a bat, she has wings tied to her arms. I wish we had gotten a picture of them. She made them out of a pair of jeans at the last minute. It was pretty clever! I’m already looking for a reason to wear my costume again! And I’d also like to make more yarn wigs! It was so fun to make and wear! Can I just be a full time rag doll?!
For me, Halloween would never feel complete without pumpkin carving! I see many pumpkin carving parties in my future! My pumpkin has a gash through the middle of it so I thought it needed to be normal on one side and screwed up on the other! :P
How was your Halloween? Did you dress up?
After much procrastination, I finally finished my Halloween costume! It took me a while to get up the nerve to trim the bangs on my wig because I was afraid of screwing up. But I finally did, and I had to take a picture to show you! The sunglasses aren’t really a part of the costume, I just haven’t decided how to do my make up yet. Plus they’re heart shaped, so they kinda fit! :P
I totally love the wig and wish I could wear it all the time! It was a lot of fun (and easy!) to make. I crocheted a simple mesh hat and then sewed each piece on! It took almost two skeins of Lion Brand’s Vanna’s Choice. The color is Rust.
I’ll post more pics soon (maybe after Halloween?) to show you the whole thing. I made the dress too! I hope everyone is having a fun Halloween weekend! :D
Aaaaand I’m back with another Halloween tutorial! This was inspired by some Pooh ears that I got at Disneyland. They’d be great for a Halloween costume and could be used in a few different ways. I’m going to show you how to make them as hair clips but you could also sew them onto something or attach them to a safety pin so they’re removable. Last year, I used them on my skunk costume.
This project is intended to be sewn by hand. No seam allowances are given.
- Fur fabric
- Fleece fabric
- Hair clips (I like snap clips for these)
- Needle, thread, scissors
Step 1: Cut out 2 pieces from fur and 2 pieces from fleece.
Step 2: With right sides together, sew around the edge, but not the bottom.
Step 3: Turn right side out. Fold the bottom of the ear in half and sew across making sure to stitch through both the fur and the fleece.
Step 4: Sew your hair clip onto the bottom. Enjoy!
What did everyone do for Halloween?! And what did you dress up as?! I hope everyone had a fun night!!! :D
I went to a big street party in Hollywood. It was fun until it got so crowded that it was hard to move around. Earlier in the night though, it was a lot of fun. I loved seeing everyone’s costumes! Everyone takes pictures of everyone else and it’s totally ok to ask a random stranger to pose with you if you like their costume! I love the friendliness that Halloween brings out in people! A lot of people bring their dogs in costume too! I loved that! I saw a little wiener dog dressed as a bee! So cute!!
Anyway, here’s my costume!
I’m so happy with how it came out! I love my hood especially and I think I might just wear it whenever the mood strikes! :D
I was really surprised that I didn’t see anyone wearing the costume that I was inspired by.
I’m sad that Halloween is over now! I wish it lasted longer. I’m anxiously awaiting next year! :)
I’m so excited for Halloween! I finished my costume today (it only took two days!) and I love it! I have weird luck with making my costumes. It seems like one year it’ll go perfectly, and the next year I’ll be really unhappy with it, repeat. Anyway, I’m gonna be a skunk! My costume was inspired by this one. I also have a hood, a corset (reused from last year’s costume! yay!), skirt, tail, and leg warmers. I didn’t put fur on my corset though. I thought the costume was plenty furry already. Also, I didn’t like the stripes on the skirt and leg warmers, so mine are solid black. I’m so excited about it! I’ll post pictures of it after Halloween! But so that I’m not a total tease, here is a picture of the last costume I made that I really liked:
I get a lot of compliments on it so I thought about doing a tutorials on how to make it, but I didn’t get around to it this year :( Maybe next year? :)
Speaking of tutorials, I’d like to make at least one quick/easy Halloween craft tutorial this week! When I was making the pom poms that went on my costume’s hood, and idea popped into my head! I hope I get around to actually doing it!
I leave you with this adorable face! :D
And tell me, what are you gonna be for Halloween?? :)