I was never really gone…

February 24, 2010 at 11:18 pm Leave a comment

So obviously I have broken some previous promises of more posting and even forgotten to follow up my last post with pictures of the Halloween costume I was so diligently working on.  I choose to blame it sewing overload and an all-encompasing addiction to crappy reality tv.  So without further ado, my totally handmade Princess Peach costume!

What, you were expecting some more adult?  Obviously you don’t know me very well. 🙂

I made this dress using Simplicity pattern 2813, and cut out the Cinderella pattern.  I raised the neckline and added a ruffled collar in dark pink and a matching dark pink band at the hem.  I added storebought elbow-length gloves and a hoop skirt to give the dress just the right amount of princess pouf – the pouf is very important to those that don’t know.  The jewel is made from turquoise and gold modeling clay with two pin backs to prevent it from being weighed down and the earrings are made from the same turquoise modeling clay rolled into balls with flat posts glued to the back.  The crown is just a heavy weight card stock spray painted gold with red and blue plastic gems glued on.  I used my crop-a-dile to attach an eyelet to either side of the crown so that I could use bobby pins to hold the crown to the wig.  All-in-all I think I did a pretty good job for my first hand-made Halloween costume, and I give myself extra props for the Mario influence and authenticity – I studied lots of Peach gameshots to get this one right!  It did take a little longer than I originally thought it would, but the end result was worth it – I can’t wait for next year!  Oh, and mad props to the husband, who makes a mean Mario!

He really is a good sport, don’t you think?

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