Wednesday, October 28, 2009

My First Wedding Dress

For those of you that have never seen or even heard of Tim Burton's "Corpse Bride", we recommend you see it! We all quite like this movie, and none more than Elyette.Since first seeing this film in April when we borrowed from the library, Elyette has wanted to be the Corpse Bride for Halloween. I kid you not, she has not deterred from this, despite all other suggestions. So from thus was born one of the most "interesting" (for lack of a better word) and in many ways most challenging items I have created yet. Mostly due to the fact that I had a 3 year old peering over my shoulder making commentary like "mom, that's not how it goes" pretty much the entire time I was making it. Not to mention I've never had to 2 tone fabric or make exposed ribs on a dress before.Elyette of course studied every aspect of this character and if you know Elyette you can imagine the HIGH expectation I was under. I do have to share one crisis moment too. When the dress was near done, Elyette looked in the mirror, looked at the movie cover, then back in the mirror and proclaimed "MOM, the ribs are on the WRONG side!". Oh no they are not, I studied this thing too! I ran over and quickly showed her the movie cover in the mirror so she'd understand it was her reflection, NOT ME, that was making it look wrong :). I even ended up making legging with one blue leg and one skeleton leg- I knew those anatomy classes would serve me well someday.I drew the line, however, at being painted blue with a skeleton arm. All in all, a very fun project.

Given the challenge of Elyette's costume, we kept it simple for Jack (since he doesn't make requests just yet):HAHA, Kidding!!! (Disclaimer: Daddy was the one that assisted with this, Elyette and I were not even home). I did make something slightly more manly, but what can I say, he likes dresses :)...Guess who?
He's got the "Pizza, Pizza" down well. And to his manly-hood (is that even a word?) he wouldn't stop using his pizza staff as a weapon at the Trunk or Treat these costumes debuted at.

So serious :)


Emily Conkey said...

I just watched the corpse bride and I must say, I am super impressed with your recreation! Elyette looks fabulous and I love the ribs! You are a seamstress extraordinaire! Way to go!

Heather said...

Matt and I thought that movie was terribly boring. Your remake of the bride is amazing though. You are so talented! And I love Jack's costume!

Heindogs said...

Meg, you are amazing!!!! Those costumes are so cute, and so are the kids in them!

Marissa Stam said...

You did such a good and creative job! I love it, and i still think it is so funny that Elyette wanted to be that. haha :) did you use fabric paint and just brushed it on for the two tone?Great great GREAT job! What are you going to be?

angie said...

they turned out great!!

we miss you!!