Tuesday, November 18, 2008

C'est L'Halloween!

Well, it was two and a half weeks ago anyway. What? I'm busy!
I've gone from zero to sixty this year in the costume production department. Buddy Systems hosted what may be the first annual Halloween Buddy Ball so there was no way my Kroquasian costume could make a repeat performance. So...I'd like to introduce you to....Squirrelly Temple!

A bit high-concept? Perhaps. Eerily close to a furry outfit? Most definitely. But the costume was a ton of fun to make and even more fun to wear.

The dress was from an actual pattern (I'm sorry I don't know what!) that I shortened A LOT and widened the boob ties. I whipped up a matching pair of puffy underpants/diaper cover (no, there was no diaper). The tail has some big ass heavy duty armature wire inside along with some fiber-fil. The wire is JB Quiked into a piece of 2x4 which is screwed to a nylon work belt from the hardware store. It was surprisingly not uncomfortable yet not surprisingly awesome to wear. And of course, the icing on the cake was a pair of tap shoes, ordered off Ebay, originally sent as two left shoes, I kid you not.

Some other notables:

Harv (as a Green Bay Packer) and I.

Imposter Harv (our friend Ethan) and genuine Harv.

And last but so far from least, the masterpiece known as Sexy Stay Puft.

More Buddy Ball pictures here.


  1. Whoa!
    I am completely blown-off course. I came in my usual capacity... to vote fro Harv, which I now realize is an auto-response to opening my computer in the morning. But what's this? Squirrelly Temple! The Packer! The Imposter and Sexy Stay Puft! You've brought back Halloween, in all its glory + more. This is awesome!

  2. Hi Liz...It is my first time at your Blog...I live in Tenerife(Canary Island, Spain) and i use to say hi!when a discober a Blog that I like(sorry for my english, its not my language..)
    I like your photos and the work you do with fabrics...keep on..and see you next time!