A Belated Halloween

Yes, yes, it is an entire week past Halloween, but doesn’t that just show how much fun I was having as I was too busy to update?!

I have an affinity for homemade costumes. Not sloppy homemade costumes like being a “cat” or “witch,” but thoughtful homemade costumes. Senior year of high school I spent an entire month sewing and gluing my owl costume together. It was a big hit, even if I left a trail of feathers everywhere I went! Last year I didn’t have any big plans, so I didn’t want to spend a lot of time on a costume, but I still put together a pretty fun Greek Goddess costume with lots of glitter and plastic grapes!

This year, I wanted to be something semi-trendy, but still unique to my likes, so I was the Tardis!

You are probably scratching your head and thinking “What in the world is a Tardis??” just as everyone I encountered on Halloween night did. The Tardis is the time machine from Doctor Who! It is a very recognizable character to people who are familiar with the show, which is unfortunately only a few. In the show, the Tardis is a police box which is shaped the same as a British telephone booth, but only connects to the police. And instead of being red, it is blue!

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Seeing as we had to wear our costumes to work, I didn’t want a bulky box made of cardboard to lug around all night, so I decided to make it into a dress! Luckily, the Tardis is a popular costume for people to cosplay in, so there were many examples online that I could base my version off of. I got a simple blue dress, some black and white fabric, and some fabric glue – that’s it! I spent an entire evening cutting out the windows and letters. It took forever. But it turned out pretty nicely!

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One of my coworkers dressed up as the main character of The Doctor, so at least someone recognized my costume! I got to wear it three times – once for work, once for the weekend before Halloween, and once on Halloween! It got progressively dirtier as the number of wears increased. I can probably never wear it again as it has several wine stains on the white windows, but it was fun while it lasted!

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A photo of a photo from the photobooth!

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My roommate on the far right (dressed as a 21 year old!), and all of our friends!

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