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Eleven - Stranger Things Costume

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Eleven - Stranger Things Costume

Eleven - Stranger Things Costume

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Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2017 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Shelly, the 'Eleven - Stranger Things' costume creator:

We all know “Stranger Things” was the binge hit of Netflix last year and those of us who watched it looked forward to Halloween this year when Season 2 would be released. Little did I know how perfectly the timing would work out for me. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in January of 2017. I went through 5 months of chemotherapy and then had a bilateral mastectomy in July. Of course, I lost all of my hair during that time. But it started growing in at the end of summer and I realized in September that it would be the perfect length to be “Eleven” at Halloween time. When you don’t have much hair and no breasts, you make the best of it by dressing up like a pre-pubescent girl with buzzed hair. 😆 I love how it all came together. The dress and socks came together in a package that I ordered online (as much as I love the thrift store hunt for costume pieces, I’m still going through radiation and didn’t have the time or energy for that.) But I was able to find the jacket at the thrift store, and had the shoes at home. Obviously, the Eggo box was simple to find. No joke- dressing up like Eleven was the best I have felt since all of these physical changes have taken place. It was the only time that everything felt “just right” with my look. I loved it!!! And my husband did, too. So he was very willing to snap some good photos of me at the local park. I hope you all love it as much as I enjoyed dressing up as her!!

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#1 comment by Annie November 4, 2017

Go, Shelly!

#2 comment by Theresa Curry November 4, 2017

Wonderful story of faith and courage! I love the sense of humor and fun displayed in the photo.

#3 comment by Jesica Hartman November 4, 2017


#4 comment by Shelly November 4, 2017

How do people vote? Just by commenting?

#5 comment by Jeanette November 4, 2017

Seriously best costume I've seen this year!

#6 comment by Margaret November 4, 2017

Win! Win ! Win! Shelly!!
I vote you for best costume!!!

#7 comment by Sean Dawson November 4, 2017


#8 comment by Keely Jividen November 4, 2017

Shelly ROCKS!!!

#9 comment by Christina Zwisler November 4, 2017

Just love this !! She rocked it ! So hope she wins - she totally deserves it !

#10 comment by Melanie November 4, 2017

I vote for Shelly!

#11 comment by Stephanie Riley November 4, 2017

Love the creative expression of your perserverience to live on despite this attack on your body. You got this girl! So proud of you! #Friends Don't Lie

#12 comment by Anna Saylor November 4, 2017


#13 comment by Heather Hill November 4, 2017


#14 comment by Andie Marx November 4, 2017

Well done! SO glad your cousin Heather Hill shared this on fb. Hope you win!

#15 comment by Starleen Saulsberry November 4, 2017

Love it

#16 comment by Ben Huber November 4, 2017

Looks great!

#17 comment by Emily November 4, 2017

Awesome costume and great story!

#18 comment by Janet November 4, 2017

This made my day! What a fantastic way to turn an unexpected challenge into a positive experience. Sometimes we're our own best therapists!

#19 comment by Stephanie McKay November 4, 2017

Great idea and costume! I love how you really played the character :)

#20 comment by Kari November 4, 2017

We love you Shelly, your strength, courage and continued sense of humor through it all!

#21 comment by Hannah Springer November 4, 2017

Seriously the best costume of 2017! This woman is a superhero and is always positive!

#22 comment by Sara November 4, 2017

I LOVE it! Prayers & happy thoughts sent your way!

#23 comment by Fay November 4, 2017

You look fantastic!

#24 comment by Cindy November 4, 2017

Best Ever !!!!!

#25 comment by Jenn November 4, 2017

2 thumbs up

#26 comment by Trisha November 4, 2017

Exactly what Halloween is all about...getting the right look and feeling great about it!
I'm proud of you, and love how much fun and laughs this brought to you and the fam!

#27 comment by Katie November 4, 2017

So so good!
Shelly is an amazing woman!
So brave to use what she has been dealing with to have some fun!

#28 comment by Heather November 4, 2017

Stranger Things was awesome and the Eleven costume is perfect! Great job!

#29 comment by Caroline November 4, 2017

This is just amazing!!! Eleven for the win!!!

#30 comment by Nikki November 4, 2017

Awesome costume!

#31 comment by Marla November 4, 2017

Eleven, you just rock! Hope I'm not too late!

#32 comment by Sarah November 4, 2017

Awesome costume!

#33 comment by Kathy November 4, 2017

Can't believe how well Shelly pulled this look off. Such a positive soul hidden by the look of her character. Go Shell, you really are courage wrapped up in a fun spirit

#34 comment by Becca November 4, 2017


#35 comment by Omallah November 4, 2017

Love it!!!

#36 comment by Amy November 4, 2017

Shelly has our vote!

#37 comment by Michele November 4, 2017

Keep fighting the fight!

#38 comment by Dolly November 4, 2017

Shelly has the “spirit” to do anything and do it well!

#39 comment by Donna payne November 4, 2017

Thanks for explaining the costume, perfect and I am glad it made you feel good.

#40 comment by Athena Miller November 4, 2017

This is fantastic! Good luck with the rest of your treatment

#41 comment by Neil November 4, 2017

Good job Shelly!

#42 comment by Dayna November 4, 2017

Love it!! You look awesome!!
I'll be thinking of you as well!

#43 comment by Denise O November 4, 2017

I love your faith and courage. This is the best costume ever! I've been laughing for days.

#44 comment by Jane November 4, 2017

Way to go Shelly!

#45 comment by Christine Hurtubise November 5, 2017

Simply the Best. Costume. Ever.

#46 comment by BK November 5, 2017

You kicked butt in handling CA and wearing that costume like it was meant to be!

#47 comment by Dolly November 5, 2017

Trisha has more “spirit” than anyone I know. She is awesome!

#48 comment by alli herren November 6, 2017

Creepy cool! Best costumer ever!

#49 comment by Gary November 7, 2017

What an awesome costume! Best of the year!

#50 comment by Christa Bennett November 7, 2017

Love the costume and the idea! What a way to take something negative and find a positive spin to it. I love your creativity and spirit. Sending lots of prayers for continuous good health and healing.

#51 comment by Mr. Ckean November 7, 2017

Awesome costume! She gets all the candy.

#52 comment by Lesa November 7, 2017

Hands down the best costume I've seen. Fantastic in every way.

#53 comment by Markus Hallvall November 7, 2017


#54 comment by Brad November 7, 2017

Great costume! You're a winnet!

#55 comment by Caine November 7, 2017

Got my vote

#56 comment by Malin November 7, 2017

I love it :-)

#57 comment by Jason November 7, 2017

Wow nice job! For a second i thought that was the actual actress!

#58 comment by Marion November 7, 2017

She's definitely got my vote......AWSOME !!!!!!!

#59 comment by Jason November 7, 2017

Great costume!!!

#60 comment by Shirley November 7, 2017

You rocked it!!!!

#61 comment by Amethyst Wheeler November 8, 2017

Love it! Rooting for you!

#62 comment by Kim November 9, 2017

Great costume!!! Perfect!

#63 comment by Dorothy Caldwell November 11, 2017

Best homemade engenous costume ever! I wouldn't even try to go near your "waffles" with that look!!!

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