It is a polyester black fabric with glittery skulls all over it....so much fun! So we used this amazing fabric for several things. First, I made the ties for the main groomsmen out of it..and one extra for my husband just for fun, but we ended up using that one extra for my father to wear the day of the wedding! I used an existing tie my husband had for the pattern. For the best man, we made a bowtie out of the fabric..so cute.
|from left to right: groomsman 1, groom, best man (see bowtie?), groomsman 2|
|My father, getting into the Halloween mood, behind us wearing the extra tie..also my dad is extremely tall....we aren't midgets even though it might look so here :)|
And what better way to make the groom stand out than by making his entire vest out of the fabric!! He wore a regular black tie but his entire vest was this sparkly fun fabric...he's such a good sport :) Instead of fitting a pattern to him, we used a vest that fit him and used that for the pattern. I also made it with an adjustable cinching in the back to make it easier to fit.
|the handsome husband|
After the ceremony he took his jacket off and the glitter rubbed off on guests and me all night!! It was awesome!
|good view of vest and of the bustle on my dress|
|Oh no! I'm a ghost!!! (and you can see the vest)|
|extreme closeup of the vest while not being worn|
I also made the ring cushion out of this fabric as well...I can do a tutorial on how I made it if you want, but it is just a pillow with a fabric covered button tufted in the middle with ribbon under it...but if it helps anyone, I can do it.
|cute picture of my little nephew (dressed as a monkey!!) the ring bearer handing the cushion over|
|good closeup of pillow with ribbon ties in wedding colors|
So what do you think? The men look pretty snazzy don't they???? The guys were all such good sports and wore the outfits well...and then really got into it with their costumes which were all fantastic...one groomsman even hand made his costume! Wait until you see it...it's pretty cool...