belated Halloween report
November 7, 2014
One of my jobs as Bohemian aunt is to design and make Halloween costumes for niece Emmy. This year’s challenge: a toddler-appropriate Wonder Woman outfit. Voila:
Isn’t she a hoot? She chose the pink cowboy boots herself, and I think they’re perfect.
So when I talked on the phone with Emmy about her costume (she was very excited about getting a costume), she asked me what I was going to be for Halloween. I told her I had a ballgown I would be wearing to a masquerade. She demanded pictures. This is what I sent her:
I love this one because I didn’t have to make a single new thing. I pulled everything out of my closet: my Elizabethan corset that I made forever ago, the cartridge-pleated skirt I got at an SCA rummage sale a while back, a scrap of pink tulle I had in my stash. I designed the whole thing around the headdress, which I hardly ever get to wear: it was made by Judith Rauchfuss of Leopards Leap. She makes the most amazing wonderful creations, and I’m so pleased to have a piece of hers that she made just for me. She has an etsy store and a website.
And I believe a good time was had by all.