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Funny Halloween costume ideas

Hello, it looks like I’ve finally got everything blog put back together (for the most part) thank goodness! I’ll share a few more costumes I’ve made in years past and show off a few funny Halloween costume ideas- a pineapple and garden gnomes tomorrow. It turns out no one wanted to be a Christmas tree after all… I’m trying not to take it personally.
The fish taco, probably the biggest hit over the years and partially because it’s so transferable. I think this costume has been worn by a friend or family member every year since it’s creation. It’s made with 1/2″ thick (for the fish head) and 1″ thick foam for the tortilla, cotton fabric, craft paint (for the fish head and tortilla) and felt for the lettuce, tomatoes, cheese and fish tail.

Marie Antoinette costume- I didn’t make this dress, just altered it with details and I made the pannier hoop for underneath- admittedly not the best hoop I’ve ever made. Pannier style, exaggerated side hoops as was in fashion and court dress in 1750-1795, kinda tough to engineer. Made with foam, hanger wires bent to the right shape and wide ribbon to tie it on. The hard wire lines were still slightly visible in the end, I needed more foam and fabric covering the hoop. Oh, and thank goodness for wigs!

Henry (our young neighbor) as a housewife- making good use of his curly locks. Thanks goodness for little ones who allow their mom dress them up as housewives!

Policeman taking a break with a box of donuts… priceless really.

Once again… couldn’t help myself! An because I love fish tacos so much, I really might like to marry one.


  1. kalamitykelli

    October 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I love these! had no problem seeing it! I’ll email…

  2. NoelleOlpin

    October 31, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Thanks! What a crazy kerfuffle I’ve gotten myself into, stuck in the no-man’s- land between and!

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