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Lady Pin Cushion Costume

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Lady Pin Cushion Costume

Me, Lady Pin cusihon, and a dress form at work

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Photo #1 - Me, Lady Pin cusihon, and a dress form at work Photo #2 - Detailed view Photo #3 - Me with some of the other office ladies Photo #4 - My dog, Kaylee, taking a spin in the costume
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Meredith, the 'Lady Pin Cushion' costume creator:

Working in the garment industry, pin cushions and pins are a constant in my daily life. This year I decided to bring the pin cushion to a life-sized form and pay homage to what everyone's grandma has.
The body is built like a hoop sirt but instead in bubble shape with plasitc tubing. I covered the tubing in several layers of batting, and then the fabric. Once the fabric was on I added the tomato details as well as the strawberry - which also doubles as a purse. I attached the ribbom "tape measure" waistband with elastic on the inside for further reinforcement.
The pins were constructed out of styrofoam balls and wooden dowels that I painted. The thimble hat is a spray painted solo cup. The needle staff is a wooden dowel wrapped in tin foil :)
It was a labor of love, and I'm so happy with the way it turned out! Now onto planning next years!

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Rating: 4.6 of 5. Votes: 12

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#1 comment by Miguel November 19, 2014

Love it! Great idea and beautifully done.

#2 comment by Jeanette September 9, 2015

Love this idea. Thank you for sharing it!

#3 comment by Zibler October 20, 2015

Cute as hell!

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