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Rainbow Brite, see the shining light. Yes, I will take you to Rainbow Brite :D!
Yaya!
So, its obv at this point what my costume was this year.
:)! Rainbow Brite <3!
I'm called Rainbow Brite so much all the time because of my everyday clothing style, so I figured why not be Rainbow Brite for halloween?
Originally, I had basic plans of how I would construct it. I broke down the outfit into four basic pieces; dress, vest, sleeves, and bootcovers. Then I figured out how to use methods and techniques I already know to create the each piece. I didn't use any patterns and I just winged it. At the end, nothing was how I originally plannned. Haha.
But I made it work :)!
The dress was basically a tube top with a circle skirt. The back is shirred. I decided to add straps to avoid any mishaps.... :P!
I stitched on the yellow rectangle with machine and the red dots by hand. I learned that I love exposed stitching like this :)!
The "sleeves" from my beginning plan turned into armwarmers in the end.... due to the fact I have no idea how to construct sleeve patterns, connect them to a dress, etc. They went up passed my elbow, so they were just like sleeves, just not attached. :P!
The star is stitched on by hand :)! I think the armwarmers are my favorite thing out of the entire outfit <3!
Vest with felt rainbow "buckle" I inserted grommets to the front and laced it up, then covered the lacing with the rainbow. I used interfacing to get the "sleeves" to stick out, which was kind of a flop. But meh
&Last but not least,
The boot covers that shaved about twenty years off my life -_-! Haha.
These seemed so basic, but they took me the longest time. I ended up making them too small, but more grommets and some lacing fixed that! I wore them over my Demonia platforms. They were pretty much a flop because they ripped within one hour of wear.... :/! But I'm proud that I completed them, at least!
As I imagined, NO ONE knew who I was :/! I had people ask me if I was a carebear (WTF?!), Strawberry Shortcake(....) and even Wonder Woman! I was so upset, because I spent a good week on this costume and no one knew who I was. But my close friends all praised me for making an entire costume myself, so that made me feel good :)! Overall, I'm pretty happy with it.
This year I learned I prefer scary/gore-y to cute costumes. Next year I plan on being something scary ;]! No more cute costumes for me!

<3!

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Luna
Luna · Dayton, Ohio, US · 52 projects
rainbow bite is the shit. i am obsessed. :p
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Madanna
Madanna · Bolton, England, GB · 23 projects
looks fantastic Happy Rainbow Brite is awesome Happy
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Boo_its_Brittany
Boo_its_Brittany · Long Beach, California, US · 182 projects
Thank you vury much Happy!
That made me feel so great. Haha
<3!
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happyliltoaster
happyliltoaster · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US · 5 projects
Completely amazing! enough said Happy
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Boo_its_Brittany
Boo_its_Brittany · Long Beach, California, US · 182 projects
Thank you, all Happy!
<3!
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Stephanie M.
Stephanie M. · Roscoe, Illinois, US
That's so cute.....
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Yumi N.
Yumi N. · 12 projects
WAHAA! I love Rainbow Brite! :3 I have dolls, colouring books ,and pins of the show XD

This is so cool.
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Gorey DeTails
Gorey DeTails · Portland, Oregon, US · 16 projects
wow - this is amazing!
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eccemullier
eccemullier · Mexico City, Federal District, MX · 95 projects
Girl: you are my hero!!!=D. I simply ADORE this character =D.
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Katia Ruby
Katia Ruby · Portland, Oregon, US · 4 projects
super cute!

you didn't wear this to a wedding in chico, CA; did you?
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