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October 29, 2008


Jules H

How about 'The Ghost of Yarn to Come'?

You could white out your face but with dark makeup, wear white leotard and net skirt, and on the skirt could be attached little tiny samples of some of your yarn.

Around your neck you could wear a price tag reading 'this is what becomes of you if you buy too much yarn'.

Just a thought ;-)

Sarah Leavesley

How about a zombie? Whiten your skin with flour/talc for that newly dead look, bit of red lippy or something for blood, torn/dirty clothes.


fancy dress? How I hate those parties!
But - how about a medieval damsel or knight? ;) Yes, that was to be expected from me. You will obviously not fit into my kit (well except for the headdress part) but if I ask nicely I might be able to borrow some stuff for you (dress - think plain not princess like (the ones with the fancy stuff live to far away from here) or possibly even some proper maille be warned about the weight though!)... would need to know soonish though...

or alternatively - how about a little gnome/sprite whatever they are called in english - long-stripy socks (that one should be easy), someting tunic-y like, stripy over-elbow fingerless gloves (holey would be great, dishevelled hair (possibly some colours in it as well? And then just be as mischievous as you possibly can the whole evening...should become easier with increased alcohol consumption...

Claire UK

How about the Ghost of Morticia? Just like in the Adamms family, but in white instead of black, with 'bloodstains' down it and a fake 'stab wound' round the heart area????

Looks even better with a satin corset over the top and the corset gives you somewhere to stick the 'dagger'


Oh poor you :( I hate fancy dress parties...simply because of the not-getting-it-together-in-time thing :( Some years ago, I was in the same boat as you with my best friend's party - the theme was "how famous people died". I ended up digging out the wedding dress, finding a candlestick & went as Miss Haversham. What made it work was I spent an evening with some white net mesh, some white chunky chenille & a large crochet hook & made a massive cobweb veil which went over me & all the way to the floor. That sort of web might do a good elegant ghosty thing without very much other effort. I wish I had the foggiest idea where the web went so I could send it :( But I haven't a clue. Probably somewhere under the piles & piles of bloody wool...
The chapel sounds fab! (I'm beginning to think I need a converted cathedral here...)



Ok, I haven't come up with it myself but it's totally gorgeous and clever and would cost you the price of a cheapish umbrella and take half an hour to make!!



A spider - black sweatshirt and leggings and three pairs of stuffed black opaque tights later and you're done. I've used this idea and it's really effective, especially if you gel up your hair and hit the eyeliner. Or a mummy, using lots and lots of value toilet paper, though it's harder to move around in that costume due to the perforations between the sheets.

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