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Old October 25 2011, 12:01 AM   #61
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Re: Halloween 2011: Costume Ideas, Events, etc.

P.S. I wanted to clarify that I wasn't being a smart ass or sarcastic when I posted the question. If I knew what Chris3123's costume was supposed to be, I wouldn't have brought it up in the first place, and that's just me. Since RoJo mentioned the "sonic screwdriver," I'm assuming that Chris is the new Dr. Who character. I thought it would be better to ask than to make a silly assumption, like saying he's one of the Penn & Teller guys.
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Old October 25 2011, 04:26 AM   #62
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How many other characters have a sonic screwdriver?
I don't know. How many?
487.
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Old October 26 2011, 06:16 PM   #63
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On a related note, does anyone know of a good site/on-line tool I can use to shrink picture sizes? I know we have a limit of 640 x 480 or 80 KB, but when I do that, the picture quality doesn't look so good, so I just post links to my Photobucket page.
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Old October 26 2011, 10:26 PM   #64
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^Photobucket itself can resize your images. Haven't ever used that function though, so I don't know how good the quality is.
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Old October 26 2011, 10:39 PM   #65
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The quality is just fine. I do it with almost every image I post here.
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Old October 26 2011, 10:59 PM   #66
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My daughter will be Hermione Granger. I made a scarf last night and a tie this morning. I'll try to get a picture up tonight.
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Old October 27 2011, 06:39 AM   #67
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Ok, i'll give it a shot on Photobucket.
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Old October 27 2011, 03:59 PM   #68
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WARNING: Proud parent excessive photo postings to follow




Here's what I call stage 1. Really, I'm only making you look at it because it's the only one that shows the whole tie and damn it, it took 5 hours to make.





Stage 2, we add the sweater. You can see scraps of tie and scarf construction all over the background





Stage 3, we add the robe. My mother worked miracles doubling over and temporarily sewing my brother's college graduation gown to make a passable wizard's robe for a 4-year-old.









And finally we add the scarf. The scarf is also my first attempt at using a sewing machine.





The Gryffindor patch is simply printed on photo paper and cut out.





Expelliarmus!

The wand is a stick she picked up in the front yard. I haven't made her wand yet.

So all this work only saved us about 10 bucks over buying the robe-only costume in the store, but I always thought home-made costumes were more special as a kid and I really wanted to make something special and unique for my little girl. She wears it to pre-school today for their costume party. I can't wait.
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Old October 27 2011, 04:10 PM   #69
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Old October 27 2011, 07:52 PM   #70
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^^ Wow, she's a real shoe-in for a Hogwarts apprentice.


Well, anybody into pumpkin carving? There are some pretty outrageously skilled people in that medium... Go HERE.
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Old October 28 2011, 03:47 AM   #71
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Went through some trouble myself, couldn't get the colorful scarf for a Fourth Doctor costume, nor could I find welding goggles for Dr. Horrible. Finally just gave up and picked up some suspenders to go as Mal Reynolds. Probably won't get a holster in time, but other than that it looks good.
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Thank you, Guartho, for giving me double secret diabetes.
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Old October 28 2011, 06:35 AM   #73
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Nice pics. Guartho, you should dress up a Hogwarts teacher.
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Old October 28 2011, 05:02 PM   #74
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Old October 28 2011, 05:09 PM   #75
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Thank you, Guartho, for giving me double secret diabetes.
Did you see the video I posted on Facebook?
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