With just under a week to go until Halloween (one of my favorite holidays -- I'm still rubbing the blood off my arms from the "Carrie at the prom" costume I wore to a party last night), I'm declaring it "Costume Countdown" week. I'll be featuring vintage costume patterns every day until Halloween.
Today: SCI FI MADNESS!
I love this illustration. I like to imagine it's actually from a children's book, "The Littlest Spaceman," about an astronaut's son who takes dad's spaceship and lands on the Planet of Animals. As he shouts "I'm Lord of All I Survey!", Panda and Leopard bow compliantly, while Lion does a welcoming dance. Sadly, the Littlest Spaceman has led a sheltered life on the space compound, and doesn't realize that Rabbit and Carrot have other opinions. A coup's a coming, and it's not going to be pretty.
Now, no Sci Fi costume post could be complete without McCall's 8731, which any Star Wars fanatic should grab from PatternPeddler posthaste. It is -- hold your breath now -- an Ewoks pattern. OK, so some Star Wars fans may buy the pattern to burn it, but I'll take the cutesy Ewoks over Episode One any day.
I was excited to post this because I thought it gave me a valid reason to link to the Star Wars Holiday Special from 1978, until I remembered that that gem of television history featured Wookies, not Ewoks. I'm linking to it anyway, because you've never seen such a confused mess in your life. Poor Harrison Ford.
Finally, why limit Sci Fi wonderfulness to Halloween? Erin over at Dress A Day finished her Tetris Dress, and it's great! Here's a pic of the wonderfulness, but go to her blog to get the full story!