Here it is, the promised Epic Halloween Special Special Special Special
Matt and I decided to have complementary costumes (as couples are want to do) and we chose to Steampunk Alice and the Mad Hatter.
Matt had many pieces that just alterations or modifications (lucky bastard) I on the other hand had not much (stockings, goggles, bloomers, and shoes... really can't go out in just those things, it is frowned upon)
And so set about making things.
First! Matt needed a waistcoat and I found some spectacular fabric in my stash and I even had lining fabric on hand. He also needed a cravat, and being the Mad Hatter all his fabrics need to be a bit mismatched but still coordinating, I found some great material in a green that went with the colors of the waistcoat, over coat and pants and cravats are sooooo very easy to make.
Matt got drafted to sew on the many buttons (for both his and my new pieces)
I had to alter a pair of pants Matt has had since his caroling days and I ended up taking 6 inches out of the seat of his pants (can I get a DAYUM!) I also had to alter his coat, which is a piece of shyte work he's had for a good long while and never done anything with because it is a piece of shyte. From a Seamstress' standpoint the work on this thing was so shoddy I'd never let anyone I cared about out the door in it... at least not until I could fix what I could and make it hang right.
The sleeves before looked like this
and now the sleeves after
Here he is in all his Mad Hattery glory
Now onto my all new costume!
I used this pattern as a base
I made a cheaty face petticoat to give my skirt some poof.
surprisingly the bustier did not require boning, I made it tight enough that it stayed put on it's own.
And I love that the coat has functional pockets
and of course I had to have a bag to go along with this, since Matt's costume didn't have any pockets
Hope you enjoyed the Epic Halloween Special Special Special Special
I'll have Spartans for you again next week.
Have a crafty day everyone!