October, the Month of Marathon Sewing (Halloween Costumes)

Halloween Dress

Claire’s Halloween costume

So this year, Claire and I worked together on her dress. She did most of the piecing and I sewed (I got the boring part). She’s going to be a dragon, so she used mostly shiny fabrics in red and black to suggest dragon scales. She found the wings at a Halloween store in Asheville and we ordered some horns from Amazon which will hopefully be here by next weekend. I want to make a capelet from some black fake fur I have kicking around since we’re getting some chilly weather these days, and some arm-warmers will also help to alleviate that ancient parental worry about pneumonia. Fortunately, arm-warmers are de rigueur these days for correct teenage cool-weather fashion.

The dragon idea is wonderfully fitting; the dragon-lady part of Claire’s personality was so apparent as we worked together on this costume.


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