26.10.08

look at this bag of donuts

Some of you (Mia, in particular) know that I have a thing for unicorns, jokes about unicorns, and the DeCiccio Brothers Unicornery. Geoff and I were trying to decide what he could do for Hallowe'en, and he said something about unicorns. I went OH YES! and got to work. By that I mean that I thought about it for a little while.

Here is his unicorn horn!

It is impossible not to laugh while wearing it. Do not be fooled by his expression.

A lot of the materials used here were things I already had. The inside of the horn is a styrofoam cone (with the top lopped off, mysteriously) that we found at an arts supply store for $1.50 or something like that, and it was the perfect material because I could just pin right into it. I covered it in the same white flannel I used for my candy corn costume. I had the gold braid from a time when I thought I would like to make a nautical-inspired summer tote, and I happened to have the faux fur trim as well. Don't ask. Let's just say I can't resist soft things and "buy 1 get 2 free" sales. The whole thing took me about, oh, six minutes to make while watching some Woody Allen movie on Saturday Night at the Movies.

I love that it looks completely cobbled together and rough, I love that the "mane" looks like an acrylic mullet, and I love that he's going to wear a button-down white shirt with it. I am so charmed by it! There will be faux fur cuffs at the wrists and ankles, and a tail, but this is the main part. The pièce de résistance, if you will.

For someone who hasn't dressed up for Hallowe'en in over five years, I am certainly enthusiastic about the one coming up! I don't know why! Candy corn and unicorn -- together we are (here it comes) CORNY!

8 comments:

  1. this is sooo adorable and completely hilarious. :)

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  2. Thank you! Geoff is a pretty quiet guy so I think that when we show up to a party on Friday the other people there will get a kick out of it!

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  3. he needs jingle bells and a bag of glitter!!!!!!!!!!!!
    srsly!
    make it happen!

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  4. This is so hysterical & sweet. I love it.

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  5. aawww this is so cute!
    and i loved your "corny" little joke in the end.

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  6. haha, this is AMAZING!!!!

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  7. i cannot believe you got him to dress up as a unicorn! he's totally a keeper.

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  8. He totally is a keeper! He also makes me my lunch every single day and makes sure I have fruit to take with me where ever I go.

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