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October 26, 2006

Only Me

I got an email yesterday that said the shipment of my Salt Shaker Costume was voided. Not knowing what exactly that meant, I called the place I ordered it from today. He looked up my order and said that the shipment was damaged.

Me: What do you mean the shipment was damaged?

Rep: It says here that we attempted to contact you and that UPS damanged the shipment.

Me: I ordered that 2 weeks ago and no one has contacted me.

Rep: I'm sorry ma'am. And it says here that was our last one, we are sold out.

Me: How damaged is it?

Rep: says here that the UPS truck ran over it.

Ugh! Fuckers!

I've been all over Atlanta today looking for that costume with no luck. I've looked online. Most places are sold out and the ones that have it, I can't get it delivered on Saturday (which is when I'm supposed to wear it).

So I don't know what I'm going to do yet. I'm contemplating trying to make it. The picture doesn't look that difficult.


But if I can't make it, I'm not sure what to go as. I don't know anyone at this part other than the 2 I am going with, and I am not creative one bit!

I swear, this kind of shit only happens to me!


The costume is completed! 3 different sized cross stitch/quilting loops, tons of felt, some costume material. Morrigan and I with 3 hours of time, drinks and hot glue.

Looks great! Will post details and pictures soon.

Posted by Sissy at October 26, 2006 09:57 PM | TrackBack

Here's a cheap and dirty homemade version:

Make a cardboard circle sprayed silver with small circles on top (the shaker holes) with elastic under your chin (secured by staples to the cardboard) for a hat.

Big white plastic trash bag OR if you're feeling crafty, a white sheet (stitch up the sides some, leaving arm holes). Cut a hole for the head (and armholes in trashbag), and add the S.

To hold out the bottom of the skirt, unhook a wire hanger and make a big circle (will probably take 2 hangers) and roll the hem of the skirt around the wire loop. Secure with good damn glue, or stitch. You can also use a hula hoop in the hem if you like, but it will be bulkier and not adjustable.

My choice would be using a white, flat, twin sheet.

Good luck.

Posted by: caltechgirl at October 27, 2006 02:11 AM

Call me if you decide to do it and you get stuck!

Posted by: caltechgirl at October 27, 2006 02:11 AM

Caltech has the right idea. Remember Mo one year went as a can of Budweiser (hat was the pop-top opener).

Posted by: h~ at October 27, 2006 11:16 AM

Hopefully your costume will be more comfortable than the one shown in this post. I mean, that poor model looks like it's...ummm...chafing.

Posted by: zonker at October 27, 2006 07:10 PM

I'm not so creative. Mo got that gene from my Mom. Holy crap. i know there are stories in this. I'm calling Mo tomorrow.

Oh and add that to our UPS collection...

Posted by: Bou at October 27, 2006 09:51 PM

You always could go as the Morton Salt girl...

BTW: Congrats on the Cards being World Champs!!!

Posted by: That 1 Guy at October 27, 2006 10:57 PM

YAY! I can't wait to see how it came out! The cross stitch hoops was a genius idea!

Posted by: caltechgirl at October 28, 2006 01:17 AM