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Harem Girl Halloween costume

Added Nov 20, 2012

by Peter Lappin

New York, United...






This is a harem girl/Scheherazade costume I made for Halloween using OOP McCalls 9559 (the pants) and vintage Forties Advance pattern 4147 (the bodice). Halloween was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy but fortunately my cousin Cathy was willing to model it for me! The costume was inspired by old Forties Arabian Nights movies starring Maria Montez, hence the big shoulder pads and vintage-style metallic leather heels.

More pics on my blog, Male Pattern Boldness, here: http://malepatternboldness.blogspot.com/2012/11/cathy-models-harem-girl-outfit.html

Material Notes

The bodice and pants yoke is made from “nude” power net overlaid with gold mesh. The pants and scarves are all poly chiffon. The turban is a large piece of stretch velvet. The gold beads are old plastic Christmas tree decorations. The bodice is constructed over a beige padded bra. The trim is mainly beaded gimp one would use for drapery. The flowers are from a dollar store on 8th Ave. in the NYC Garment District and I found the tassel tie back at my local flea market. The pearls are from Cartier — just kidding!




Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Chiffon, Other, Velvet

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    Dec 18, 2012, 01.56 AMby wardrobe-cat

    This is a bit fantastic!

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    Nov 26, 2012, 07.44 AMby urbandon

    Cathy is a bit of a stunner in that great outfit!

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    Nov 22, 2012, 12.18 PMby loulourosa

    Wow Matta Hari, fantastic costume :-)

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    Nov 21, 2012, 07.13 AMby Ralf Schmitz

    masterpiece after masterpiece, you stun us away!!! this is just great and you are a lucky man, beeing able to use a supermodel to promod your newes creation! bravo!!!

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      Nov 21, 2012, 12.59 PMby Peter Lappin

      Thanks, Ralf. It’s true: I am so lucky! ;)

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    Nov 20, 2012, 10.49 PMby Gurtlamorous

    love love love :) x

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    Nov 20, 2012, 09.31 PMby Kasiorist

    absolutley fabulous costume! you look great in those heels, too!

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    Nov 20, 2012, 09.19 PMby martinK

    Peter, you are genius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a pitty that we were not able to meet last july in NY. Go on with these beautiful costumes :-) greatings from Rotterdam


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