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 Post subject: Re: WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN 2012
 Post Posted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 7:02 am 
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jadewik wrote:
Wheeeeeeee!

Just bought fabric for the majority of my 2012 costume this weekend! Yays! I did find a pattern for cheap-- it's not a 1920's or 1930's, but a 40's pattern. http://www.simplicity.com/p-1976-misses-plus-size-sportswear.aspx

So, we'll do sorta a gangster/PI type dealie-o.... Bwahaha! It's gonna be awesome!


What a cool idea! Love the pattern!


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 Post subject: Re: WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN 2012
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:14 am 
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I wanna try to make Altair robes from Assassins Creed by myself. Any advice on that will save a lot of time, effort, nerves, money of mine. and of course, if I succeed, I'll post a pic of me being an assassin lol :D


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 Post subject: Re: WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN 2012
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:38 pm 
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Horror wrote:
I wanna try to make Altair robes from Assassins Creed by myself. Any advice on that will save a lot of time, effort, nerves, money of mine. and of course, if I succeed, I'll post a pic of me being an assassin lol :D


If I were you, I'd check out cosplay websites-- I found a forum that seemed to have some good resources and pretty neat-o designs here:
http://www.cosplay.com/forumdisplay.php?f=217

This thread in particular seems to have some good links for tips:
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=259294

For those unfamiliar with the term "cosplay"-- it's where people try to make accurate costumes for characters from their favorite media. There's a HUGE competition at San Diego International Comic Convention (SDICC) every year... and some impressive costumes that are the result of that competition. I only know about cosplay because I follow an artist/animator, Aimee Major Steinberger, who is heavily into cosplay and I love her costumes-- she recently did a Rapunzel (from Tangled) costume that's gorgeous. Her cosplay group has won several awards at SDICC.

While such an event does sound like a geek-fest, it's actually media of all sorts that are covered at the convention-- from famous authors, artists, TV stars, movie stars. They show previews of what's coming out before that information is released to the public. They also have workshops, where you can get tips on writing or drawing. You can get autographs from favorite stars. Yadda Yadda. I went in 2006 and had a lot of fun.


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 Post subject: Re: WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN 2012
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:19 pm 
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Probably Nostradamus because it's 2012.

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 Post subject: Re: WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN 2012
 Post Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:52 pm 
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Comic-Con is actually pretty well known, Jadewik. I mean, I've heard about it many times. I guess people who keep up with pop culture know about it. I had heard about the costumes, but I didn't know there was a competition, and I'd never heard that term "cosplay." Those links do offer a wealth of info.

I have no idea yet what I might wish to be for Halloween 2012.


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 Post subject: Re: WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN 2012
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:08 pm 
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Heck, the Comic-con masquerade is an excellent place to see unusual and elaborate costumes. The trick is... getting in. Every year the convention gets more crowded and there's only so much room in the ballroom. They do set up video screens in the sail pavilion though. I've attended but have been unable to get any decent pictures because of no flash photography. I have been able to get pictures of some good costumes while walking the floor. I'll post some in the Comic-con thread.


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 Post subject: Re: WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN 2012
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:59 pm 
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OK. I really need to start working on a costume like this...

http://io9.com/5888120/this-t+rex-skeleton-costume-is-absolutely-insane

Nah... too lazy.


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 Post subject: Re: WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN 2012
 Post Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:02 am 
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jadewik wrote:
Horror wrote:
I wanna try to make Altair robes from Assassins Creed by myself. Any advice on that will save a lot of time, effort, nerves, money of mine. and of course, if I succeed, I'll post a pic of me being an assassin lol :D


If I were you, I'd check out cosplay websites-- I found a forum that seemed to have some good resources and pretty neat-o designs here:
http://www.cosplay.com/forumdisplay.php?f=217

This thread in particular seems to have some good links for tips:
http://www.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=259294

For those unfamiliar with the term "cosplay"-- it's where people try to make accurate costumes for characters from their favorite media. There's a HUGE competition at San Diego International Comic Convention (SDICC) every year... and some impressive costumes that are the result of that competition. I only know about cosplay because I follow an artist/animator, Aimee Major Steinberger, who is heavily into cosplay and I love her costumes-- she recently did a Rapunzel (from Tangled) costume that's gorgeous. Her cosplay group has won several awards at SDICC.

While such an event does sound like a geek-fest, it's actually media of all sorts that are covered at the convention-- from famous authors, artists, TV stars, movie stars. They show previews of what's coming out before that information is released to the public. They also have workshops, where you can get tips on writing or drawing. You can get autographs from favorite stars. Yadda Yadda. I went in 2006 and had a lot of fun.

Thanks a lot. You`ve made my holiday :D


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 Post subject: Re: WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN 2012
 Post Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:45 pm 
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Horror wrote:
Thanks a lot. You`ve made my holiday :D


Fantastic! If you can, I'd love to see photos of your costume as you work on it and I absolutely would LOVE to see the finished costume. =)


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 Post subject: Re: WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN 2012
 Post Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:41 pm 
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I don't know really. I have everything except a good mask and hat for a witch, I just kind of hate wearing sweaty masks. Might just buy a hat and paint my face green. Something simple since I'm going to be a lot broker this year.

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 Post subject: Re: WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN 2012
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 5:23 am 
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I haven't worn a mask since I was a kid. I dislike them--too hot, as you say. I much prefer make-up. There's so much you can do with it.


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 Post subject: Re: WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN 2012
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:03 am 
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I'm thinking day of the dead costume maybe? What do you think?

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 Post subject: Re: WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN 2012
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:16 am 
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witchy wrote:
I'm thinking day of the dead costume maybe? What do you think?


I like it :)

I think I'm just going to do what I did last year--Skeleton bones shirt and skeleton bones arm warmers. I'm hoping my niece will go as a skeleton too. Between that and my sister and neighbors dogs being in skeleton costumes, I think we can have a proper gang :lol:

I don't really dress up much since I'll be focused on the yard haunt. I may accompany the little one around the block though.


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 Post subject: Re: WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN 2012
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:24 am 
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Pumpkin56 wrote:
witchy wrote:
I'm thinking day of the dead costume maybe? What do you think?


I like it :)

I think I'm just going to do what I did last year--Skeleton bones shirt and skeleton bones arm warmers. I'm hoping my niece will go as a skeleton too. Between that and my sister and neighbors dogs being in skeleton costumes, I think we can have a proper gang :lol:

I don't really dress up much since I'll be focused on the yard haunt. I may accompany the little one around the block though.

HEY PUMPKIN56,I DID THE SKELETON LAST YEAR,ITS REALLY COOL 8)


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 Post subject: Re: WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO BE FOR HALLOWEEN 2012
 Post Posted: Fri May 04, 2012 8:46 am 
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I was thinking something like this:


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Or this:


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