Red Echo

October 21, 2008

Beginning of halloween costume

Amare gave me a yard of some kind of scrubby mop fabric a year or so back, and I’ve been saving it for a project just such as this. The fabric pieces are backed by heavy PVC, which gives them shape without making them rigid, and lined with terrycloth. It’s hard to make out the top bit in this photo, but it’s a head-piece, sort of a crest, made of a couple crescent-shaped pieces of PVC stitched together like leather.

The costume doesn’t exactly represent anything specific, but the Hive Mind party theme this year is “Muppet Inferno,” and I’m imagining this outfit as a kind of antarctic gorilla ice warrior character. I’m not quite sure where it’s going next, but my best guess is that it will involve a blue and white lycra bodysuit. I also intend to make similar semi-rigid pieces for foot and hand covers.


  1. When I see that fuzz, a Napoleon outfit immediately comes to mind. Put some royal blue under that for the officer’s jacket, and a big honking black hat with the frill on top. ;-)

    Comment by Aaron Ballman — October 22, 2008 @ 12:11 pm

  2. I am really intersted and excited to see the finished product!

    Comment by Joanna — October 22, 2008 @ 2:21 pm