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