This is a followup to the last Dolloween post, where I mentioned taking one of my doll friends -- my very first, and certainly not last, Monster High doll -- to a Halloween party. Here's the doll, and here's what she wore.
The character Lagoona Blue is supposed to be the daughter of sea monsters, so a mermaid costume was perfect for her. I cut a tail shape out of felt, cut another one for the back and added a slit for velcro, sewed the pieces together by machine, and painted the finished tail verrry lightly with sparkly fabric paint.
I didn't make a top, so I just used a ribbon. I still haven't added that velcro. I wanted to sew on some sequins, but I didn't want the doll's little feet to catch on all those stitches, so I went with plain sparkly. One of these days, I'll get the hang of embellishing clothing, which is not as straightforward as jewelry.
(And I won't use glue, because glue and I are not friends.)
Anyhoo! She couldn't go trick-or-treating without something to put her candy in. I had a bunch of miniature Halloween pumpkins I'd bought years ago, so I dug one out of the closet. And sure enough, she even got some candy to put in it!
She was very happy. Um. Until we got home, and I ate it.
("Ahem. Bucket's still empty.")
Now that Halloween and Dolloween are over, she's out of her costume and into a dress I made. I may have to show the outfit off at some point, because she looks really cute. The hand-painted fabric has an oceany feel to it, and it's going to look perfect with the tiny seashell pendant I found.
The pendant makes me think of the seashell sequins (try saying that five times fast) I bought last year and all the fun things I could make with them. Which leads me to the question... what should I make for the girls for the wintery holidays?
If you have any ideas, let me know. You're all fantastically creative people, and I'd love your input! So would the dolls. Sequintastic Ken keeps saying he wants a fake mustache and a red Ferrari, but we're ignoring him.
Sarah J. Sequins