Ask: 11/24/11

What was your most memorable Halloween costume ever? 


Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.


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  1. Last year I went as Lady Gaga… made a hat shaped like a telephone out of cardboard, glued cigarettes to my glasses… it was awesome!

  2. Last year I made an “iPod” costume for my daughter. Also I made our foreign exchange student into an ice cream cone. Both ideas came from Family Fun.

  3. Oh, wow. This brings me back. A year or so after Titanic the movie came out, I made an outfit inspired by Rose’s sapphire velvet tunic/skirt combo–commonly known as the “flying” dress. Except mine was emerald, and the skirt was velvet instead of satin, and the lapels and obi-style sash were sage-green silk Chinese brocade in a chrysanthemum pattern. Sigh… so pretty, so warm on a chilly fall night! And I had a Gibson Girl wig (a little earlier than the 19-teens, but close enough). Unfortunately, I also added white face paint in an attempt to be a drowned Titanic passenger–and ended up looking like a Geisha until I washed it off half-way through the night. Still have that costume…Hmm.

  4. I love Halloween! I always dress up. My most memorable costume is very confusing for those who weren’t part of the inside joke. It came from a Saturday Night Live skit from season 23 with host Steve Buschemi on “Stuff We Made” my friends and I were “scare Jeffers” . Oh to be 15 again.

  5. When I was young and thinner, I made myself a red satin Playboy bunny costume. Oh to be so brave again.

  6. i have a few favorites including xena warrior princess, tomb raider’s lara croft (years before she went mainstraeam;), leeloo from the fifth element, and princess leia in her gold slave bikini. i too, wish i was young and thin again!!