Digitizing playing card icons for my sisters ridiculous Halloween costume – proof that older is not necessarily wiser

By on October 25th, 2013
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My sister may be two years older than me, but she certainly isn’t wiser when it comes to making Halloween costumes. My rule of thumb is to spend no more than one hour on a Halloween  costume, and invest as little money as possible. I think that’s sort of the fun of it.. being able to pull together a look with the random fabric and props that you can find around the house. Plus costumes get trashed and kids only wear them for a couple hours anyway.

I came to this point of view after spending hours and hours and days and days making two pink fleece kitty costumes for my two little girls about seven years ago. I spent countless hours on these ridiculous costumes and had a living room full of pink fluff. It was time consuming and stressful, but I have to admit they did turn out pretty stinkin’ cute.

pink kitty fabric

My sister, on the other hand, goes BIG every year making elaborate costumes from Elvis to Annie and everything in between. This year her daughter wants to be Alice from Alice in Wonderland. I don’t know all the details of this costume she’s making, but she plans on appliquéing playing card icons somewhere on the outfit. So she asked if I could digitize the club, heart, spade and diamond icons for her as an appliqué design about 3 inches high. This was not a big deal on my end so I happily obliged – thinking that other people might need these files as well. Fortunately for me I am just about done with my costumes, but she has a ways to go. I am looking forward to seeing how the costume turns out and how my designs are used.

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