This year for Halloween, we took a cue from a shared favorite TV show for our costume inspiration – The Walking Dead. It started with going back and forth on different “couples costumes” we could do: Princess Leia and Han Solo, Decker and Rachel, Sid and Nancy. Since time and budgets were tight, we decided to fall back on the zombie idea we had from last year, except with a twist. I’d be the zombie, he’d be a zombie survivor.
I think his favorite part of the costume was the toy gun he bought a month in advance – seriously. Boys will be boys, always.
This is the skirt I made for my “Zombie Housewife” costume. It’s from Vogue 8749 and is simply a circle skirt that comes in three different lengths. This was my first time working with plaid (eek!) but it turned out pretty well, considering that the skirt was intended to be only for this costume. I think I had an issue with the fabric being off-grain when I cut out the pieces and should have tugged the opposite corners to get the fabric back on-grain. Plus, I think the bias contributed to some wonky stuff happening after I cut out the pattern pieces. Instead, my plaids curve at the waist instead of being straight, but hey. It’s a costume.