I love Halloween and now that I have kids it is more fun than ever. This year my boys have decided to be Jedi. Specifically, they will be Anakin Skywalker and Obi Wan Kenobi. Most of the components for their costumes were purchased online or pulled out of our toy boxes and dresser drawers.
But for my daughter I decided to go all out and make her a witch costume since this is probably the last year that I'll be able to pick her costume with little or no input from her.
My favorite movie of all time is The Wizard of Oz so when I think "witch" I think Wicked Witch of the West. I wanted my daughter's costume to have lots of the same elements that Margaret Hamilton wore in the MGM film.
The line drawing for Glinda's costume (view B) actually looks like it would make a pretty good witch costume. It has most of the elements for my witch's dress - fitted bodice, long sleeves with a puff shoulder and a long skirt.
Rendered in gloomy fabric instead of pink frothy fabric I think it could work for a witch. However, that neck line was not at all what I wanted. My witch will be much too wicked for a v-neck line. I was looking for something prim but spooky - like the fabulous Miss Wednesday Addams would wear...
She is so scary! I love her. Ok, back to the pattern selection...
Yesterday I dragged my 3 year old son through Joann's to purchase the pattern (thank you Columbus Day $.99 pattern sale) and all the fabrics. I avoided the costum satins and went with a nice black satin from the bridal fabrics line (used a 50% off coupon for that). I found a bolt of crushed organza in orange on the red-tag clearance shelf (50% of the clearance price!). I also picked up a couple of yards of black tulle with spiders and sparkly webs on it (60% right now at my Joann's). For trim I purchased black velvet ribbon. I will be making the size 1 for my daughter. Can't wait to start putting this dress together. Anyone else making Halloween costumes right now?