Saturday, October 31, 2009

Costuming

In college, I made enough costumes that I never really took Halloween too seriously. This year, I decided I'm going to be a little better about my costuming.

After discovering that there is not a single fabric store in the District of Columbia, I got into my ZipCar and drove to Falls Church, Virginia. Falls Church has a Joann's, a Michaels, and an extremely suburban feel that made me feel at home.

I bought a bunch of fabric (on sale, boo-yah!), a pair of fabric scissors and a ton of safety pins. Why safety pins? Well, back in the day, I used sewing machines to keep my costumes together, but as far as I can tell, no one rents sewing machines out here, or anywhere for that matter. After a night of cutting and safety-pinning, I realized that in certain places of my costume, safety pins weren't going to cut it, so I bought some thread and sewed the armpits and shoulders.

I am now the proud owner of an overly-elaborate, yet poorly constructed easter bunny costume! Pictures to come once my friend Caitlin sends them to me.

Update 11.4.2009: Finished (as it'll ever be) bunny costume and Jesus. We share a holiday!