You may notice that today’s CraftingCon post is a bit late. Last week something came up – and by that I mean everything I ate the whole week before! I got the flu or something and it just knocked me out (you may feel sorry for me now…)! Fortunately, today’s post totally makes up for it! Ajaire is one of my favorite bloggers and she has an incredible look for us today!
I’m Ajaire from Call Ajaire and I’m so excited to share this Villainous costume with you guys today! First a HUGE thank you to Amy for being super flexible with my post this week – it’s been one of those weeks… (For both of us, Ajaire!) And now here’s our version of Dr. Horrible: some of the pictures intentionally high contrast to give a comic book feel
Have you heard of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog? During the Writers’ Strike of 2008 Joss Whedon, his brothers Jed and Zack, and Maurissa Tancharoen joined forces to write a 40 minute musical web miniseries. It was released in three parts, one at a time on the internet. I remember being completely hooked with Act I and really looking forward to Acts II and III, but like the rest of the world I was held in suspense. Later, it was released on DVD with an entirely new musical, “Commentary! The Musical” which ran as an option over the movie as a true commentary. If you’re talking about geeky stuff, man this is it, hehe. My husband and I have watched Dr. Horrible so many times, and I still can’t get over how funny, and sad, and sweet it is. If you haven’t seen it, it’s worth the watch just to see Nathan Fillion’s Captain Hammer character. It’s priceless.
Anyway, I have the soundtrack to Dr. Horrible and my three year old, Bean is pretty much obsessed with it. She hasn’t seen the movie, so she doesn’t totally get the whole story, but she begs to listen to the music and sings along.
For the costume, I drafted a long vest with a high collar that snaps on one shoulder, just like Dr. Horrible’s. Under the vest, she’s wearing a long sleeved white shirt and leggings. The gloves are huge for her, but add to the humor of the outfit. To make Dr. Horrible’s welding goggles, I took a pair of old safety goggles and glued some mason jar lids to the front before painting. These are also completely ridiculous, but they made us laugh so it’s all worth it, hehe.
I made some quick boot covers out of felt, but I sized them over a pair of boots that she just (as in Sunday) outgrew so she had to wear them over smaller shoes. I should have remade them so they were tighter at the bottom and don’t look so baggy, but they still work for a kid’s costume.
Spoiler Alert: Dr. Horrible is accepted into the Evil League of Evil and when he joins, his “costume” becomes authentic villain garb so I made the vest reversible. For Evil League of Evil Dr. Horrible, Bean wore a black shirt underneath the red side of the vest and black boot covers. The gloves are actually the same ones since it turns out the black gloves were grey when inside out. What a crazy random happenstance. Sorry that was a quote from the movie and I’m really geeking out right now.
Bean super loved dressing as Dr. Horrible, and I had a lot of fun designing the vest and crafting together those goggles and boot covers. Thanks Amy and Maegen for having me! I was hoping to have the vest available as a free download in size 4T, but the craziness of life didn’t agree. If I get it together, I’ll make sure to let you guys know. In the meantime, I’d love to hear if you are a big Joss Whedon fan too?
This look has me cracking up! I know what I’ll be ordering from my library now! Thanks Ajaire!
Our giveaway this month is from Fabricworm
This month we have opened the linky party to ANY COSTUME! That includes last Halloween and this one. We are planning to leave the linky open a week past Halloween to allow for late entries, just in case you can’t get pictures of your costume until the 31st. And don’t forget, it’s ALL COSTUMES, adults as well as kids.