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Halloween is about two weeks away (gasp!). Are you dressing up for this night of ghoulish delight? If you need a some inspiration for DIY costumes, you’ve come to the right place!

Old Spice Guy: Jochen pants in white fabric, bare chest, preppy sweater, and horse. We recommend this costume for warm weather climates only!

50’s Poodle Skirt: Linda circle skirt with poodle dog appliques. Try it in the classic felt version or the satin version pictured here.

Sherlock Holmes: Lindsey cape, magnifying glass, pipe, mustache, and matching tweed cap.

Betty Draper: Madison dress, sleek up do, LOTS of eyeliner, and red lips.

Enid from Ghost World: Megan skort, little brother/son’s t shirt, thick rimed glasses, and black wig.

Princess Leia: Long dress with bat sleeves, tall white boots, those famous hair buns!

Dorothy: Sabrina jumper dress, straw basket, pigtails, and don’t forget your little doggy too!

Weezer: Andrew cardigan, osman tie, parted hair. All ingredients x 4.


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    Aug 12, 2011, 03.54 PMby sugabarrett

    My daughter wants me to make her a renaissance dress… I’m thinking I should dress the whole family in old-fashioned costumes!

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    Jun 20, 2011, 01.19 PMby Carl Pearson

    hahaha really funny costumes!

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    Oct 28, 2010, 05.28 PMby jenny fenton

    Ich denke,das ist wirklich sehr interessantElefant Kostüm

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    Oct 26, 2010, 08.31 PMby nehmah

    Not this year for Grandma Nehmah. I’m making a “Proper Princess gown, Grandma. No Disney princess, please!” for one. The other wants a Snow White that she saw in an old fairytale book. Sooo…. Nehmah BTW, final fitting tonight. Crossed fingers. N

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    Oct 26, 2010, 07.35 PMby malenkia

    This year our party is Vegas themed, so my husband and I are going as Tony and Lola from the Copacabana song. I’m going to be a washed up, drunk showgirl an he’s going to have a bullet hole scar on his head while he mixes drinks. LOL

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    Oct 21, 2010, 03.50 AMby sunnydays212003

    These are really great ideas! This year I’m going as the red queen from alice in wonderland :)

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    Oct 20, 2010, 02.53 PMby elizabeth-of-online-fabric-store

    Great costume ideas for adults. I blogged about simple kids’ costumes earlier this month but nothing this creative.

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    Oct 20, 2010, 08.52 AMby muriana

    I love the poodle skirt, i think I’m going to reuse some of my old stuff, but since i just coloured my hair blue/green ish i really don’t know yet, maybe i’m going to use that for something. But I’m probably going ash some steampunk, pirate little red riding hood thing.

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    Oct 20, 2010, 01.31 AMby claudmndz

    This year i want to be a malt shop waitress complete with skates but i cant find the Roller skate :( but im still gonna make it lol i love the 50’s and 60’s or anything vintage….. yea i love you too grandma _ lol

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    Oct 19, 2010, 11.22 PMby Jacqui Dielwart

    This year I’m having a Halloween dinner sort of thing so i wanted a costume I could relax in, so I’ve decided to go with a Catrina from the Day of the Dead celebrations. I’m very excited to paint my face like a sugar skull.

    I love the Princess Leia costume btw and am so going to make that Dorothy dress just so I can wear it for summer.

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    Oct 19, 2010, 09.13 PMby Laura Macfehin

    I’m making myself a waitress outfit of the diner variety because our party theme is ‘blood diner’ this year (my husband gets to be a short order cook). One thing I don’t have a clue how to do is the hats both those folk wore… you know, in old films the waitresses often have funny frilled sort of headpieces on, and the cook has a sort of soda jerk type white hat? Any one ever come across a how to or pattern for that sort of thing I would love them for a million years!!! Awesome post btw!!

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    Oct 19, 2010, 06.25 PMby sunnyb64

    Love this post— especially since it looks like I may have a total of 3 costume parties in the next couple of weeks, with all different themes! (Though I’m not sure if one of them actually has a theme yet…depending on how things go, I was strongly considering trying to throw together a Princess Leia costume, so this is a rather timely post too!)

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    Oct 19, 2010, 04.04 AMby strawberry-chibi

    Oooh I have a 50s Sock hop coming up, going with the poodle skirt ;)

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    Oct 18, 2010, 04.48 PMby heidilea

    If I have time, I’m using my copy of the 1924/5 One Hour Dress to make a flapper costume.

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