Friday, October 30, 2009

Other Mother

My Coraline "Other Mother" costume is my favorite costume I've had in awhile.

"There's only one little thing we have to do."
It turned a little steampunk/Edward Scissorhands, but I still kinda love it.
I want to wear this skirt every day.

It doesn't hurt a bit.
Not bad for $20 and a little handsewing. Oh, this is the "before" of the skirt.

Just chopped off the top and turned it into a skirt.

Don't you want to join me?
(thanks to Mr. Gaiman for such a fantastic character!)

22 comments:

Annette said...

Love the costume! I'll have to get creative about mine. Have the face make up ready, just not sure about the cloths to go with it.

regularrumination said...

WHOA! That looks so good!!!!

Barefoot_Mommy said...

That turned out simply AWESOME! as a costume!!! I wish I had thought of it first. LOL

Daphne said...

Thanks! How the heck am I going to get all this dye out of my hair??

Kate said...

I love it! You look amazing! I'd wear the skirt everyday too - it looks great on you!

brideofthebookgod said...

An absolute triumph!!

Daphne said...

Thanks, everyone! I was pretty happy with it. I'm ready to go wash my hair now.

Eva said...

Love it!!! I was wondering what you were going to do about your hair, lol. My sister dyed her platinum blonde hair black to be Pocahontas when she was like 7 and it was grey for a week.

Daphne said...

Yeah, I'm a little worried about it. Oh well.

Lara Starr said...

OMG you rocked that SO HARD!! I'm so glad I just saw the movie!

Simbelmynë said...

That costume rocks! Have you pointed it out to Mr. Gaiman? he has a blog and twitter and who knows what else, I bet he'd love to see it.
http://journal.neilgaiman.com/

Stefanie said...

Daphne, your costume is fantastic! Your hair looks great and I must say your lipstick is perfectly applied. What fun! What did your co-workers think?

Daphne said...

Lara: thanks! I thought the book was much creepier, but the movie was good too.

Simbelmyne: I sent him a message on his website, hopefully he'll have time to pop over here and take a look!

Stef: thanks! (I take pride in my lipstick application!) My co-workers loved it -- those that had seen the movie knew exactly who I was, which was fun. I won second place in our contest -- lost out to "Julia Child" and her rubber chicken. Dang! :)

Allison said...

I am a little late, but I LOVE IT. What a perfect costume! And you executed it so well. Happy Halloween!

AKM said...

Wonderful! How clever.

Anonymous said...

Wow Daphne - this costume is awesome ... you look great!

Cathy

Nymeth said...

I have NO WORDS for how brilliant that is :D :D :D

Anonymous said...

You look amazing.

Daphne said...

thank you, everyone! It was pretty fun to put together and wear. If only I had the perfect black wig and didn't have to spray my hair black...

JP said...

I came from Gaiman's blog.
Congratulations for your classy and truly scary fantasy!

vincenthiekamore said...

Wow, this is amazingly well done.

The eyes are perfectly emotionless.

Nice choice of dress too. The high neck makes you seem really rigid and unattached.

Makeup wise? Perfect. Very pale, and attractive, but somehow cold and distant.

Anonymous said...

Woow! That's awesome! :D