Monday, October 29, 2012

How I made my Halloween Costumes Part 1

I made 4 Halloween Costumes this year and had so much fun doing it! I got my supplies mostly from the dollar store and the thrift store (Dollarama and Value Village to be exact), with a couple things from Walmart as well. The total amount I spent was less then $60, which is much, much less then it would have been if I'd bought the store-bought version of these outfits.

We were all Superheroes, Paul was Batman, I was Supergirl, G was Batgirl and M was Wonder Woman.



I thought I'd do a little run-down of each costume and how I made them. I'm going to divide this into four different blog posts so it doesn't get too long. I'll be posting them between now and Halloween.

First, Me as Supergirl.



Supplies

-Blue Shirt (Thrift Store) $5
-Blue leggings (Dollar Store) $2
-Red Flannel Sheet (Thrift Store) $3
-Yellow tube top (Dollar Store) $1
-Yellow felt (Walmart) - $4
-Red Tube Socks (Dollar Store) 2/$1
-Red Duct Tape (Dollar Store) $3
-Superman cape (on hand from kids costume trunk)

My original plan was to just wear Paul's shirt, but the fit wasn't right or buy a Superman shirt, but I couldn't find one in the right size online. However, I found a perfect colour of shirt at the thrift store, so I just bought that and made my own Supergirl-S.
The S:



 The yellow is yellow felt, and the red is duct tape. I made a sheet of duct tape back-to-back so it wasn't sticky, then traced an S on it and cut it out with an exacto-knife. The two pieces are hot-glued together, then hand-sewn to the shirt.

 The Skirt:

The red sheet was quite an awesome find, it made the whole thing easier. I  just cut a circle skirt out of the sheet and sewed it onto a stretchy yellow tube top I found at the dollar store.


I can't imagine anyone actually wearing this as a tube top, but it works really well as a belt on me! Since the sheet was flannel, I didn't even have to hem it.

The rest was just accessories. I found some blue leggings (technically, Supergirl doesn't wear leggings, but I'm too modest to wear such a short skirt by itself) red tube socks (pack of two! I used the other pair in the Wonder Woman costume), and a Superman cape that we happened to have in the kids costume trunk (though I would have probably had enough red sheet fabric to make a cape as well.

There you have it! Up next: Batgirl


2 comments:

  1. This is totally a fab costume for halloween/ I've been trying to find some nice and spooky Halloween costumes that I'll try this year's Halloween and thanks for your ideas, I found some inspiration.

    Cheers!

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