This is the Sarah Sanderson costume that I bought yesterday on eBay It has the corset, dress, a sweater, cloak and the boots.
I also picked up a couple of cheap junior size costumes just for the corset look mostly. I hope to make them into dresses for the other two by adding a skirt. Plaid for Mary and green for Winifred. Then I need cloaks for them. I have plenty of boots--tall and short ones. I hope this works.
I need to get busy on some signs and I would just die for a spell book, but not sure I can make anything like that.
Printer I'm going to attempt a book from one of the YouTube videos. Just not doing it anytime soon. Gonna work on the girls first. Maybe we can find plaid skirts at goodwill or thrift stores. I'm keeping an eye out on eBay for capes.
You made smart buys with your costumes. I think that will be the most expensive part.
Thanks, boo, I ordered them and some other to use on some current projects. I also took a plunge and bought some colored ink for the printer. I have been just going to Kinkos to print things in color.
I spent a couple of hours this afternoon in two Goodwills, Salvation Army and another thrift shop just going up and down aisles looking for clothing. I think the clerks thought I was nuts. I may shift gears and go with capes/cloaks later, but I am trying to get this all worked out in my head. I was not planning to do these, but got so caught up in the great idea and watched the movie again this week. lol
The second costume that I ordered for cheap from eBay came today. It is the green and purple one that I bought with Winifred in mind. Again, it is small---a junior size, but does have a corset which is what I wanted/needed. It is also short, but I plan to add a skirt for length. I found a cool lime green jacket that has fringe on the front at GW. It was new and they had a couple. I paid too much at $6 for it, but I didn't want to regret not getting it later. lol Here is the photo of the green and purple short Hocus Pocus witch dress I bought. I put a purple sundress of mine under it to see what a skirt would look like. I think it is doable.
And here is one with the lime jacket I got today. It will still need either a cloak or some kind of extension on this, but it does have a Winifred sass to it.
The colors of the lime look off, but they really are nice together.
I think I also have some of those window sheers in lime green that can be used to add to the bottom of it to make it flow. I am going to try to cut ut the sleeves (or not) and make it into a whispy looking long cape/coat. At least that is the plan. Or I might use it as a layer of clothes over the corset and use the lime sheet for a cloak/cape. Gonna play with it for a few days. I don't sew, so will be using that iron on stuff. Edited to add that I put the purple dress under it for a skirt.
Still waiting on the costume for Sarah to come in. Everything else I ordered is here and it is coming USPS so will be at least Tuesday now.
I also found a pretty cool red jacket with an attached vest that sort of looks corset-ish. Well, at least in my mind. I am going to try to use it.
Here is a photo of it.
Here it is with a black velvety skirt too.
And also the red with black shawl. It was hard to drape it around, since I didn't have much room with all my Halloween junk everywhere. I really think this will work for a cloak for her.This final picture shows a purple satin robe like kimono that I found and bought. THe Sarah costume that I bought has a cloak, but I was just trying to see if a robe would work. I think it would with the sides split and the edges sewed under. I like the look of the satiny material. It gives it some brightness.
At the same GW I found two full length curtain panels in a red or dark reddish material that I can use (hopefully) for a cape/cloak. I also found a black skirt for Mary to go with it. I may add some fringe or something. I looked and looked for a plaid skirt, but didn't see anything that I liked. So I decided to quit being so literal and went with the black one.Then I forgot that I had gotten the red curtains and at another place found a cape type poncho that is red and has a black print to it ad bought it. LOL
I am such a dork!!
So hopefully I have clothes for the Sanderson girls. Now I need a blonde mani head for Sarah.
Pictures to be added later tonight. I might get shot if I spread out all this stuff and took pictures before Jim hits the bed. LOL What happens in thrift stores stays in thrift stores! After all he got the expensive ticket last week. So I am due a spending spree. lol
Gotta get busy on making some signs---but that will be my weakness.
I still don't know why my photos are sideways. THey are showing upright and I was holding the phone the right way. I wonder if it is a Wndows 8.1 thing?