Geekmates Halloween!

1 Nov

It is Halloween, and of course Tony and I dressed up for the occasion! We have been talking about dressing up as a specific famous couple since we met, and finally this year I got into gear early enough to make make it happen! They are from my favorite Disney movie – I know every song including the ones that came on a special cassette of songs NOT in the movie – and Tony and I look like then a little itty bitty bit (I have Native ancestry, and Tony is a super white guy). You probably guessed it by now – Pocahontas and John Smith!

I looked at Tony like this when we first met, too.

I wanted to look as authentic as possible, so my only option was to sew our costumes ourself (the “Indian Princess” costumes at the local costume store were super-stereotypical). This was intimidating, because I have NEVER sewn before. My year old sewing machine came out of the box for the first time for this. ahem.

I made the Pocahontas necklace first out of Fimo clay, and it was super easy and turned out great. Then onto the clothing aspect. Oh my math. After tears, hair-pulling, rage blackouts, and a couple trips back to the fabric store to make up for mistakes, I finally managed to make a semblance of a costume for both of us. And considering it was my first attempt ever, without a pattern, I think they both turned out great!

John Smith, stealing 15 year old hearts all over the 17th century.

I have a new found love for the idea of cosplay now – making the costume from scratch was super fun, and dressing up and belting “Just Around the Riverbend” at the top of my lungs with all my friends had me in stitches.

Let us know what you were for Halloween, and share pictures in the comments below, or on our Facebook page!

Until next time!

CeraTopz (@Cerajoy)

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3 Responses to “Geekmates Halloween!”

  1. Liz November 1, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    Loved your costume after. You did a really great job with the sewing! I know how you feel… the first few sewing projects are always a headache, but the results are always wonderful. Not posting a picture of what II was for halloween, cause you know ;)

  2. Master Wadeimus Maximus November 5, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    Mmm mmm. Tony always looking so tastey. You look awesome too Avra!

  3. Ed November 10, 2012 at 11:20 am #

    Hey look, it’s Zooey Deschanel :D

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