Halloween Countdown: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Shirt

Due to illness, it’s been well over a year since I’ve done any kind of crafty project. I miss crafting every single day! Although I’m not actually able to leave the house this Halloween, that’s no excuse not to try to make my own fun here!

My lovely cousin Alaine and I had a mini craft party so I could make an idea I had been pondering this past week: ATTACK OF THE KILLER TOMATOES SHIRT!

If you are not familiar with this fine film, it is a must-see for any B-movie fan.


So here’s my shirt. I could see people perusing the booths of horror conventions wearing a fine killer tomato face.


Here it is, stuffed with a pillow, looking all round and evil (I’m way too skinny to give it its rightful shape).


I found a random bottle of green hairspray in the house (jackpot, right?) so I thought I’d make my hair into tomato “vines.” This was a marvelous failure. I couldn’t get much color to actually come out of the bottle, so I ended up with splotchy green patches here and there, and a whole lot of compressed air shooting in my face.

Now look at the camera and say FAIL!

I also made a valiant, though completely unsuccessful, effort with the bathroom mirror to get a picture that showed me with the entire T-shirt. I couldn’t use flash due to the reflection, and without flash I couldn’t stay still enough to get a shot that wasn’t blurry enough to be considered bad conceptual art.

Oh well.

As you may remember from Rabid Mouse Attack, I really enjoy making cheap, cheesy horror costumes. Are you dressing up this year? Did you make a costume?

Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.


16 Responses to “Halloween Countdown: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Shirt”

  1. It makes me so happy to see that your illness hasn’t suppressed your Halloween spirit. As for your harsh self criticism, remember you could have been in the hospital and resorted to a doctor costume, which I once did as a child in the such a situation. And, most importantly, your lipstick is fabulous and perfectly applied.

    • shewalkssoftly Says:

      Thanks, R! I put on some makeup and thought “Holy crap, I’m still human! This is nice!” I feel so blessed to at least be out of the hospital and answering this comment! πŸ™‚

  2. Kelly Goles Says:

    You are just the cutest! I went to a party this weekend and I was so proud of my costume. I was Madeline Kahn as Mrs. White from Clue. I wore a black skirt and shirt, lots of fake pearls, a black wig, a hat with a black veil, and my favorite part- a noose that I fashioned myself πŸ™‚

    • shewalkssoftly Says:

      “Flames…on the side of my face…” is one of my FAVORITE quotes from an all time favorite movie. Brilliant, Kelly!

  3. I like it!! Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes was filmed in San Diego. Did you know George Clooney was in the sequel?

  4. thehumansarah Says:

    so funny

  5. ‘…a random bottle of green hairspray in the house…’ Hahaha, sounds like my bathroom cabinet!

    Cool tee – and gorgeous lippy: just my colour! -Nx

  6. Looks fantastic! Good job! I can convince myself that the green vines have been infected by a strange, blond fungal growth. I call that win!

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  7. Carrie Filetti Says:

    You are adorable!! Love you sweet sister OXOXOXO

  8. Loves it! And I have to admit that I think you are so so beautiful! πŸ˜€

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