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Costume Palooza Episode 2 ~ Scooby Doo + The Ultimate Nickelodeon Theme Mash Up Dance Video!

Helloooooooo all you wonderful people!! ๐Ÿ˜€

As I write this, it is raining really heavily outside and it is dark and overcast even though it isn’t that late in the evening…which makes it even more perfect for this post! ๐Ÿ™‚ Today I’ll be sharing with you the next installment of Costume Palooza, plus a new dance video that I’m super excited about! ๐Ÿ˜€

I hope that you all enjoyed the first post in our new Costume Palooza series! ๐Ÿ˜€ I really had fun making the Avengers come to life in doll form, and I can’t wait to show you what else I have in store.

Today, however, our theme is one that I have known for quite literally as long as I can remember….

Scooby Doo! ๐Ÿ˜€

Yes, I know that it may sound a bit corny…but honestly, when is anything on this blogย not corny? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anywho, I have grown up on the Scooby Doo crew, in its various versions. In fact, I remember when I was about 5 or 6 watching THISย episode (yes, I DID google it ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and getting so scared of the whole phone ringing/vampire thing that I had to have a grappling party with my brothers (which was for some reason what we called it when I slept on the floor inย my brothers’ room).

Yeah, I’m not quiteย thatย scared of Scooby Doo anymore, but I do love all its versions over the years, especiallyย What’s New, Scooby Doo?ย (the theme song is my JAM! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) and the more recentย Scooby Doo! Mystery Incorporated.ย 

Also, it’s really bizarre, but there is a house in my neighborhood (which is a really average neighborhood) that owns the Mystery Machine van. I’m not kidding you–they own a replica of the Mystery Machine that I see parked there all of the time. Also, the guy that I saw pulling it into their garage one time had blonde hair and was wearing a blue and white, so it is highly possible that Fred lives in my neighborhood! ๐Ÿ˜‰ (I’m only sort of kidding ๐Ÿ˜› )

ANYWAY! ๐Ÿ˜€ On to the costumes! Keep reading to see how I made these outfits, or skip down to see the accompanying video and photo shoot! ๐Ÿ™‚

Starting off with Shaggy, I knew that I wanted Dexter to cosplay him. Compared to the Dollvengers outfits that we made in the first Costume Palooza post, the Scooby Doo gang’s clothes are a lot simpler.

Shaggy’s look has stayed pretty much the same over the years, except for one thing: the color of his pants. They shift from reddish brown to khaki brown to tan through the various versions, so I went with my favorite, which were the khakis.

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For the pants, I used DGRequiem Art’s Ever After High Boy Basics Pattern (which I HIGHLY recommend), and some khaki fabric scraps. I did alter the pattern a bit, however, by widening the leg at the bottom.

The shoes are some loafers from a Ken fashion pack, and I freehanded the shirt using performance fabric.

Ta da! ๐Ÿ˜€

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For Velma, I used the only Ever After High doll that I own with brown hair…Briar Beauty! ๐Ÿ™‚ Even though she has the pink streaks and the pretzel twist, I think it stillย works, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

Velma has had a pretty constant look over the years, which makes my job a lot easier!

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I freehanded the skirt and sweater using stretch performance fabrics, but if you wanted to do something similar, I recommend My Froggy Stuff’s Custom Mabel Pines Doll video.ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Her socks are just simple tubes (the fact that the performance fabric is veryย stretchy made them conform to her legs really well), and the shoes are from Ghoul Fair Elissabat.

Finally, I added Dexter’s signature glasses, and here you go! ๐Ÿ˜€

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For Daphne, I knew I wanted to use Holly…the red hair is perfect! ๐Ÿ™‚ Daphne has had a few basic dress alterations over the various series, but I decided to go with the most iconic one, which sports a green ascot. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I free handed the purple dress using performance fabrics (I used the same method as on Velma’s sweater), and the pink tights are actually just tubes that slide under the dress. Her ascot and headband are strips of performance fabrics, and her shoes are from Ghouls’ Night Out Rochelle Goyle.

And…voila!

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Finally, I chose Alistair for Fred. Perfect, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Fred has had some different outfits, including a striped shirt that is not my favorite… ๐Ÿ˜‰ I ended up going with the classic white and blue shirt with the orange ascot.

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I made Fred’s shirt using DGRequiem Art’s EAH Boy Basics Pattern, and I would have used it for the pants, too, except I happened to find a pair of Ken jeans that looked great to me! ๐Ÿ™‚ I made the shirt with a blue collar, then I added a little orange ascot knot sewn to the front. For his shoes, I painted a pair of Ken shoes brown.

Aaaand…ta-da! Now let’s go make some traps. ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Incidentally, I LOVE how Fred is so obsessed with traps in Mystery, Inc.)

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Unfortunately, I don’t have a video/trailer for this episode of Costume Palooza, BUT I do have a super fun photo shoot AND a dance video that I’ll explain below the photos!

At the moment, however, enjoy these group pictures of the Scooby Doo Gang! ๐Ÿ˜€

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It’s no secret around here that I love dancing…I actually work as a square dance caller quite often, and I also have been clogging (it’s like tap dance ๐Ÿ™‚ ) for about 8 or 9 years.

I also LOVE Nickelodeon cartoons.ย My brothers and I literally grew up on Nickelodeon cartoons, and I still watch them on a regular basis. ๐Ÿ˜‰ The funny part is that we never had cable TV, so some of my favorite childhood memories are of me and my brothers watching Fairly Odd Parents and Spongebob Squarepants at my Nana’s house. ๐Ÿ™‚

For this dance, I mashed together parts of my favorite Nickelodeon (and Nick Jr) cartoons from over the years, and then choreographed them with my favorite clogging steps….enjoy! ๐Ÿ˜€

I hope had as much reading and watching as I did writing and filming! ๐Ÿ™‚

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XOXOXO,

Grace

P.S. “And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for you meddling dolls.” ๐Ÿ˜‰

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