I said the next post would be about my Halloween costume, so here it is!
The robe is made with an altered version of the pattern for Nax's Balem robe. I left out the side-front and side-back seams, curved the hem a bit more, tapered the bottoms of the sleeves, and added dagging all around.
|The dagging is small at the top and gradually gets bigger towards the bottom.|
|Trimming around the edges before turning them inside out.|
|It took FOREVER! It also wrinkles quite easily.|
|They're wrinkled in this picture so it's hard to see, but this edge is definitely wonky in places.|
The mask base is cardboard held together with masking tape. I made the horns by cutting 2 spirals out of cardboard and taping a lot of wadded up brown pattern paper to either side. The whole thing is covered in a lot of cheap paper towel and Elmer's art paste. The texture on the horns was made by twisting a length of paper towel around and around the whole thing, while gooping it in place with the art paste.
|The mask last year.|
|Just one seam, because I left the bottom edge and eyeholes unfinished. Terrible!|
For the 2 weeks previous I had been trying to process the fact that I only have 1 aunt now instead of 2, and sewing difficult & tedious edges was a nice alternative to thinking about that.