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BOOtiful in Black


Halloween-Pumpkin-booI think this is a great use for those old, plain black buttons.

I will be sewing tonight. No great costumes to share with you this year. On prior Halloweens, I have been Raggedy Ann (my husband as Raggedy Andy much to his chagrin and NEVER to be repeated), a mermaid, a cat, but not a sexy one. It was more like a onsie that happened to be orange and black material and puurrfect for a cold night of ghoulish festivities. I even had animal-claw-ish slippers which completed the ensemble. One year I was the Statue of Liberty, using a discarded serger cone and a Cool Whip dish to help form my torch, completed by spray painting it all silver with tissue paper flames.

The first place winner was the year when my husband and I went as Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. We went out to a local high end resort where they were having a Halloween costume contest/Dance and we won an overnight stay in one of the nice suites. It was definitely our best. I made my entire costume, but my husband was the most convincing by gluing white/gray/black yarn pieces to his face and throat, up from the neck to his ears and then on the tops of his hands. He had rubber pointy ears and a animal nose. It was perfect and creepy.

Maybe next year we will be motivated to come up with something new. What was your costume this year?

So, what do you think ?