Halloween 2011: Costume Ideas, Events, etc.

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  1. Gryffindorian

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    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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    487.
     
  3. Gryffindorian

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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.
     
  4. B.J.

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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.
     
  5. RoJoHen

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    The quality is just fine. I do it with almost every image I post here.
     
  6. Guartho

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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.
     
  7. Gryffindorian

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    Ok, i'll give it a shot on Photobucket.
     
  8. Guartho

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    WARNING: Proud parent excessive photo postings to follow



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    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.




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




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    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.




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




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




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    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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  9. Roger Wilco

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    ^^
    Very cute. :)
     
  10. Gary7

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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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  11. JaxsBrokenHeart

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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.
     
  12. Coloratura

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    Thank you, Guartho, for giving me double secret diabetes.
     
  13. Gryffindorian

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    Nice pics. Guartho, you should dress up a Hogwarts teacher.
     
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  15. Guartho

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    Did you see the video I posted on Facebook?
     
  16. Coloratura

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    No, I haven't. Is this some secret plan to kill me and take my stereo? :p
     
  17. Guartho

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    We probably don't interact on FB enough for it to be in your feed, but if you go to my profile it's the top thing on my wall.
     
  18. Coloratura

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    I'll have to check it out when FB is acting normal. It's being a little strange at the moment for some reason.
    Also, no. You're not getting my stereo.
     
  19. Guartho

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    those are wonderful! making my kids costumes always ended up costing way more than just buying one but was always more satisfying and fun.