Jilted Brides make my Halloween
|The final product–but she has windblown hair
need to put a clip in that
|The mask- 4 bucks at Goodwill. Looks like Michael Jackson
met up with the joker. Looks like a jilted bride to me
Nothing like writing an entire blog, just to have it lost upon saving. The upside is the mind-popping, blood-vessel bursting anger can now be focused in to an infinitely shorter blog (past readers know I feel of the 5-paragraph-limit ages ago. Maybe this will put me back into recovery. dare to dream).
|Step 1- wrap the cotton with
clear tape. Attach the
mask to ensure it fits.
The backstory. I have halloween envy. It’s all my cousin Nancy’s fault. She’s a spooky-time goddess who happens to sew better than anyone I know, and that’s saying something (ok, maybe she is on par with my aunts, but I don’t think they’ve made a 9 foot witch). Hence, the envy.
|Step 2-attach the $4.95 wig,
also courtesy of Goodwill
“Go to Fabricland–” Nance starts.
“Full stop,” I interrupt, reminding her Rog sews a hemline better than I do. Nance regroups.
“OK. Right. Go to Goodwill and pick up the witches costume, a wig, some PVC tubing and you’re on your way.”
|Couldn’t help myself. It
looked like a size 6, so
I put it on, feeling sort of
gross, like an interloper
on someone’s day of
happiness gone awry
Later that day, I show up, nary a witches costume in site, but a lovely, armpit stained bridal dress with a three foot rain for the bargain basement price of $19.95. I’m in love all over again, ready to don garters and pumps.
I go home, grab Rog’s disgusting mop, some tape, spraypaint, a few hangers and I’m ready to rock. Here goes the pics. (see, I almost made the 5 paragraphs. We should all thank the buggy-save feature on blogspot).
|Step 3- attach the hangers
to the clear tape.
|Step 4- attach the bra and undershirt|
|Step 4- I had to McGyver and use a safety pin,
no bubble gum.
|This is right before the paint.|
|Step 5- use the primer|
|Step 6- add the reds and the grey|