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Late But Lucky Halloween

So my plans for Halloween changed, instead of going to the renaissance I went to this fun Nintendo event that a group called Lazy Bit Collective hosted at a bar.

It was a lot of fun, I only wish my Halloween costume was completed so I could have worn it. There was a girl there that wore the original Alice Madness dress and her boyfriend was the Cheshire cat. I wanted my date to dress up as the white rabbit, but he had other ideas.  XD  Anyway, so that was on the 26th, for actual Halloween we just watched movies and ate a bunch of junk food. Oh, and played a bit of SlenderMan, I’m terrible at it.

So now on to the costume! I didn’t finish a few of the accessories, but I worked really hard on the skirt and I’m beyond proud of it. Seeing as I didn’t get to wear it out this year, I plan on doing so next year. I plan on actually putting the ears on the hat and getting rabbit feet to put over my shoes.  Seeing other recreations of the outfit was helpful latebutluckyhalloweenwhen making mine. I plan on finding/making a yellow vest, and then again adding the ears to the hat. I ran out of time and wanted to actually find a stuffed animal that I could deconstruct and use it’s ears rather than make mine out of felt, and also add the feet to my bow in the back. I made my tail out of yarn and didn’t have time to make the rabbit feet that dangle down. Along with possibly making the necklace that Alice wears in the game. Besides those things, I’m pretty proud with out the outfit itself came out. The jacket was a bit snug, but I didn’t have a pattern and I’ve never made anything like this before so I’m still proud. All things considered it came out great with the limited time I had. This was also the first time I made a circle skirt and I plan on making more because this one came out just great.

I was bummed I couldn’t wear this out, but at work I did get to wear a costume. I wanted to wear this one, but it rained so bad that day and I work at a restaurant and I didn’t want to ruin the outfit I worked so hard to make. So I wore the Red Riding Hood costume I made three years ago.  I didn’t really work very hard on that one so I didn’t mind if it got ruined. Which the rain made my skirt bleed through the apron and it stained it pink a bit. One of my co workers dressed up as a wolf, so I thought it was pretty funny. My manager took a picture of us posing, so I’m hoping I can get a copy of it on Monday.

I had a lot of fun making this Alice costume, so I wouldn’t mind wearing it next year, but if I find something else I want to recreate, then I plan on starting a lot sooner. XD So, what did you do for Halloween? Or if you don’t celebrate, what are some of your favorite scary movies?

Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  1. Alice Said:

    on November 6, 2013 at 3:51 am

    Aw, too bad you didn’t finish the accessories but I still love your costume, I still think it looks so cool. i envy people who can make their own costume haha i can never see myself having the patience to do that 😛 oh and i specifically adore your hat! and of course, the ears :3 man, alice is such a nice concept TvT

    i quite like your red riding hood costume. hm, at first, frankly it wasn’t THAT red-riding-hood-y but never mind that, it’s still adorable and you still look nice with it :3 then again, customizing/improving on costumes sometimes make them look nicer than the original 😛

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    kim Reply:

    @Alice, Thanks!
    I had a lot of fun making it, I was determined to make, at least the outfit part, even if I didn’t get to actually wear it anywhere. XD
    And the red riding hood outfit was based on my interpretation. Plus, I made it in a day without a pattern so I wasn’t really following any exact version. I had fun making it as well, it was that costume that made me want to try harder next time. But I’m still a novice when it comes to sewing costumes, but I can only improve from here on out. :3

    Thanks for reading and commenting. <3

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  2. Kayla Said:

    on November 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Oh wow. the costume came out great! You should be very proud. Sucks that you didn’t get to wear it out though. Maybe you’ll find an excuse to wear it somewhere though – costume party, convention?

    Unfortunately Australia isn’t that big on Halloween. It’s getting bigger every year but we didn’t even get any trick or treaters this year! I love it though – I have jack-o-lanterns and things all scattered around my house all year long hahaa.

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    kim Reply:

    @Kayla, Thanks! I’m really glad I attempted it, even if I didn’t get to wear it out. I was determined to at least try. My favorite part is the skirt, I worked so hard on it and I think it came out pretty close.

    I just wish more people had costume parties for the heck of it, but those are usually saved for the Halloween season, and the occasional New Year party.
    Are costume parties big in Australia?

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    Kayla Reply:

    @kim, They’re not HUGE but I’d say I get invited to 2 or 3 a year!

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  3. Joy Said:

    on November 15, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Wow! Your costume looks really awesome! I know someone who tried the same idea but it really wasn’t successful.

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    Kimmy Reply:

    @Joy, Thanks! I’m happy with it, and hope to finish the parts I didn’t get to. Of course, next year I might find another costume I want to attempt. XD

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  4. Zie Darling Said:

    on December 21, 2013 at 3:48 pm

    How cute! I absolutely love this!
    -Zie

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