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Halloween!

Halloween is here, and Halloween is the best holiday for crafts!  I sadly don’t have a new costume this year, but at this point there’s enough costume parts around the house that I’ll be able to come up with something to wear for the adorable trick-or-treaters that will hopefully be stopping by.  It’s my first Halloween in this house, so I don’t know what the trick-or-treater situation will be like – either we get to see fun costumes, or we get to eat a lot of leftover candy :p

Anyway, I thought I’d put up a few posts about my costumes from previous years, and a little bit about how they were made.  Let’s start with the generic female pirate costume.

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I made this my first year of college, and wore it for the next two.  This was probably the first costume that I made out of quality materials – I avoided the “Halloween quality” fabrics and went for the good stuff.  I pretty much just followed the pattern, but I was able to learn a lot about working with lace and putting in grommets.

One addition I made was embroidering a pirate flag – I wanted an excuse to use my embroidery machine.

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A store-bought pirate had and a piratey necklace that I had lying around finished it off, and while my more recent costumes have tended away from short and more towards nerdy, I’m still pretty proud of how this turned out.

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