Tuesday, October 25, 2011

What I've been doing all month...

Sorry it's been awhile since the last post; I'm pretty sure that October is trying to kill me through sheer exhaustion. In addition to my usual busy work schedule, I've also been preparing for Halloween. At work this means planning and prepping two weeks' worth of craft projects for children of various ages and getting ready for my school's Halloween party which is happening next Saturday.

Outside of work, I've been busy costuming. I had to have two (and a half) costumes ready to wear by last weekend, which meant two weeks of late nights hunched over a sewing machine and iron. But they turned out great and I'm really happy with the now (mostly) finished projects. For myself, I made a Lady Gaga costume. It's a little out-of-character for me, but I wanted to do something fun and recognizable, and I do like her costumes. I made the dress she wears at the beginning of the Telephone video. It's set in a prison, thus the prison stripes.

Lady Gaga, Take 1
For my friend Sarah, I made a Corpse Bride costume (from the movie of the same name by Tim Burton). This costume was so much fun to make! All of the pieces were simple and went together quickly, and we got to do fun stuff like fabric dying and chopping up the edges of the veil and skirt. Not to mention the zombie make-up... 


The pictures are from last weekend's early Halloween/Birthday party, followed by a Halloween-themed concert that I went to. I've been working on a few accessories for Gaga so that she'll look even more awesome next weekend. I am really looking forward to the Halloween festivities, but I have to say a nice lazy Sunday following the party sounds pretty amazing right now too... :)