So with most of my school work and teaching wrapping up for the semester, I’m slowly working through documenting my backlog of projects. First up; my Halloween costume! Admittedly, Halloween is not my favorite holiday, so I haven’t been too excited about making costumes for myself or the kids. Until this year 🙂
In case you’re new to my blog, my [very part-time] day job is as a Biology instructor at a local community college. I’ve been teaching for over 9 years and each Fall, I worriedly scan through my schedule to see if I have to teach on Halloween. Somehow, I’ve managed to avoid it all years except this one. However, I had this curly red wig and I just couldn’t resist….it was time to break out Ms. Frizzle! For those unfamiliar with this children’s book character, Ms. Frizzle is an elementary school teacher who drives a shape-shifting school bus to take extraordinary field trips. Most importantly (to me, anyway), her dress print changes for each topic. As it happened, I was teaching the skeletal system (for real, guys) and I busted this beauty out the day before class.
The pattern is self-drafted from a personal block and the fabric was purchased at Hart’s (out of stock). The best part is that the bones are labeled, and appear to be accurate! I actually used my dress to point out the name of the bones of the wrist for a student in lab 🙂
I carefully positioned the vertebral column in the correct location (and the arm bones too, but I didn’t photo that).
Second best part of the fabric is that it glows in the dark! This is the best shot I could get, but you get the picture.
I had to wear this (along with my wig) for the entire class, then go directly to Fashion class where I had to give a presentation. Eek! I couldn’t stand wearing that wig again for my “studio” photos, so here’s a selfie of me from Halloween, taken in my lab with our class mascot:
I might have to make this a new tradition… 🙂