Monday, September 19, 2011

Costume preview...

This is all you get, sleeve detail:

Friday, September 16, 2011

Halloween: Made Awesome...

Today I purchased fabric for my Halloween costume.  Years ago I decided I wanted to make this costume and purchased a pattern for it.  So I've had this pattern and the notion to make this costume for quite some time.  Obviously, it never got made. 

Initially, I had wanted to be Ella form Cowboys & Aliens.

And I haven't thrown this costume out as a future costume.  It's just not for this year.

See for me costuming for me has become quite difficult the past few years as I've accumulated more and more tattoos.  Part of the importance for costuming (at least for me) is authenticity and I can't be authentic if I'm sporting a lot of tattoos that you normally wouldn't see on a character.  Without the use of make-up my only other option is to cover them with clothing which I don't mind at all as October can be quite chilly.  This brings me to my biggest beef with my beloved holiday.  It seems that within the last ten years, Halloween has become an excuse for girls to whore it up (or down depending on how you look at it).  Costume shops everywhere are telling girls that the less they wear, the better prepared they are to party down on Halloween.  This is an atrocity and particularly loathsome to someone like me who takes great pride in costuming.

My next hurdle for the 2012 costume would be that I just cut my bangs.  Save for someone like Chuck from sadly short-lived but brilliant "Pushing Daisies" there aren't a lot of choices for girls with bangs who are totally covered by clothes.  (No my costume is not Chuck.)

So my 2012 Halloween costume has been carefully chosen and probably no one will know who I am but that's okay.  I know that I will look awesome.  Stay tuned!