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Over the weekend, my husband and I were invited to a costume party. Because I don't know any scary costume ideas, (and also because I jump at every opportunity to dress up like a cartoon character) I chose to make a pikachu outfit. The skirt is a simple paper bag design that I learned to do last week (and now I have 5 more skirts that I just made--you'll be seeing a lot of skirt blog posts soon) and the top part was sewn over a top I rarely used. I made the ears as a piece attached to a headband, and my cheeks were painted with red lip color.

It was such a simple outfit, but I really prefer it to buying stuff from the store. The party was a disappointment, especially because I didn't win any of the costume prizes (SAD FACE!) It's ok, because the prize was a box of hot chocolate (which looked like it's been sitting in the host's cupboard for years). The winner bought her overpriced Egyptian headdress and painted her face white and was supposed to be a zombie Cleopatra. hmmm...

Don't mind me. I'm just being bitter because I'm truthfully an overachiever.

What did/will you dress up as for Halloween? 

63 comments:

  1. I Love your costume! It's very cute.

    No dressing up for me because we don't celebrate Halloween here.. but I would love to have gone as a ballerina 'Black Swan' style

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  2. Also not dressing up (I will next year) but would've chosen something cute. Like cartoon character or Avril Lavigne. :) Loving your costume, it's super cute and easy to recognise. ;) good job! xoxo

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  3. LOVE your costume, so cute! I can't believe you didn't win with it, crazy! Happy Halloween :) x

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  4. I will have to show this to Kayla! She loved Pickachu when she was little! You look great :)

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  5. lol Laura! Well youre a winner in my book! Your Pikachu costume is too cute! When you dont get rewarded one way it comes another way. Whats meant for YOU no one can take away. Have a great Halloween. Blogging by phone today. ((Hug))

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  6. Pikachu I choose you! lol I have a lot of friends that like to dress up as Pikachu every Halloween, I must say yours is the cutest!

    Sadly I'm not dressing up this year but last year I was Alice in Wonderland!

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  7. OMG YOU LOOK AMAZING!!! What a fabulously creative outfit!!! :)
    I didn't get to go as anything this year as I ended up working late :( but I'm loving seeing everyone's pictures!

    Olivia :) x
    Wait Until The Sunset

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  8. I'm an overachiever too! And I definitely would have given you the prize just for it's adorableness.

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  9. When I was pikachu some jerk who bought a kingdom hearts organization 13 costume online won the contest (yes, it was an anime party). I was pissed. But people like us we have HONOR and SKILLZ and we look damn cute. Seriously, this is AMAZING it makes me so happy c:

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  10. LOVE your costume!! You look absolutely adorable!!!!

    xoxo Denise

    http://allthingsnew-denise.blogspot.com/

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  11. Sounds like you got robbed! Love this costume. I was away at my conference this weekend and so missed out on Halloween fun but I am throwing a belated party this weekend so I can wear my Regan from the Exorcist costume. I never miss a Halloween!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  12. I absolutely love your costume! You look adorable!!

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  13. So cute! It came out great :) Someone guessed my costume today is Pikachu. I'll be posting it soon, but I will just say it looks NOTHING like a Pikachu

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  14. haha awwww cutest pikachu ever! :) you look awesome!

    xo
    A_riot

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  15. You are adorable!!! And so handy.

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  16. Love the costume! You looked adorable! =0

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  17. You are definitely the CUTEST Pikachu I have ever seen!

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  18. OMG PIKACHU was my step sons favorite Pokemon when he was little!! LOVE IT!! You look amazing and did such a great job on your costume! YAY YOU!! Kiah

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  19. OMG that's such a cute costume. You look adorable. :D

    I'm having a giveaway at my blog!
    purrincup.blogspot.com

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  20. Your costume is the cutest! the little parties I went to were fun, but only one was amazing... looking forward to giving out candy now.

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  21. Oh you look fab! I haven't dressed up for Halloween since i was a kid going trick or treating!

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  22. You are too stinkin' cute!

    I didn't dress up this year. In fact, I haven't dressed up in 5 or 6 years. I like the idea, I just never act upon it.

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  23. (sorry if this is a double, Laura -- I think blogger ate my first comment)

    LOVE your costume and defo think you should have won the costume prize (well, a better prize than stale hot chocolates!).

    p.s. I think treacle (which does sound magical doesn't it?) is just a kind of molasses -- which I'm not a fan of. Overall, it is probably rated more highly than Marmite ;)

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  24. Pikachu!!!
    Cute!
    I didn't dress up this year. :(
    My friends don't celebreate halloween. :(
    I hope my bf is here for Halloween next year because I really want to have a matching costume with him. :)

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  25. Looooove this! Just wait til I post my costume and you'll see why I'm super excited about this :)

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  26. How cute! Bummer about the whole "zombie Cleopatra" (really?!) thing...but you are just cute as a button, so don't feel too sad!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  27. Teehee, You look cute! You clearly should have won! ;) teehee! My brother has a giant pikachu he has given me to sell at the next car boot sale I do! It's friggin huge! Zoë x

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  28. You look awesome. And I love that you made your costume instead of buying it.

    I'm not going to any parties this year, but last year I was Frida Kahlo (even though I'm like a foot taller than her) and no one knew who I was. I did the costume myself though. And the year before that I was a cave woman - I made mine and my little sister's costumes. They were hilarious.

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  29. I'd love to know who judge that costume party because in my book, you should've worn first prize with this costume! I would never have guessed over your Twitter messages that you were going to be Pikachu! You look adorable, Laura! :)

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  30. Hehe, no worries, I'm an overachiever too. And your costume is definitely a winner!!
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  31. oh, sweet! i can honestly say you're the cutest pikachu i've ever seen! this home made costume if a winner in my book! not sure what we'll be dressing up as tonite! very last minute, as usual!

    [oomph.]
    What's the next line? Help write the story!

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  32. no costume :( your pikachu is too cute. i still need to do hello kitty! are paper bag skirts easy? they are seriously adorable but i am the worst DIYer ever

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  33. I can't belive you made this- it's too cute! Makes my man's homemade costume look pretty childish :D Sorry you didn't win but who wants moldy hot chocolate anyways! ;)

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  34. Great job! You look great. My husband & I have been going to a Halloween party for the past three years. We always have so much fun dressing up!

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  35. OHMYGOSH. You look adorable! I love your creativity with the costume.
    We went to the football game yesterday as a guido and guidette as inspired by "Jersey Shore." That's how we roll.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  36. Aw, you totally should've won a prize - this is a great DIY costume! Happy Halloween! :)

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  37. Adorable costume!! The headband ears are spot on!


    http://frugalbiggirl.blogspot.com/

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  38. awwwwwwwwwww you make a cute pikachu!!!!

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  39. Hmmm well I didn't dress up this year... I did for the past 5 years, i was...line up, sexy geisha, sexy snow white, sexy honeybee, and sexy bollywood star. Do you see a common theme? I took a break. Nah don't be sad, would have wanted 5 yr old chocolate??? lol!

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  40. I used to watch Pokemon every day! My favorite was Jigglypuff. This costume is kickass, you rock. XOXO!

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  41. oh my goodness! this is so cute and creative!

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  42. You totally should have won:) How creative! No dressing up for me - I'm being super boring, hanging out at home.

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  43. You lost to a zombie cleaopatra? Unacceptable. I didn't immediately get the pikachu connection but the ears and blush make u look so adorable that it would be a win for me!

    A Preponderance of Fashion

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  44. Okay, that's totally unfair I would have picked you to win! But at least you didn't have to think about how long that hot chocolate was in their cupboard :D I can not believe you made that costume...I would have come out with something that probably looks like a yellow bag and no one would have gotten that I was pikachu!:D You made it so well, and make it look so simple o.o. I found this long skirt thing of my mom's that I want to make into a small skirt, but I think I have to get myself a sewing machine first, maybe a small one? Hopefully I don't hurt myself. :D

    I would have gone as a gypsy girl but...I was too lazy. Don't look at me like that, I wouldn't have been any fun if I went as a lazy gypsy girl. :D I did wear the gypsy girl dress at work though, I swear it could totally have been a costume on it's own!

    You should have won, seriously.

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  45. OMG THIS IS AWESOMEEE!!!! i LOVE pikachu hahahahhaa freaking amazing. i can't believe u made it. so talented!

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  46. you're super cute! You're so creative to make a costume like this. I like the floppy ears, too adorable!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  47. YAY Pikachu!!! I've always wanted to dress up as Pikachu for some Halloween but always back out. >___< So much yellow going on, but one day, I'll do it! I swear!

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  48. Pikachu! I CHOOSE YOU!!!! AHHHH this is so darn cute!!!! My inner geek is going crazy xDDD

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  49. Now, let me tell u something: I don't follow stuff like Pikachu. I'm barely literate in it - maybe a thumbnail knowledge. I would say I know more than maybe the guy who fought in the Korean War down the block -err - but not by much ;- Yet the minute I saw this, I said THAT'S THAT PIKACHU CHARACTER AND HOW DID SHE DO THAT?!! Honestly, I think YOU should have won for most creative! (Ok -if there were better prizes!)

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  50. love pikachu!!! love love love your outfit... kissess!!!

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  51. Lol. I would have feel very bitter too for not winning the best costume award with this really cute Pikachu costume!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  52. Oh I just simply adore your costume, Laura! Pikachu is cuteness overload, oh how I love that character! You nailed the costume perfectly, and those red cheeks are just too cute haha. I dressed up as a Korean Drama Actress turned She-Devil for a Halloween party over the weekend lol Haha... I'm pretty sure that's not a shocker ;p

    Cheers,

    Wi
    A Single Girl's Musings

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  53. wow. sooo cute. Pokemon is my favorite game ever... hahaha. i'm reliving the moment now.

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  54. Seriously, cutest costume ever! I love Pikachu! :) You're so creative! I haven't seen any of these costumes lately!

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