Friends, Rob and I are regular watchers of the cartoon, Archer. To give you an idea of my Halloween costume, here is a screen shot:
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Oh yes, Malory Archer was my target for Halloween. My friends and I dressed up as the cast for a party on Saturday.
From left to right: Woodhouse, Krieger, Lana, Sterling Archer, Moi as Malory Archer, and Cyril
I personally think that Zoey made the best Malory:
Rob thought so, too.
I'm not really crazy about all the pieces of my costume together. I used Simplicity 6197 and made up the jacket, blouse, and skirt. Everything came together rather easily, but I was feeling definitely overwhelmed with sewing all the grey. WHERE IS THE COLOR??
I used an exceptionally drapey polyester that I bought from Hancock at the last minute. It worked really well for the skirt, okay for the blouse, and a near disaster for the jacket.
I didn't have time to line the jacket because it took all week for me to get enough motivation to even sew this outfit together. I might finish lining it because I imagine it would be cute with a Sencha blouse and some jeans. The shirt might get worn again with a cardigan and pencil skirt, and the skirt has already been paired with a sweater for an easy peasy work outfit. All of the pieces on their own could work in my wardrobe.
While I was not a fan of this mess of an outfit, it served its purpose ... as did the crazy wig that was allllll over the place. I got to run around saying "This is how we get ants, people" and drink a ton of Autumn sangria. By the end of the night, I was speaking in accents and eating delicious apple cider cake.
Ugh. The top is way too loose in the front, but that is part of the design and the way the darts lay. The darts come from side seam at an angle lower than I've ever seen, so it doesn't make for the most flattering front.
I hope you'll forgive me for the craptacular pictures, but I'm not really feeling like putting on this entire grey outfit again.
The only thing I like is that it wasn't a "slutty" Halloween costume. Yay for not being slutty!
Friends, what was your favorite Halloween costume ever?? I don't think I have one, so I'm definitely going to need to remedy that next year!
PS. Many hugs to all of you on the East Coast - I hope you are all safe and well from the madness of Sandy