My brother in law dresses up as the crow and scares the kids. Will have to see if I have pics
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10/29/07 at 5:11pm
I didn't take pics of mine (I hate having my pic taken), but I'll describe it:
I made a Marie Antoinette-type, 18th century dress, but with a sort of Goth look--mostly black tafetta, but the bodice insert (called a "stomacher" back then) was this pretty, dark red, sort of smocked/puckered silk. The underskirt, which peeks out in the front of the black overdress, was the red fabric, too. The sleeved had deep, black lace ruffles; the stomacher had black, sheer ribbon bows, accented with a small, black satin ribbon rosette, with a white pearl center. The dress had a train of black Chantilly lace. I had an authentic honey blonde colored 18th Century wig (I'll wear anything that gives me height!), with 2 ostrich plumes, 1 white; 1 black, with a "diamond" clip to hold them in the hair.
The kids LOVED the dress, even the boys, and a male neighbor loved it. The cats loved it--laying on it, and chasing the hem.
Here's a pic of the pattern (but my wig was much nicer in quality): http://cgi.ebay.com/18th-Century-Ant...QQcmdZViewItem