Monday, September 30, 2013

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Vintage Halloween: Pierrot the Adorably Sad Clown

I seldom make costumes for Halloween, or even ever dress up, but this year I'm going out dancing with a friend, and I need, well, something.  I've been thinking about making a Pierrot costume for years, but the moment never came...until now!

So, sometime between the end of my wedding and Halloween, I need to acquire a bunch of white sateen or some such, and make a whole lot of black pom poms.  Here's the inspo...



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from Etsy, but no longer available - etsy seller IrishandMore
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Since we're going to a club, I think I'm going to make little shorts gathered at the legs, so they are puffy, then wear the pagliaccio shirt over them.
Traditional pagliaccio - via
I hope this is as easy as it seems.  Here's the pattern I plan to use:

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I'll just cut the pants off short and gather them on elastic.  The rest should be pretty straight-forward :-)
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19 comments:

  1. How fun! I love this idea. Can't wait to see what you make!

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  2. Love it. One day I hope to make a Columbine outfit. Good luck!

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    1. You should! I've wanted to make a Pierrot forever and just never remembered to do it before Halloween. Any excuse is a good one ;-)

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  3. Cute! I remember that pattern :)

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  4. Such a cute idea! I'm still majorly stuck for halloween inspiration! x

    http://la-dulcie-vita.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. you'll come up with something awesome, I'm sure :-)

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  5. Ahh, I'm going as Columbine/Pierrette. Great minds and all that!

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    1. Yay! I look forward to your post about your costume!

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  6. That will be so adorable! I can't wait to see you in it. I love clowns, especially sad ones.

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    1. I have selective clown appreciate syndrome - some clowns are OK.......some clowns are definitely not OK, lol!

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  7. I'm loving those pointy-hipped pattern sketches!

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    1. lol, I wonder what the intended method of keeping the points was...?

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    2. I'd vote for that pink one myself--kind of sexy! And I bet if you faced the points with some stiffener like buckram they would stay.
      Nancy N

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  8. Ooooh! I wore a Pierrot costume made by my mom when I was 8-9. Black and white is always an irresistible combination.

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  9. Love it, obviously! May I recommend Kryolan Supracolor for the makeup? Easy to apply and it looks good!

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  10. I've made that costume a few times for Mardi Gras. I needed something easy enough to fit over a down park and ski pants if need be. It's a good one.

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  11. I did a Pierette costume a few years ago! :D

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  12. just don't go near kids…or you might be misinterpreted! LOL!

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