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Thursday, October 30, 2008

DIY: Halloween Costume Update


Thankfully, creating the second half of my Halloween Scrabble dress was a lot easier than the first half. I find that's usually true with DIY projects. It takes a little bit to figure out the most efficient and effective way to do something, but once you work out the kinks, it goes much faster.

That's particularly good news for wedding DIY stuff (when you tend to make multiple items--in the double or triple digits!). It usually gets easier as the process progresses.

There were lots of mishaps--of course--including a hole in the middle of one of the squares near the top of the dress because I accidentally snipped it with the pinking shears (not sure how to fix that one--a patch would look so tacky!). Also, it's not evident from the photo because I'm leaning forward a bit, but the dress is way shorter than I anticipated. And I have to wear it to a professional function. Alas.

I made the earrings and necklace by drilling through the tiles with the smallest drill bit possible (an activity I don't recommend! I ruined many of those pesky tiles and really frightened my fingers).

The next step is to make big tiles to glue onto the front of the dress in Scrabble fashion. But I'm not sure what to write. Any ideas?

I'm looking for a crossword style, so I need a short word across my chest, a long word down the dress, and then a short word off one of the bottom letters of the long word. Please help!

(As always, if you have any questions about my DIY stuff, just leave a question in the comments section.)





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13 comments:

Blind, Irish Pirate said...

I'm not a successful Scrabble player, but sticking to your Halloween theme, what about Candy Corn Yum?

That's the only thing i could think of, and yes, that is why I am not successful at Scrabble -- that and I make words up. Like "Fartage".

AmyJean said...

I love that costume. So creative!

Bridechka said...

Really cool creative costume! I am totally in awe of the DIY-ness :)

Melissa said...

That turned out so nice!

Molly Jean said...

awesome! i love this costume!

Kat said...

You are SO DARN CREATIVE! Nice job! (and the dress is so dang cute, I'd be tempted to wear it as part of my everyday wardrobe!)

rksquared said...

Sara, that turned out great! So, your long word would need to be 6 or 7 letters...hmmm, I'll have to think about it and get back if I come up with anything.

sej_50 said...

i may suck at scrabble but i also may try to copy you next year! that is quite possibly the cutest diy halloween costume i have ever seen!

lauren said...

As for the length, what about white leggings with random letters stuck to them...like the letters fell off the board.

kim said...

anyone who is obsessed with winning knows that the triple word score tile (pink one, right?) needs to be exploited. i think that any word with a "j" (eight points) works well. of course, that's easier said than done......... banjo?
sheesh, the letter j is hard to get rid of.

NotQuiteaBride said...

This costume is so great. You are so creative!

Enjoyer of the Journey said...

it looks great! you did an excellent job!!

sonrie said...

I used to have the same shower curtain!

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