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  • mamt@lrcm.usuhs.mil
    Arrr! I m working on a new pirate coat. Promised myself one for the next annual Pirate Feast in February, then realized that if I finished it in October I
    Message 1 of 8 , Oct 1, 2006
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      Arrr! I'm working on a new pirate coat. Promised myself one for the
      next annual Pirate Feast in February, then realized that if I finished
      it in October I could wear it for Halloween, too. My wife and I (and
      daughter, too) have done 17th and 18th century reenacting long enough
      that we've always had plenty of clothes to choose from for the Feast,
      but I wanted something more piratical this time. It's a black wool
      coat from about 1725 with red cuffs and gold trim and buttons. I'm not
      being perfectly historical about it, for example the trim buttons are
      not period materials. It's a COSTUME coat, not living history
      clothing! Have to make a new shirt, too (white linen), since the old
      one is literally falling apart. I already have red wool breeches,
      white stockings, buckled shoes, choice of waistcoat, big orange sash,
      felt hat, and whatever other doodads I feel like adding. (Weapons, of
      course!) I'll wear it all to work on Halloween, and to my daughter's
      party that evening. The folks that my wife and daughter dance with
      will be doing a costume dance the Sunday before, as well, so I might go
      to that. This new coat isn't really inspired by the new Pirates of the
      Carribean movie--I actually haven't seen it yet, though I WILL!--I just
      know a lot of pirates around here.

      Last year I made a terrific Grim Reaper costume, one of my old
      favorites. Even a big scythe. Hmm, that might be a better option for
      the dance, so folks can dance with Death!

      The wife does a more or less traditional witch most years, and this
      year is making a new hat at least. She wants to do a bit more new
      stuff, but doesn't know if she'll have time. I'm trying to help with
      that, catching some of her chores for her now and then to save her
      time.

      The daughter, age 13, is building a Gelfling costume with much parental
      help, one of the main characters from "The Dark Crystal" (Kira and
      Jen). I think ears are part of the plan, but probably no facial
      prosthetics besides paint and/or makeup. It's quite a production,
      since she's sort of a stickler for details. (I really wanted to do a
      Garthim to with it, but don't have the capabilities to do a huge
      fiberglass crustacean suit, and no place to store it!)

      We're in Maryland, north of DC, by the way. If you Google "Pirate
      Feast Adelphi Mill" you should find a few sites with photos from
      previous years.

      That what you're looking for?

      Matthew/"Mainmast"


      > Posted by: "Cat Devereaux" CatDevereaux@...
      > catdevereaux
      >
      > I need folks to give me a hand. I've got a radio interview to do on
      > Tuesday. I'd like to poll folks. I'm going to ask for replies on line
      > since this group is soooooo quiet right now... and we need to get into the
      > Halloween spirit.
      >
      > What costume/costumes are you and your family going to be wearing this
      > Halloween? Where are you planning on wearing them? Are these new,
      > recycled,
      > or in a moment of weakness (or lack of time) bought? Also, if you will,
      > weigh-in by state.
      >
      > The more info I can get, the better. Tell the country what we're dong.
      > So,
      > lets hear from some of you silent ones out there.
      >
      > Thanks,
      >
      > -Cat-
      > (it's being taped to air in October, will let you guys know when it hits,
      > or
      > the podcast address.)
    • solitus_factum
      though I wanted to do an LOTR dress, I m too poor right now to make one properly! instead I am going as River Tam from the movie serenity (and the show
      Message 2 of 8 , Oct 2, 2006
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        though I wanted to do an LOTR dress, I'm too poor right now to make
        one properly!
        instead I am going as River Tam from the movie serenity (and the show
        firefly....)
        I'm making her dress from the movie with the blue floral chiffon
        overlay, the one at the maidenhead bar where she appears to go
        crazy... fun stuff :)
        oh and I'm from oregon..
        Good luck with your survey!

        >
        > I need folks to give me a hand. I've got a radio interview to do on
        > Tuesday. I'd like to poll folks. I'm going to ask for replies on line
        > since this group is soooooo quiet right now... and we need to get
        into the
        > Halloween spirit.
        >
        > What costume/costumes are you and your family going to be wearing this
        > Halloween? Where are you planning on wearing them? Are these new,
        recycled,
        > or in a moment of weakness (or lack of time) bought? Also, if you will,
        > weigh-in by state.
        >
        > The more info I can get, the better. Tell the country what we're
        dong. So,
        > lets hear from some of you silent ones out there.
        >
        > Thanks,
        >
        > -Cat-
        > (it's being taped to air in October, will let you guys know when it
        hits, or
        > the podcast address.)
        >
        >
        > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        >
      • Kaye Stone
        My 5 year old is going as a hula girl, my 6 month old will be a lady bug, and I will wear my Arwen bridge dress. We are in Texas. [Non-text portions of this
        Message 3 of 8 , Oct 3, 2006
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          My 5 year old is going as a hula girl, my 6 month old will be a lady bug, and I will wear my Arwen bridge dress.

          We are in Texas.

          [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
        • Kimberly
          I m putting together a spring fairy kind of costume complete with hand made transparent bug wings, an excellent emerald-green sparkly asymetrical dress I
          Message 4 of 8 , Oct 3, 2006
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            I'm putting together a "spring fairy" kind of costume complete with
            hand made transparent bug wings, an excellent emerald-green sparkly
            asymetrical dress I found for $6 at Ross Dress for Less, a super long
            coppery wig from International Wigs, and lots of leaves and gems.
            Hubby doesn't feel like doing anything, so he'll go be going as Mister
            Blair again this year.

            We've got a Halloween ceilidh party to go to (in California).
          • jkhalling
            I m doing a witch costume for my 8-year-old and a princess for my 6-year-old. After five straight years of licensed characters, I made them pick something
            Message 5 of 8 , Oct 5, 2006
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              I'm doing a witch costume for my 8-year-old and a princess for my
              6-year-old. After five straight years of licensed characters, I made
              them pick something generic this time.

              I'm finally finishing up the beading on my blue velvet, LOTR-inspired
              gown, so hopefully I'll be wearing that.


              --- In LOTR_Costume@yahoogroups.com, "maethoriel_jasmine"
              <kelli_rn2000@...> wrote:
              >
              > Well Cat here is an over 40 answer. As you know, several of us in the
              > over 40 category drool over Mr. Depp and Mr. Bloom and with the huge
              > success of POTC-DMC...it seems pirates and wenches are the item. I am
              > making a female pirate costume courtesy of the Simplicity pattern
              > 4914, view A to be exact. I can also use this costume for Costume Con
              > in my home town of St. Louis next year. My male friend is doing the
              > guy's counterpart, Capt Jack, sorry forgot the #. Several of my
              > friends are doing the wench or pirate thing with store bought costumes.
              >
              > As to the where....several of us have huge parties, bon fires so there
              > is one every weekend in Oct. starting next weekend. My party is the
              > 28th. Last year I had 87 people in my home! We are also going to the
              > casino in St. Louis and going to the Voodoo Lounge party.
              >
              > There you have an over-40 answer. Who says Halloween is just for the
              > kids. I refuse to grow up!
              >
              > Garo arad vaer,
              >
              > Maethoriel
              >
            • belluthien
              ;D You could have probably guessed it, but this year, I ll dress as Severus Snape, and my Lisa will dress as Hermione, and Philipp, as Harry. I want to get
              Message 6 of 8 , Oct 6, 2006
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                ;D You could have probably guessed it, but this year, I'll dress as
                Severus Snape, and my Lisa will dress as Hermione, and Philipp, as
                Harry. I want to get that picture taken of Snape protecting them
                from the warewolf... :D
                Yvette

                --- In LOTR_Costume@yahoogroups.com, "Cat Devereaux"
                <CatDevereaux@...> wrote:
                >
                > (cross posting from f-costume. If you belong to both lists...
                please reply
                > on f-costume so we don't have two sets of conversations going...
                and on
                > f-costume it's actually on topic. <G>)
                >
                > I need folks to give me a hand. I've got a radio interview to do
                on
                > Tuesday. I'd like to poll folks. I'm going to ask for replies on
                line
                > since this group is soooooo quiet right now... and we need to get
                into the
                > Halloween spirit.
                >
                > What costume/costumes are you and your family going to be wearing
                this
                > Halloween? Where are you planning on wearing them? Are these new,
                recycled,
                > or in a moment of weakness (or lack of time) bought? Also, if you
                will,
                > weigh-in by state.
                >
                > The more info I can get, the better. Tell the country what we're
                dong. So,
                > lets hear from some of you silent ones out there.
                >
                > Thanks,
                >
                > -Cat-
                > (it's being taped to air in October, will let you guys know when
                it hits, or
                > the podcast address.)
                >
                >
                > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
                >
              • Leighann
                My friends are doing a variety. My boyfriend and I are doing a Firefly/Serenity inspired look - him in leather pants, long sleeve brown shirt and a leather
                Message 7 of 8 , Oct 7, 2006
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                  My friends are doing a variety. My boyfriend and I are doing a Firefly/Serenity
                  inspired look - him in leather pants, long sleeve brown shirt and a leather vest
                  with a gunbelt, me in Kaylee overalls and floral shirt with combat boots.
                  One is doing Aeon Flux- tight cat suit look with holes cut out and a
                  mini vinyl vest. Some others are doing a Battlestar Gallatica group look-
                  cargo pants, the gray sleeveless T-shirt, small, racer back tank, combat boots
                  and our own dog tags- made at Pet Smart.
                  Also some others I know are having a "Heaven & Hell" party- lots of good
                  ideas there.
                  Hope this helps give you more "ammo" for the show
                  elfmolester


                  ttfn
                  elfmolester







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