Monday, October 31, 2011

Bonjour! It's Madeline!

"In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines, lived twelve little girls in two straight lines... the smallest one was Madeline."

It took me weeks to finally decide what to dress up as for Halloween... Madeline (sans the red hair.  I had a wig, but it was a disaster trying to put that thing on.)  I literally came up with this idea yesterday morning and sewed up (and patterned) my costume last night.  I'm quite proud of myself.  Clearly, I work well under pressure.  Madeline was one of my favorite shows to watch as a little girl.  Looking back, I wish I had the books.  It would be a delight to come across vintage copies of the book series.  I tried to convince the hubby to dress up as the little rascal, Pepito, but he refused.  Instead he opted for a Geek-chic look. 

During Halloween, Maui is known for being the "Mardi Gras of the Pacific".  Year's pass, tens of thousands of people would frolic to Lahaina town and join in on the debauchery festivities.  It's the one night you can get away with dressing a little slutty. :)  This year we opted to have a low key night and walked in the keiki parade with some friends and their kiddos. It was great seeing all the creative costumes.
I hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween.  What did you dress up as?

{dress, hat, book: DIY by me! | socks and shoes: Walmart}


Love, S

41 comments:

Jasmine, Transient Withdrawal said...

So adorable!!! I so want to be Madeline next year now! Ah! Great last minute DIY costume dear!

angie on maui said...

YOU ARE ADORABLE! I LOVE the outfit! :)

Virgit said...

so adorable and cute love it u are Gorgeous what a cute I'm so into peter pan collar right now kisses
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Diane said...

sharon you are too cute!!!

Schnelle Couture said...

such a cute idea! I love Madeline when I was little too! I'm definitely reading those books to my kids when the time comes.

CessOviedo said...

Omg! you look so so adorable! I grew up watching Madeline and always wanted to dress up like her, forget about the red hair when you have that lovely smile to go with it, love it!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Walk This Way said...

Suuuper cute costume Sharon!! You look so adorable :)

xx
Jenny

DiamondsandTulle said...

You sewed that up in one night?! Sooo cuute!!! Love it Sharon!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Pich and Roor said...

I LOOVE Madeline!! you look adorable & on top of that you made it ... so talented!!

fifi said...

adorable!!! xo

Shels415 said...

Totally darling costumes! Love it!

XOXO
Shels
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Yara Simón said...

I love Madeline. Good costume.

Lindsay said...

This is so cute!!! What a unique idea!

SassyUptownChic said...

Sharon, you do work well under pressure! This is so awesome girl!!! I loved the character Madeleine and you perfected it. LOOKS GREAT!!! Hope you're having a great day! :D
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Pop Champagne said...

you look adorable, totally love your costume idea!!

Laura said...

Very cute costume :)
I didn't disguised myself. Here not a lot of people do it.. only some kids.

xxx

seszen said...

wow! I really like your costume, it was great idea :)

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Lisa said...

Awww you costume is so adorable!! CUTE.

Love,
Lisa

Janice S said...

love the costume! as for elisha, that's his anyday look anyway!

Anonymous said...

OMG. Cutest costume ever. Can't believe you made it the night before. WOW.

XO Dee

sharon lei said...

@ Janice.. I totally agree. LOL.

Amanda Nguyen said...

cutest Madeline EVER!! and that's my all time fave childhood storybook!

<3Amanda
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laura said...

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! this is so CUTE! We love our bread, we love our butter, but most of all, we love each other! I heart Madeline!
♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

The Annachrist said...

Ahhhh!! I love your costume so! Very original too ;)

Anonymous said...

SO ADORABLE!

Allie said...

Sharon, you are too cute. I love the costume! Halloween is one of the main reasons I want/need to learn to sew.

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oneeyedrabbit said...

How funny. I just borrowed the book Madeline for my little one to read... Great costume!

Mae Lu said...

I KNEW you'd look totally frakking adorable! So is Eli! I love your guys' look.

HAPPY BELATED Halloween!

xx{ish}.,
Mae Lu @ ~thereafterish.!

M.W. said...

haha aww your so cutee~!

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FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

OMG Sharon you were the most amazing Madeline! Love this...xoxo

NRC♥ said...

I love this

NRC♥

Katherine said...

You look adorable! I love Madeline - what a sweet and creative idea!

jesdiep said...

thank you for your lovely comment :) i LOVE LOVE LOVE your halloween costume! madeline was one of my favorite cartoons growing up...so nice to revisit those memories, thanks to you :) <3 your blog

Jazzy E (Hivenn) said...

Super cute. x hivenn

canvasofculture said...

how cute!! lovely blog:)

xx
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mommamac said...

good job! elisha too!

Sarah Whitney said...

I LOVED Madeline when I was little, such a cute idea!

Pins, Needles & Fashion said...

OMG I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS COSTUME! Super cute. My favorite characters when I was younger :)

**OnYxStA** said...

you looks absolutely adorable!!!!

BLEURGH
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Meanz Chan (Koi Story) said...

Oh my gosh I love this! I've been wanting to be Madeline for Halloween for SO long. She has such a cute look, and you look AMAZING!! Your rendition is just impeccable dear :) Jealouss!