As people may have guessed, this Halloween I was "practically perfect in every way." My Mary Poppins costume was inspired by both the classic movie and the Broadway show. I utilized Simplicity pattern 2581 to create a cherry red coat and trimmed it with black braid and large black buttons. I also made a white button down shirt embellished with vintage lace and replaced the top button with a red silk bowtie attached to a stick pin. I self drafted a gored skirt sewn from navy wool.
My favorite detail may have been the umbrella. Deciding that the "official" Mary Poppins umbrella from Disney was too rich for my blood, I purchased a black umbrella from target and removed the handle.
I then sculpted a parrot head from Sculpey clay.
After the handle was baked and hardened, I painted the parrot and attached it to the umbrella handle.
I think this project was a great success. My costume was popular with both trick-or-treaters and late night adult revellers!
|Mary Poppins meets the Doctor...|
|and is NOT intimidated!|