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Date: 8/21/07 3:36 PM

I had promised my husband that I would take this year off from sewing any costumes, but I came across Simplicity 3639, Adult and child penguin costumes, and I just can't resist. he even said he would wear it... I'll post my progress, if people are interested, and I'd love to hear about yours!

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Date: 8/21/07 3:50 PM

I was just checking out costumes yesterday and actually wrote down the same pattern! I love it! And it seems simple enough to make. If I do make it, I will post along too. Need to finish up some other projects first but look forward to start sewing halloween stuff in a few weeks.

Jeannie W.

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Date: 8/21/07 8:50 PM

Is it already time to think about Halloween costumes??? DS#1 was a dinosaur last year, and he still asks to wear his "dinosaur suit." Not sure if I'll make him another (bigger) one or make something else.

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Date: 8/21/07 9:45 PM

A subject close to my heart.

I have so many costumes that I've been making this year. However, I'm going to go as a medieval witch. I always dress up to answer the door. It's Butterick 3552 (I had it mind for a Ren fest but it would have been too hot so adapted it to a witch).

My sons want to be Darth Vader and a Storm Trooper. I will make DV's cape and pants and my friend is lending me her DV helmet and breastplate (used by her son several years ago).

I'm afraid that I'm going to buy the Storm Trooper. Fabric just doesn't cut it for that costume so I'm caving in and buying the ones that are molded plastic!

I don't know what hubs will be - but I think he is going to wear the Jack the Ripper cloak I made two years ago. It's McCalls 4550 OOP :)




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Date: 8/21/07 11:38 PM

My kids are wild about Pokemon right now. A quick eBay search this morning led me to find costume patterns for Pikachu and Ash. As luck would have it, I found the same Ash pattern at my local indie fabric store at lunchtime for $1! I still need to think about the Pikachu...maybe dd could be Misty instead.

I want to be Ms. Frizzle (The Magic Schoolbus) for Halloween. I'm still on the hunt for some fabulous science fabric. Seen anything good?

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Date: 8/22/07 10:36 PM

Check out your local Quilt store--they will for sure have something that will work for Miss Frizzle! I can think of weather prints, and tape measures, right off the top of my head. Also--Walmart has some pretty cool 'planets' prints, if you wanted to do that!

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Date: 8/23/07 0:31 AM

i bought fabric today for THIS PATTERN for a costume for myself. (a big change from the civil war era dress i wore the last two years, i think there is something like 14 yards of fabric in that when you include the petticoat, very heavy, no wonder southern belles were prone to fainting.) i will be using broadcloth, teal for the part that is pink in the photo, bright pink where it is green and purple instead of yellow for the shirt. and silver coin trim. i have to think a while on the jewelry, something bold for sure. i will be wearing this to the hallowe'en party at the club where i usually party on saturday nights. i want something fun to wear. i might even curl my hair for the occasion.

my 3 year old grandson wants to be a fireman or a cowboy, he hasn't really decided yet. i am going to buy
THIS ONE while butterick is on sale this coming weekend. his older brother had the astronaut costume from the same pattern a couple of years ago. he was sooo cute in that. he hasn't mentioned what costume he would like this year. maybe we could do a cowboy and an indian.

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Allowed Yards Purchased: 9 (to complete a garment)
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Date: 8/23/07 9:41 AM

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i am going to buy

THIS ONE while butterick is on sale this coming weekend. his older brother had the astronaut costume from the same pattern a couple of years ago. he was sooo cute in that.

That is a cute costume . . . I'm glad you posted about it. My youngest (2 1/2) has mentioned he wants an astronaut costume (although he really isn't sure what Halloween is . . . last year he was sick and went to bed early on Halloween!) I'm trying to convince my 5 yo dd to be one of Cicely Barker's flower fairies. I have some fabric that I think will work and it would be fun to try to create a costume using the illustrations as inspiration. My 8yo ds wants to be Jengo Fett (from Star wars movies) which I'll have to purchase. It's a $60 costume! He agreed to pay half from his allowance.

Many years ago I made my dh a vampire cape which he wears every year when he takes the kids trick-or-treating.

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Date: 8/23/07 4:26 PM

it is a cute costume . . . i used a cheap white satin to make the main part of it. if i remember correctly, it was not difficult, but it was tedious putting all those little pieces of felt on in the right places. i bought some cheap white gloves for his hands to complete the outfit. because the costume is white, it can easily be seen in the dark, a safety issue, if you go trick or treating door to door.

HERE is the picture, it is a little blurry, but it is the only one i have of him in this costume.

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Fabric Fast 2008 - YTD Totals
Disallowed Yards Purchased: 12 1/2
Allowed Yards Purchased: 9 (to complete a garment)
3 (for having sewn 30 yards)
Yards Sewn: 43.500
Items Made: 21

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Date: 8/23/07 4:37 PM

wow, that is very cool! I might have to add that to my collection. I think my friends would tell you that I am pretty conservative, clothing-wise, so I am not sure where this enthusiam for costumes has come from the last few years. I think that some heretofore suppressed part of my personality is coming out as I get older!

I made an elf costume for a friends daughter a few years ago; she so wanted to dress as one of the beautiful elves from LOTR. A fun project with good memories!

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