Happy Halloween!

As usual, we dressed up for Halloween today at the library. I decided to be Little Miss Muffet, because I like to do storybook characters and I found a neat spiderweb fabric at Joann when I was figuring out what to be. I also decided that LMM lived in Jane Austen’s time, and that she saw the error of her ways and recognized the merits of the spider.

MsMuffitAnne

I created a representation of a tuffet and put a bowl and spoon for curds and whey on it.

Ms Muffit & Friend

Karl helped me by sewing the spider onto my shoulder before I left for work this morning. Other than the spider (and the bowl and spoon), I made everything in the costume. I thought it might be difficult but creating the bonnet was easier than I expected. I looked at some images of regency era bonnets and then made it up as I went along. I used cardboard to make the back, which I then covered in fabric, and I created the brim from a place mat. A little sewing with a carpet needle and some hot glue gun action later, I had a bonnet!

I do have to say that this costume was much more comfortable than some others I’ve worn, which was nice for wearing all work day. Most people seemed to get it right off the bat, too, so I only had to explain it to a few. All in all, a successful halloween!

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4 thoughts on “Happy Halloween!

  1. Awesome!! Wish I could have worked today to see all of the cool costumes!

  2. There are pics on Flickr (on mine and on the CPL account) – check ’em out and you can email your votes to Kathie for the contest! 🙂

  3. Very cool! It looks great and it’s so impressive that you made it all yourself. I’ll have to hire you in as a costume consultant the next time I’m mangling a pattern. 😉

  4. Thanks! I’ve mangled my fair share of patterns, but this one turned out to be pretty easy. Of course I used the sleeves from one view, and the bodice from the other view, and then didn’t do the overlay on the bodice even though it was in the pattern, but it all came together. 🙂 I hope your little ones had fun for Halloween!

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