KCW: And… Costumes Done!

I actually finished this whole thing Saturday. We were going to do the haunted walk in Prospect Park that afternoon and the girls wanted to wear their costumes.  Or rather, I wanted them to be able to wear them.  So I hustled and finished everything that morning.

E wanted to be the young Maleficent from the movie.  Like this.

We found some black wings in a store and went for those.  The real ones are gorgeous but way too unwieldy for trick or treating.

_MG_8295

For the dress, the Oliver + S Roller Skate dress was an almost perfect match. It just wasn’t long enough.  I lengthened it 10″, following the original line.  In hindsight, I can see that I should have made it wider at the bottom too. It’s a wee bit narrow.

_MG_8246

For the feather trim, I hot glued feathers to some tulle.  Burned my fingers too.  Then I sewed my trim to the neckline and sleeves.  It isn’t very well sewn because the glue was gumming up my needle but I plan on removing the trim after Halloween anyway.  Then, she can wear the dress whenever she wants.  E would like to keep the trim but well, it isn’t exactly machine washable…

_MG_8261

_MG_8278

For the horns, I used a headband, paper cups (I cut them shorter), aluminum foil, and black duct tape.  The paper cups placed upside down gave me a base and I molded the aluminum foil on top of them to get the right shape (roughly).  Then, I wrapped them with the duct tape and attached them to the headband with it as well.  I think I’ll add a barrette to it before Halloween though.  The headband tends to slip around but it’s too thick for bobby pins.

_MG_8267

And now, there’s nothing I have to do! I get to pick my project! How exciting is that?

_MG_8268

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Posted in Sewing
5 comments on “KCW: And… Costumes Done!
  1. MJ Hanson says:

    Amazing! You did such a great job!

    Like

  2. Abigail says:

    Wow! That’s great!

    Like

  3. […] Remember E’s Halloween costume? […]

    Like

I love reading your comments! I will try to respond to every single one.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

2014 Sewing for Children Contest Inspired Us Thursdays: Sew Needle Stitch Hook, a link party of fiber arts. | The Inspired Wren Flip This Pattern Father's Fantastic Five
%d bloggers like this: