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ketchupqueen
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quote:
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Originally posted by JonHecht:
I am an 18 year old male, is that a serious question?

Being an 18 year old male is no excuse not to sew. It is a very useful skill.
I was going to say the same thing. My dad taught himself to sew when he was 17 and went off to college. He rectified that with my brother by encouraging us both to sew by the time we were 9. Everyone should sew.
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Oh fine, I can stitch torn pants together, but nothing more, and not well. My step-dad does it way better than me or my mother; he has very steady hands. I, on the other hand, have horrible fine-motor skills therefore when I try to sew it is ridiculously visible.

Edit: Though now that I think about it I *should* be very good at sewing. My great-grandfather was a tailor. My grandfather expanded the business into multiple stores, and by the time my father inherited it and it went bankrupt due to over-expansion it was one of the biggest tuxedo retailers in Canada. They are all very good at sewing, as one would expect... I guess I would be too if it didn't go downhill, oh well. [Dont Know]

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I'd like to do something from Buffy or Harry Potter but have no ideas so I'm thinking I'll go with my poodle skirt.
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Nametag + God = Costume
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So my costume turned out pretty awesome for my choir concert and field trip. I thought I'd show it to you.

Here's a face shot.

Here's a tall shot though I hate this one because it looks like I'm pregnant. [Smile]

The purple velvet dress is left over from my high school production of the Lion in Winter (I've worn it for Halloween before.) The cape was $12.99 at walgreens. The white collar was made out of that wacky craft foam. the necklace was $5 at the Halloween store. The crown was $3 at Target, as was the blue eye shadow. [Smile] I had a little Snow White doll that I carried around on stage and pretended to strangle/hang on the microphone cord. It was fun...and now I don't think I'll actually wear the costume for Halloween.

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I went to a party Friday night where the theme was that you had to dress as someone or something dead. The male host was Marilyn Monroe, the female host was a redshirt from Star Trek, one guy was God in a white robe and big gray beard, and there were lots of generic zombie costumes, but I think my favorite was the guy dressed as a doornail [Big Grin] I went as Tonks from Harry Potter, because I already had clothes very much like what she wore in the movie, so all I needed was a wand and a dye job. I'm glad I work at an office where it's okay to have muddy-streaky purple hair for a week while it's washing out.
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God is dead! Kekeke, I like the Nietzsche reference costume.
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Yes, I'd thought of doing that myself, but this guy pulled it off much better than I could have so I'm glad I didn't.
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I got a costume together, but funked out at the last minute to going to the party. Now I need to figure out a way to wear it.

It's just a blonde bob wig.

Blonde bob + aqua t-shirt + pink lipstick + sliver flashlight = Rose Tyler

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I am not dressing up myself but here is my 6-week-old at our family Halloween celebration this weekend. My older daughter is going as a giraffe but I don't have a picture of her in costume yet.

My little pea

[edited to add link]

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Jeff needed a last-minute costume on Friday, I dressed him as static cling (suggested on last year's thread, I believe) and he won the office contest!

We got sick and ended up skipping the ward party on Saturday. But we'll be trick-or-treating Wed., so I really need to finish Bridey's costume (I ended up with a white long-sleeved blouse and a pink, knee-length plaid skirt, trendy but professional-ish, for her to wear. I couldn't find anything blazer-ish, but I think that will be good enough. All I have to do is make her "press badge" that says "Lois Lane, reporter, Daily Planet, Metropolis", for her to wear on a cord around her neck.)

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Lois wears white blouses with a tight grey tweed skirt to just below the knee, along with hose and some sensible flats. She is a smoker, but in this modern age conceals it and doesn't use anything as ostentatious as a cigarette case; she pounds both ends of a pack of Virginia Slims furtively, angrily and with some repressed self-loathing when she needs a drag. She has glasses but wears contacts, and typically keeps her hair up.
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Thanks Tom, but I've already got the costume. [Razz]
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My roommate dressed up this weekend as Franzia, the boxed wine. He's a structural engineer so it came off pretty awesome. He even had a spigot attached that poured real Franzia.

Because of the accident I had in September where I lost my front tooth, I went as a pregnant redneck. Not nearly as awesome as a box of Franzia, but it worked.

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quote:
Originally posted by lem:
go teak-or-treating

Go with the teak, man.
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If there are any Reno 911 fans out there, I went this year as Terry. Wore his work outfit from Tacos, Tacos, Taocs, Tacos. Fourtunately there are currently no pictures to post. I looked ridiculous, From the small hat on top of my head right down to the roller skates on my feet. I've been told the best part of the evening was watching me as I rolled around the party from person to person.

I was accompanied by A spandex attired Laser Tag pro (mullet, elbow and knee pads, 1980's LT vest and cod piece), Pat from SNL, Ernie from sesame Street, Tom Cruz from Risky Business, And a bar Fly. Fun times

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I'm going as Rose Tyler from Doctor Who. Platinum wig, aqua t-shirt, pink lipstick, and a doctored (heh) flashlight for a sonic screwdriver.
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I was a goth/punk pirate for Haunt the Halls this year. They brought a bunch of kids through the dorms to play games and get candy and whatnot.
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quote:
Originally posted by MandyM:
My little pea

Awwwwwwwwww!!!!! [Smile]
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My wife tried to talk my [single] brother into sticking little fuzzy chicks all over himself and going as a chick magnet. (there was talk of using little dolls instead of chicks and going as a babe magnet, but we immediately decided that that might appear WAAAY too creepy to some people!)

For the 11th year in a row, I'll be going as a beleaguered dad. [Wink]

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I'm going to be a greaser (I have to get a wig since I am bald) and my wife and four daughters are all going to wear poodle skirts.
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I was Devo. Black pants, black mock turtleneck, red energy dome. Unfortunately, no one knew who I was. 8(
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I would have recognized you from a mile away Avid!

edit: I would have recognized your costume [Big Grin]

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quote:
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I was Devo. Black pants, black mock turtleneck, red energy dome. Unfortunately, no one knew who I was. 8(

Did you carry a whip? I would have recognized you.
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quote:
Originally posted by Javert Hugo:
I'm going as Rose Tyler from Doctor Who. Platinum wig, aqua t-shirt, pink lipstick, and a doctored (heh) flashlight for a sonic screwdriver.

So did I. Minus the wig ... and I ordered a British flag t-shirt from ebay so I was Rose Tyler from "The Empty Child". Got hubby a toy Sonic Screwdriver so he could be the doctor.

I'm SO sure I made a believable 19-year-old ... with my four kids along. [Wink]

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Paging JonHecht.

My Google Fu is weak. What retailer actually makes the Dr Who coat? I'm thinking about getting my sig-o one for our anniversary. (You'd think typing "official retailer of the dr who coat" would have pulled it right up.)

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These are custom made and expensive, but seem to be pretty accurate. Here's a picture of someone in one, and the same retailer's Tennant suit.
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That is amazing looking. And if we drop that much on a suit and coat for him, it guarantees I'll get the $1200 couch I want that he complained was too expensive. [Smile]

Thanks, ELJay! It's just what I wanted!

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*laugh* Glad to be of service. It's a fun page to look at. . . I wonder if he'd do a women's motorcycle jacket. . .
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