Deadly Masquerade Costume
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Deadly Masquerade Full Costume
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This homemade costume for women entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Desiree, the 'Deadly Masquerade' costume creator:
I am wearing this handmade costume, called Deadly Masquerade. Yes, I had the notion that I wanted to make my own costume this year using a pattern I bought for 99 cents at the fabric store, my sewing machine, recycled curtains I bought for $5 at the thrift store, and furniture fabric from the $2 a yard fabric store. The idead for this costume came to me as I was perusing through the pattern cataglogs about two years ago, I thought why not make this dress one day for Halloween or some kind of historical reenactment event? I never thought this costume was going to be completed, simply because it's been a while since I've sewed and I had limited time to sew it just in case I needed to make adjustments to the costume in case it didn't fit me. Unfortunately, after days of working on the costume and finally finishing it, I asked my mother to zip me into the dress and to my dismay, the zipper stopped zipping halfway up my back! I simply thought, oh no, this is nuts! After a few minutes of zonig out out of complete mental anguish, I decided to store the costume in my closet in a bag for safe keeping until Halloween.
Luckily, this past Halloween night, after a month of storing my costume in the closet, I tried on Deadly Masquerade and the zipper closed! I was relieved that it fit and I could surpise family and friends with the costume. In preparation for Halloween night, I did my own skeleton make-up, which was inspired by a picture I had seen on-line and the Mexican folk figure of La Catrina. I used black and white face make-up on my face and neck, as well as, a little dab of face glitter on my eyelids. I also did my own hair, which was inspired by the 1940s hairstlyes. SinceI had to work Halloween night at the public library in our city and we had a haunted house, I was able to scare our library patrons wearing my full costume on as I had hoped in the spirit of the holiday! When I got home to finally spend time with family on Halloween night, I was able to fully enjoy the costume I made while trick or treating and celebrating the spooky festivities in frightful style and fun!