With Her Head in Her Hands …

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Lizzy’s Costume has been chosen as a finalist in the Inhabitat Contest: Can you vote for this one? http://greenhalloween.inhabitat.com/finalist/

and in this contest ScanDigital Halloween Photo Contest — to vote you just have to click on the ‘like’ link under the photo (it’s on facebook, so if you are a member there is no sign up … just one click) or go here: www.facebook.com/scandigital Thank you! **

I sent Lizzy to school today with her head in her hands, LITERALLY!

a headless marie antoinette

Told yah!

hair and makeup

We were up way too early doing hair and make up!

It’s been a week of work, that began with this duct tape body form.

beginning of marie antoinette

I’ll post a few images of the ‘making of Marie’ on flickr for anyone who is interested. It’s amazing what you can do with two rolls of duct tape and an old dress.

Sam is going as one of my favourite bloggers. His reveal tomorrow :)

MK xo
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180|360 · October 30, 2009 at 10:28 am

You are one talented lady!
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Susan Knight · October 30, 2009 at 10:30 am


Kelly Decoteau · October 30, 2009 at 10:32 am

This is great! So different than all the other kids costumes. Love the hair and makeup. Did she like wearing it?
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Gayle · October 30, 2009 at 11:30 am

That is SO amazing. And she is a knockout in makeup! But how does she see?

Deb · October 30, 2009 at 12:27 pm

I am so shocked. That is the most amazing costume I have seen – honestly! WOW!
and to answer the previous commenter’s question…she sees with her eyes. :)

Noreen · October 30, 2009 at 2:47 pm

That is so cool. I wish our school did Halloween. The school district barred it a few years ago to not oftened wiccans, they in turn said that is silly and that we should still celebrate halloween at school.
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Justine · October 30, 2009 at 4:01 pm

This costume is just amazing! What a fantastic idea. Lizzy just looks great, the hair/make up everything! Wow

Allison · October 30, 2009 at 5:35 pm

Great job!
I’m so glad you found my instructable (http://www.instructables.com/id/Headless-Corpse-Bride-from-Duct-Tape/) useful!
.-= Allison´s last blog ..Costume progress =-.

Jodi Renshaw · October 30, 2009 at 7:09 pm

Ok. I thought I was the coolest Mom in all the world. But I now concede … you win. You have done it. You are the coolest Mom in the Universe.

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Naomi · October 30, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Holy moly, you have outdone yourself this time! Genius!!!
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Nikki · October 30, 2009 at 7:36 pm

I am with Jodi!

You are an inspiration my friend!!!!

Kim · October 30, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Awesome, awesome!!! Great costume and pictures. Glad to see you again at my place. x0 hugs
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Liz@thisfullhouse · October 30, 2009 at 9:16 pm

I love coming over to visit you and your blog. Such awesome ideas and you, my friend, are a true inspiration. This costume is the best I’ve seen, ever!
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Jessica · October 30, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Oh my gosh. You are a genius. That is SO CUTE and amazingly clever. Best costume ever.
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Watch TV Online Free · October 31, 2009 at 3:38 am

That’s an awesome halloween outfit. Makes me wish I was still in school.
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aseovida · October 31, 2009 at 6:48 am

whoa…i was stunned at the photo…kinda shock a little….great stuffs…i’ll try it out myself..
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Angella · October 31, 2009 at 6:50 am

You are so creative!
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jenn · October 31, 2009 at 10:48 am

That is the best costume evah! Awesome work!

Safire · October 31, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Amazing!! This is so great!
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lace · October 31, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Great costume. I love it

Madeline · October 31, 2009 at 7:56 pm

Wow! You did an awesome job on that one. Gruesome for sure, but exceptionally well done!
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Carey · November 1, 2009 at 6:05 am

Very creative.
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jafer · November 1, 2009 at 6:05 am

That’s a really cool costume… couldn’t figure it out at first, finally got it. I remember my mother helping me with my costume one year – she gave me a sheet.

You’re unbelievable.
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One Scrappy Gal · November 2, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Just got a chance to pop on over here today and I have to say that I love love LOVE the costume!! You did an awesome job with it!! I hope she had fun. :)

Jenn B · November 3, 2009 at 9:56 am

holy cow! i am SO behind on my reader (& i’m giving up on catching up on twitter)…had to stop by & comment though, that is AMAZING! very cool costume!
.-= Jenn B´s last blog ..Bible Study Reimagined =-.

Jenn B · November 3, 2009 at 2:56 pm

i feel like an idiot. i don’t see any ‘like’ option under the photo…i see one under one of the adds on the right (which i now unfortunately ‘like’ sheesh)…but none for the photo…? do we need to be ‘friends’ first?
.-= Jenn B´s last blog ..Bible Study Reimagined =-.

admanzion · November 4, 2009 at 4:42 am

amazing!really you are a great lady.

Shannon @ Lullaby Baby Carriers · November 4, 2009 at 1:37 pm

I’m in awe… you really ARE the coolest mom in the universe!
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Hydrofloss Irrigator · November 10, 2009 at 12:37 am

I love that costume, it looks really like a ‘winning piece’. I am not also the type who’s excited about halloween but kids are and I have to be enthusiastic about it, too. I will make that exact same costume for my child next year.
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Jason Barrett · November 16, 2009 at 6:19 pm

That’s a great costume! Im sure that a lot of kids are afraid of her. :)

shannon riner · December 3, 2009 at 5:56 am

Ilove all these costumes how grat they are

Halloween · August 22, 2010 at 2:09 am

I love this its so different. This would scare the living daylight out of adults not just kids. I admire your creativity.

Glinda · August 29, 2010 at 4:24 pm

I’ve been flying from one blog to another checking on Halloween costume ideas and yours are great! Why not stop by and visit me I have some great Halloween costume ideas also. See you there..Glinda

Shonte · September 4, 2010 at 9:47 pm

This is a very Fun Costume. The little girl is so adorable she can be casted in a Hollywood Film. Why do she try out the producers would love her. she would be the starring role.

Halloween Ideas · September 5, 2010 at 9:35 pm

I must say that costume is awesome :) Topping that costume this year is going to be tough.

Janice Dodge · October 9, 2017 at 5:57 am

Hi there. I am hoping you will see this – as i don’t know how old your original post was…. i am very interested in paying you to make this costume for an event I am doing in two weeks for Halloween. Please email me directly if you are interested. I will make the $ worth your while! Then we can ship the costume to me in San Diego. Thanks so much! Info@janicedodge.com

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