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I would really like to make Halloween costumes for my husband and me
this year, but I have absolutely no ideas about what I'd like to make.
What are the rest of you planning? I'm hoping for some great inspiration
here. You'all are very talented and imaginative, so I'm open to
suggestions.

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Not making any this year, but DH and I dress in Renaissance garb twice
- once for a wedding and once for family pictures.  For the wedding, he
had a long tunic and leggings with a huge feathered hat and I had a
noblewoman's gown.  For the pictures, he was a Scottish woodsman and I
was of the merchant class.

You can always go as pirates, police and criminal, salt and pepper,
mustard and ketchup (catsup), black and white, lemon and lime....just
think of all the pairs you have heard of in daily life.  I had a site
that had couple costumes...some were hysterical....like the one where
the woman was dressed as an electrical outlet and the man was dressed
as an electrical cord.  Now, I would never wear these with my hubby,
but they made me laugh.....plug of the cord was in a
rather....um...appropriate hardly seems the word, but you get my
drift....place on the man's costume


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At age 75, I don't wear costumes any longer, but some of the grandchildren
go all out.  The 18YO DGD is wearing a poodle skirt of red satin(bought at
Hancock's), and made by her Mom.  It will have the usual white poodle
appliqué, also in satin.  She is wearing a pink bow on her ponytail and old
saddle oxfords, she has.  Your husband could dress as "Fonzie" from Happy
Days, and you'd be the perfect jitterbugging couple of the 50s.
Emily



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A few years ago I made costumes for my DH and myself of Ragady Ann and
Ragady Andy. We were a big hit :)

-Irene


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Kathy Morgan wrote:

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Last year I was a 'bad fairy'. Year before that I made a long slinky
'vampiress' dress out of stretch velvet. My husband has been a cowboy, a
Hogwarts Wizard, and Jack the Ripper recently.

www.reddawn.net/costume/gallery.htm


We're not having a party this year, if I do anything I'm thinking I'll
dig out my cat ears and maybe draw some whiskers on my nose.



Dawn




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Most interesting site, Dawn.  I will spend some time there when I am more
awake than tonight.
Emily



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I always like to keep in the spirit of Halloween and wear something
"scary".    One can make just about any costume appropriate by making
it dead.  For example, a dead bride, dead dancer, dead cat.  This year
my girlfriend is going as a hung 19th c. waitress and I as the
hangwoman.

Post pictures!

Alaina


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My friend told me this afternoon she just finished togas for both her DS and
DDIL.  She said, with proper makeup they will look like the "real" thing.
Emily



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Kathy Morgan wrote:
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Hi, Kathy.  I admire you for wanting to make your own costumes.  I went
that route many years, particularly for the kids' costumes.  It's great
fun and saves money too!

If you take the lazier way out, check my blog:
http://bootifulhalloween.blogspot.com /.  My daughter and I just
received our purchases from the company and we're mightily impressed
with garment structure and richness of material, and most especially
the prices.  The shipment was lightning fast, even faster than
advertised.  Of course, we're not quite into the crunch time yet.
Order early!

Just peeking for ideas might help you with your glorious homemade
creations too.  Have a happy and safe Halloween!

Laura McDonald


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Thanks, everybody, for all the suggestions and the links to pictures of
costumes.  I haven't yet decided what I'm going to make, but at least
now I have some good ideas to choose from.

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