Twas the Night After Halloween…

Twas the night after Halloween and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…Because we were all so tired from celebrating! Here was the yard this year and a highlight of costumes at the Halloween Bash.

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Below are a few memorable costumes from our annual Morrow Halloween Bash. I’m sorry for so few. My photographer aka my husband was having such a great time he forgot his job for the night.

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DIY Unique Costumes

Image and directions of the Composer Bust Statues can be found at http://www.instructables.com/id/Composer-Bust-Statue-Costumes/

Image and directions of the Composer Bust Statues can be found at http://www.instructables.com/id/Composer-Bust-Statue-Costumes/

Some people get really disturbed when they go to a Halloween party and find others dressed in the same costume. Although I look at it as: the-more-the-merrier, others might not feel the same.

So here’s a few unique ideas that I’ve NEVER seen before today.

Image of Homemade Bath Pouf courtesy of Carleyy at Instructables.

Image of Homemade Bath Pouf courtesy of Carleyy at Instructables.

Directions for the Human Scrubby can be found at the Instructables page called Homemade Bath Pouf Costume.

Smile for the Camera!

How would you like to find a camera case for this one? Image courtesy of tylercard at Instructables.

How would you like to find a camera case for this one? Image courtesy of tylercard at Instructables.

I wonder if any students can get extra credit for their photography class by actually becoming the camera? Either way, the costume can be found at Instructables and is called the Fully Functional Camera Costume.

Be a Thirst Quencher

You'll never get thirsty with the Box of Wine Costume. Image courtesy of Carlyy at Instructables.

You’ll never get thirsty with the Box of Wine Costume. Image courtesy of Carlyy at Instructables.

At least this wine spigot costume girl never leaves her friends high and dry. On the Instructables page called a Box of Wine Costume, there is an actual contest being held for anyone who makes the costume, takes a picture of themselves, and then posts with comments. Just don’t tell your friends if you want to be the only wine box at the party.

Do you have any unusual costumes you’d like to share? Send your photos and/or instructions of how you did it and I’ll post them – giving you the credit. Thanks!

Part 3: Making Sally’s Dress (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

Sally posed to hold a skull, large flower head, or potion.

Sally posed to hold a skull, large flower head, or potion.

If you made the body, head, and hair from my earlier tutorials Part 1 and Part 2, you’re ready to make the clothing for Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas.

For the dress, decide which color theme you’ll go with. I found several versions – one with a burgundy base, and others using greens and  some with browns and orange tones. It really doesn’t matter which color scheme you go for, but chose ONE. Using too many clashing colors doesn’t work well. Stick with the same tones that compliment each other.

Making the Dress

You’ll need:
2 1/2 – 3 1/2 yards of brown fabric (depends on width)
2-3 yards of main color fabric(for mine I used green)
1 yard blue fabric
2 (1 yard each) complimentary tones fabric
Permanent black marker
Large hot glue gun/glue sticks
Sidewalk chalk and pen
2 safety pins or a couple of straight pins
Tissue paper
Scissors
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