Week 24: Happy Halloween!!!

Oct 31, 2011 | 113 Comments

Happy Halloween!!  My favorite skull friend has returned again this season!

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!!!

My Halloween-ing consisted of getting to check out an exhibit at LACMA featuring a collection of Tim Burton’s personal drawings, notes, cartoons, movie memorabilia, and costumes from his films.  I’ll be at home tonight handing out Scooby-Doo lollipops, though, so fill me in on your fun Halloween-ing activities!

Tim Burton!!

Tim Burton!!

Unfortunately they wouldn’t allow photos, but the real hand of scissors from Edward Scissorhands was there, a progression of eyeballs from Large Marge in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, as well as Michael Keaton’s sleeves from Beetlejuice.  I was in heaven – he’s one of my favorites and it was really cool to see sketches of his characters in the early stages of creation.

Speaking of creations…

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Week 25: Halloween Costume!

Oct 28, 2011 | 16 Comments

This year, I had some early Halloween plans – a taping of Ellen DeGeneres’s Halloween episode!  These were last minute tickets, so a last minute costume had to be procured.  Per the ticket description, a pair of cat ears was not going to cut it.

Ellen!

Ellen!

I began to think and started to jot down some ideas and then it came to me.  I’m pretty excited about this idea… something totally fun, but most importantly easy!!

First part of the costume – a chef’s coat and hat.

Chefs Coat!!

Chefs Coat!! Got it at Braun Linen

I ran to a local restaurant supply store and got jacket on clearance for $5 and a chef’s hat for $5 as well.  If I still worked at that restaurant I worked at years ago…I would have had to borrow!

Next part of the costume…

Swedish Fish!!

Swedish Fish!!

Get it??  I’m a crazy Muppets fan too, so this costume is gonna rock. Borg, borg, borg…here I come!!

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Week 25: Halloween Update!

Oct 27, 2011 | 3 Comments
Halloween Outfits!!

Halloween Outfits!! (Courtesy of artdecoblog.blogspot.com)

Some fun H’ween goodies are getting prepared…

It’s nothing to worry about or be scared!

Stay tuned for a themey post later today.

Costumes and candy and nails, O-K?

I promise it will not cause you a fright,

But it will definitely be a sight!

-Monster Marisa Mash

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Week 25: Jean-Marie

Oct 25, 2011 | 24 Comments

I got this super-fabulous dress sent to me from Jean-Marie (I was almost ready to write Jean-Marisa because of habit!) in Connecticut.

Week 25: Jean-Marie - Before

Week 25: Jean-Marie - Before

“I was at an estate sale a few weeks ago and bought a lot of upholstery from the seller.  I brought home two bags full and this dress was stuck in the mix.  Since it’s not my size, I thought it could work on you.  You might hate it, but I thought it would be worth a try.  Hope you use it! JM”

This piece brought a smile when I opened the envelope – it had a 60s feel, because of the awesome neck, and was yellow and happy.  There’s a lot going on – the print is bold – but I have a kitschy event that this will work perfectly for, so the adjustments will be easy.

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Week 25: Lucia’s NDAD Creation

Oct 23, 2011 | 28 Comments

Today’s remake is from Lucia in Arkansas!

“Here is probably my favorite project I’ve done in the past few months.  I found an amazing zippered house coat, satin with this great leopard print.  There is a cherry blossom design over the leopard print, it really is pretty.

Lucia - Before

Lucia - Before

Let’s see what Lucia does with this housecoat!!  I love me some satin!

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