Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween Plans!! You guys'll love this!

Last year I had a blast making (and wearing) my Halloween costume. If you don't recall, I went as Amy Winehouse and had a lot of fun. This year I'm planning on going as Neytiri, the Avatar girl. How much fun will that be?

So I ordered yardage of the Orina Nylon Swimwear fabric from Fabric.com. I am planning on either melding two patterns to make a jumpsuit or making a pant/top combo out of the fabric. I know the combo would be easier and maybe I could wear it for some other occasion (not). The combo would also be easier to alter and change the torso length. Once I cut out the one-piece jumpsuit, I'm stuck with it. I'm planning on making some templates for the stripes and having a friend spray paint stripes on while I'm wearing it. Then I'll make a simple loincloth like above. Then, all I need is a wig. I love wigs! I might even be able to take the Amy wig and braid it and add beads to it. We'll see.

I plan on using Jalie 2215 because I've made it numerous times and the fit is snug for the top and the bottom. Here's one of the versions that I've made. The knit top here is a little loose because it has very little recovery.


I was also a bad girl when I went to Fabric.com. I loved that Slub Rayon Jersey Knit so much that I also bought it in black and grey. Oops!! But I HAD to get up to the free shipping mark of $35. 

11 comments:

samanatha said...

are you seriously going to wear a catsuit like that lady in the pic??

Jane M said...

You will rock that outfit!

Sew4Fun said...

Oh what fun! I can't wait to see how this develops.

Anonymous said...

That's going to be way cool! Can't wait to see it. Just one question? What are you going to use for the tail thingy that they plug into the flying bird things?

KID, MD said...

That is going to be AMAZING!!! If I wasn't 6 months pregnant...
Hah, who am I kidding! It'll look awesome on you though.

Anonymous said...

I vote for the combo, after years of leotard/catsuit-wearing at dance class and a particularly embarrassing childhood incident involving a queue for the bathroom I would never wear one again!!! You'll look fab.

Kristine said...

Love it! You are awesome, and will rock that look. That fabric is really nice to work with, I used it for a swimsuit this summer, you'll be really happy with it!

amber said...

Totally fun!! I can't wait to see the finished look.

Johanna said...

So that slub rayon is worth getting? Have you washed it? Someone on a board said it twisted all out of shape when she washed it. Trying to resist, trying to resist...

David Blaire said...

Oh wow! this is sound interesting to all, thank you for this info, you gave me a lots of idea.

Alisa said...

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