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Sally costume- .75 done by dramaelfie Sally costume- .75 done by dramaelfie
I say 75% done because this summer I will be making prosthetic stitches to replace the ones drawn on with eyeliner so I can wear it to SDCC '10. LOL

Okay, so this was my Halloween costume, Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas. The dress was the trickiest thing I've ever constructed (I seem to say that about all of my cosplays, don't I? lol). I found a very course, off-white cotton fabric and bought twice as much as I needed to make the dress. Then, I made a "mock-up" dress which looked pretty much like this but without the frillies and color. Then, I mapped and cut out all the pieces and used those as patterns for the actual pieces I would be sewing together. Each piece was marked with a number or a letter so I would be able to keep track of them. Then, I made a list of all the colors I would need and which pieces had to be dyed with each color. At the suggestion of ~ajazzydancer, I went to Blick and bought some natural fabric dyes. The dying process took two nights (a Monday and a Thursday) in which I measured and mixed the colors myself, then boiled them in large pots at the fabrics studio at my school. After the pieces were dyed, I used markers and paint to draw the designs. Then I sewed everything together, including a zipper in the back. The big black stitches that are clearly visible are not holding the dress together, they are more like decor (and not finished yet....lol). I had the socks for quite a long time, and the shoes were a lucky find at a local thrift store....only $1.50!!!! :D The wig will probably end up getting straightened this summer. Makeup will NOT be that awful baby blue that everyone who dresses up as Sally uses, instead I'm opting for a color called "Cadaver Grey". I've noticed that Tim Burton uses blue for dead skin-especially in Corpse Bride-so I figured I'd make my own skin look ashen grey like a corpse. (When I cosplay, I want the character to look as least cartoony as possible) I still have to practice with it a bit. The Jack Skellington doll was a gift from my parents for my birthday. <3

Did I mention I watched the movie, like, 20 times because there aren't any decent Sally references on the internet? There really aren't. >_< I won't be watching it again for quite a long time.

Oh! And this costume won best overall costume at the Halloween party I wore it to. :) ~ajazzydancer's Jasmine costume won the prize for prettiest costume.

Cosplay made and worn by :icondramaelfie:
Photo and drawn-on stitches by :iconajazzydancer:
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Kongzilla2010 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Nice socks.
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Fremen9 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there. did you want to upload the sally pictures I took of you from AX??
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SaynaTheSpiffy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
I saw you at Comic Con. Great Sally!
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nastyindustries Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional Filmographer
SO COOL! i think i like the effort and process more than the actual outfit lol, that's meant to be a compliment btw
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slightobsession Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
this is awesome!
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jncomplete Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
waaaah!!! <3
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irishgal487 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Really awesome job!
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Mirage992 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Very nice! All your hard work has payed off spectacularly! It looks very accurate! I can't wait to see the finished product!
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GcFan1 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
cool :]
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