Bat Costume in Purple and Dark Grey

A bat costume consisting of a dark grey dress with long sleeves, a square neckline and a full skirt that reaches to mid-thigh. Up and down the sleeves, and on the hem, are small floral patterns, there's purple lace at the wrists and shiny purple ribbons running from the waist to the hem. Over this is a purple satin bodice with a split purple satin skirt that reaches partially down the grey underskirt and small purple ruffles at each shoulder. The bodice is open in front, and laces over a reddish-purple and pink patterned panel. The costume has little black bat wings with purple accents, as well as black and purple bat ears on a black headband. The stockings reach above the knee and are vertically striped in pink and reddish purple, with purple lace at the top and shiny black shoes.Click for larger version (PNG); click for PDF version. Click here for the list of dolls.

So way back in May, Nikki won a contest for guessing that my great-grandfather was born in Alaska. She wrote:

I’d like the bat costume (http://lianaspaperdolls.com/2010/10/09/halloween-10-day-7-black-and-white-cute-bat-costume/) colored in dark grey (almost black) and shades of purple. Where the colors go and if there is a pattern is totally up to you. I just really want to see that outfit colored and purple is one of my favorite colors.

… And then I completely forgot about it. Completely. I am so sorry, Nikki, it was truly thoughtless of me and I apologize for making you wait so long. If it’s any consolation I went all out in the coloring. I think it turned out to look really cool, and I really hope you think so too. Briana, thank you for reminding me, I had forgotten all about it.

I’ll do another contest at some point in time, and this time I won’t make anyone wait half a year!

17 thoughts on “Bat Costume in Purple and Dark Grey

  1. Awesome. The coloring looks great, you outdid yourself! What I would love to see sometime is the Poison Green Mermaid Gown in whites, as a wedding dress. Mermaid wedding dresses are so pretty! :D

  2. I hope Nikki loves it as much as I do, because this costume’s adorable! I think I would’ve worn this back in high school at some point on Halloween. Definitely very cute!

  3. I am sure the contest winner must be pleased. Very, very nice. I love the embellishment on the sleeves, skirt, and stockings!

  4. So, I have to comment that I think it is nearly spooky in and of itself that so many paperdollers are connected to alaska in some way. Your grandfather was from there, paperthinpersonas grew up there, and I (paperdollgarden.com) live in alaska right now. Does that strike you as odd?

  5. Thanks everyone! I hope Nikki likes it too, she hasn’t posted so far and her e-mail address didn’t work :/

    Emma, I like to keep suggestions for coloring black-and-white outfits to when I have contests, sorry!

    Rebekah, that is kind of an interesting coincidence — I wonder about the other paper doll bloggers? Maybe someday we’ll all trek up there for the first Paper Doll Blog conference :)

  6. I should not count myself as a paper doll blogger, because I have posted like 20 things, but I don’t think I have a connection to Alaska…

    The bat costume is adorable! I love the colors.

  7. I have never been to Alsaska, I live in Connecticut, and my parents are thinking of buying a weekend home in Rhodde Island… But the whole Alaska thing is stange!

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