I have started my Halloween display, a Halloween Beauty Pageant.
This lady is the beauty contestant from the North Pole.
To create her, I started with a stuffed snowman. Then made a garland of silk poinsettias, and sewed them to her head as 'hair' (at this point her hair is not complete). Her skating outfit is made from about 2-inch wide shiny green fabric strips, braided to create the bodice, and left to dangle down to form the skirt.
I will tweak her further as I have more of the contestants made. (The fellow in the background is "The Baron", he's holding some of the trims for me while I work.)