Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Playgrounds & Lollipops - All's Well That Ends Well
I personally scored myself a one way ticket to a normal costume for once. For the last 3 years I have inadvertently been roped into being the sinister half in a fairytale story. Evil Stepmother. Check. Wicked Witch. Check. Sinister Queen. Check. This year I declared it a no-fly zone for creepy fairytale female figures, and instead chose to be something normal; a Grecian lady. I would say Grecian Goddess, but that is a bit presumptuous and conceited now isn't it? Gag. I was going for the whole Connie Nielsen in Gladiator look. Does anyone else just die at that movie? I swear after watching it at least 20 times I still cry when Maximus is betrayed by Marcus Aurelius.
So back to the costume details. The dress is actually an old Angel costume that I've had for about 11 years. I cut off the top portion of it and added some elastic to make it a strapless dress. I then took fabric scraps from the sleeves to make the crossover piece. I added a gold belt, gold jewelry and gold Gladiator sandals, all of which I already owned, and I was good to go. The only 2 pieces I purchased were the gold leaf crown which was $8.99, and a piece of sheer gold shimmery fabric from Joann's for about $7.
Grand Total: $16
Of course every Grecian lady needs a Gladiator at her side, so I purchased a costume for Art at $39.99, which was a rip-off if you ask me, but on Friday night I was desperate. So there you go.
And to finish up this post that is already waaaay too long, let me show you the most awesome 3 year old werewolf you will ever lay your eyes on. He took one look at himself in the mirror and shrieked in horror. He screamed for 20 minutes to "TAKE IT OFF!!!" We finally wiped it all off and he showed up to the Halloween party with no face make up, but ripped clothes. Someone thought he was dressed as Huck Finn.