Friday, October 22, 2010

Squiddy Squid vs. Sharky Shark

(This is a repost of a blog entry I did for the Lill St Textiles blog! Which you should probably read because the faculty members there are all awesome! Anyway- enjoy!)

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Halloween is right around the corner and, it being the high holy days of our home studio (The Burrow), my roommate and I have been hard at work creating our costumes!

I decided to multi-task and also prep for my upcoming Hoodie Class (look for it in the Early Winter schedule- available soon!), so the costumes are based on a basic pattern for a hooded sweatshirt. Loosely based:

Lucy's going to be a squid!


(People seem to really like how it turned out. Check out the squid costume on the web! On BoingBoing, Super Punch, and Lucy's flickr stream.)

I am going to be a Hammerhead Shark! My costume is based on the same sweatshirt pattern: with a few alterations...

Fins!

Oh man- these costumes are so cozy to wear! They're basically a hybrid between comfy sweatshirts and giant stuffed animals!

Sewing is awesome. Are any of you working on stellar halloween costumes? Let's see 'em!

9 comments:

anderin said...

Ah. Maze. Ing!

bookbaker said...

These costumes rock my world. They are amazing! I was waondering what pattern did you use for a base? If I was going to attempt somthing similar would you have any tips? Obviously not a shark or a squid, a differnt creature.

Fiberista Nora said...

@bookbaker The costumes are based on a basic hooded sweatshirt pattern that I derived from a thrift store hoodie! All of the structural details were then sketched out as the pattern was being translated from the garment to the pattern paper. Good luck!

Amanda said...

Hi! I just found this after emailing Lucy about the squid costume I saw in the flickr stream. Amazing work!! My six year old son completely freaked when he saw it and wants me to make the exact same thing. I will give your suggestion a try on recreating a sweatshirt hoody. But until then, may I suggest you make a pattern and sell it on etsy so parents like me can just make it from your genius. So amazing. I tip my tentacle to you!!

Amanda said...

Hi, I hope this is alright. But I ended up making a red squid costume just like yours. I wrote about in on my blog. Thanks for the inspiration, my son absolutely loved his costume.
http://dinnersinthefouronefive.blogspot.com/2011/11/handmade-halloween-squid-edition.html

Benjamin Rumback said...

Here's my effort from this year!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/35765180@N03/6304236379
I'm a big fan of your work and your collaborations in the burrow studio. Thanks for all of the free inspiration! I've been a fan for a long time, and only found out a while back that we are both chicagoans!

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I was wandering what pattern did you use for a base? If I was going to attempt something similar would you have any tips.

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I suggest you make a pattern and sell it on Betsy so parents like me can just make it from your genius. amazing post.

Suzanne said...

Can I buy a shark costume from you?