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Inspiration: Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

It’s almost Halloween!  My favorite holiday of the year.   (Sure, I say that about almost all holidays, but still!  You get to dress up in silly costumes, decorate your house with creepy-crawlies, and give candy to random strangers.  What’s not to love?)

If you (or your kids) are dressing up, you probably already have your costumes planned out.  (I’m being Harry Potter for Halloween…  after all, I have short, unruly hair, glasses, and a mysterious scar on my forehead (not really, but a girl can dream).  And it gives me an excuse to run around with a magic wand.)  But, if you’re still looking for some costume ideas, I’ve got a few super-cute knitting projects for you.

Maybe your kid is a sweetheart who can take care of herself in a fight?

To Grandma’s House by Melissa Schaschwary

cobo_medium2[1]Or maybe she is just a big cuddly teddy bear?

Baylie Bear Cowl by Heidi May

DSC_0177_medium2[1]Is she an beach enthusiast (who’s not super into being able to walk around)?

Mermaid Costume by Courtney Wiche

DSC_0090_medium2[1]Or, does she have her sights set on ruling the kingdom (or, rather, queendom)?

Circlet by Dani Sunshine


Yoshi at PAX

Remember Yoshi’s Wooly World?

yoshiwoollyworld[1]The game still isn’t out yet, but that doesn’t mean that Yoshi doesn’t have fans yet.

thCADYLBZRI mean, look at him!  He’s so cozy and cute!

On Saturday at PAX (the annual game convention here in Seattle), I bumped into a new friend dressed up as Wooly Yoshi in a costume she created herself:

yoshiSuper cute!  She even had balls of yarn that followed her around (see them tied to her ankle?), and a big crocheted egg.   How amazing is it that she designed, crocheted and modeled this costume all day!  Big props to her.

If you are interested in seeing her other costumes, look her up on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SmallRiniLady), visit her crafting blog (www.craftersindisguise.com) or buy some of her costume accessories from etsy (https://www.etsy.com/shop/threelace).

Inspiration: RuPaul’s Drag Race

One of my favorite TV shows (and the only reality show I bother watching) has started up again!  And it’s more fabulous, fiercer and shadier than ever.  It’s RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6!  (It’s on Logo, but the full episodes are all available online, so you have zero excuse for not watching it.)

RuPauls-Drag-Race-Season-6-Premiere-Date-Announced[1]It’s American Idol, but for Drag Queens.  And It. Is. Amazing.  The queens are all gorgeous, talented and feisty, and the show (like a good drag queen) knows exactly what it is and embraces itself wholeheartedly.  It’s campy, yet earnest.  It’s all about being exactly who you want to be and expressing yourself to the best of your ability.  It makes you care about the contestants, and it always leaves me inspired.

The contestants constantly blow my mind with their range of talents.  They have to be seamstresses, costumers, makeup artists, hairstylists, actors, performance artists, comediennes, dancers, and singers.  And have to be tough and sassy on top of everything.  rpdrseason6header[1]

And,  if that wasn’t enough, they have some fantastic wigs.  These knit and crochet ones aren’t nearly as fabulous as a top of the line lace-front wig, but they cost a heck of a lot less, and are totally within the DIY-esthetic of drag.

Space-Princess Fabulous

Leia Wig by Ansley Bleu

233236040_febbb97cb0_z[1]Disney Princess Realness

Princess Merida Costume Wig by Funky Polkadot Giraffe

merida_wig_01_medium2[1]Giving Halloween Face

Hallowig by Megan Reardon

508054613_6d01a4ff5f_z[1]And in the words of Ru herself, “If you don’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love someone else?  Can I get an Amen?”