The Art of Darkness

Halloween Photo Gallery

November 2nd, 2007 by Cobwebs

ShadowboyThis isn’t precisely a how-to, since the instructions consist largely of “hang a bunch of pictures,” so it’s more just a source of inspiration.

(Okay, if you want to get completely technical, it’s because I feel like bragging.)

My love of Halloween and sewing intersect every year in Shadowboy’s Halloween costume. After I make his costume, we take him to a local photography studio and have his picture taken. Then I select a frame that themes well with the costume and hang it on a wall that’s become my Halloween Gallery. This year’s photo goes in an ornate wrought-iron frame, joining a court jester in a shiny jeweled frame, a cowboy in rough pine, and a pirate in carved and painted wood. The pictures keep me in a Halloweeny frame of mind year-round, and also make my heart shatter into a million shards and tinkle down around my ankles when I realize how much he’s grown.

Click the thumbnail for a larger image. And here’s one of Shadowboy and his big sister Shadaughter. I made her costume, too. Because I apparently have too much time on my hands.

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3 Responses

  1. sasha Says:

    You MADE those? I’m impressed and a wee bit jealous. Looking forward to poking around your blog here.

  2. alejna Says:

    Those are amazing costumes! Wow. And how cool that you put the photos of them in thematically matching frames.

    I wish I could sew. I love Halloween, and making costumes, too. But I tend to “assemble” rather than sew.

  3. Pam Says:

    Yes, I’ve said it to you a bunch of times before, but I LOVE the costumes you’ve made…he looks so so so cute

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