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My current nebulous yet evil plans: costuming Laurel for A-Kon as Coraline. It's probably the last year she'll be small enough to pull it off convincingly (in the book she's an 11-year-old small for her age, but the movie version does not look that old), she's agreed to it, and when else will she wear entire outfits I made? (She grew out of happily wearing whatever I pick out for her a few years ago.)

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auntiesiannan
Feb. 6th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
Then you're gonna wanna check out this!

http://coraline.com/images/sweater_pattern.pdf
oddharmonic
Feb. 6th, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
Already got it, although given my limited knitting skills, I'd be more likely to applique stars on a dark blue sweater we already have.

Right now I am considering the pajamas. Laurel is down with orange polka dots and I have an orange solid I could stamp with fabric paint to make the dots. (I could do a custom print with Spoonflower, but that's pretty spendy for a one-shot costume.) Am a little confused because she has a dressing gown/bathrobe in the book, but that's par for me.

A-Kon is a three-day event so I'm thinking the pajamas for Friday afternoon/evening, maybe the starry sweater outfit for Saturday and the raincoat for Sunday. I already have a pair of yellow wellies that are about her size.
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oddharmonic
Feb. 6th, 2009 03:20 am (UTC)
I'd guess they're 1.5" to 2" (this is based on looking at pictures of the doll), but the dots are maroon and white. I don't mind adding dots with fabric paint since this will be a costume she'll probably wear twice at most. Thanks for the offer, though!
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oddharmonic
Feb. 6th, 2009 04:43 am (UTC)
Mmm, eQuilter. My mom orders from them so often that her billing information is on file there. I have a <1 yd remnant of Basic Polkadots Spots - Pastel in my stash left over from a sundress I made Laurel when she was a toddler.

Sadly, most of my polkadot fabric is white on a solid background; the only other multicolor dots I have are a multisize multicolor on white remnant from making clown costumes and some multicolor on blue (same print as this shift) that I bought just because it was on the dollar-a-yard table. I seem to have a problem with that dollar table, which is also where I found such winners as a cartoony skull fabric -- non-realistic, but also neither pirate nor one of the many awesome Alexander Henry skull prints.

Which reminds me! Kaufman did a dancing skeletons batik line that is OMFG cute. I got a cut of the multicolor skeletons on black for Christmas and can't bring myself to cut into it. I feel like Gollum with his preciousss.

(ETA link to the dancing skeletons fabric.)

Edited at 2009-02-06 04:44 am (UTC)
sandchigger
Feb. 6th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
Will she have large black button eyes?
mynameissnuffy
Feb. 6th, 2009 06:49 pm (UTC)
OMG did you see the video posted on the Craftzine blog about the woman who knitted her tint sweater and mittens? If not, here you go.
mynameissnuffy
Feb. 6th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
*tiny
may_lyn
Feb. 6th, 2009 06:57 pm (UTC)
if you don't post piccies, things won't go well for you! bwahaha!

sounds like a darling idea.
killiara
Feb. 6th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
That'd be pretty cool actually. You have to stop by Artist's Alley and show me how the costume turns out!
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