I enjoy nothing more than re-purposing old things into a Halloween costume. The cheaper and more homemade the better. For me, it's a fun creative challenge. While looking for last year's Halloween costume at Goodwill, I found the basis for this year's costume: this green dress. With my red locks, I'd always entertained the idea of going as Miss Frizzle from the Magic School Bus, but I needed the right dress, preferably a shirt dress with a flared skirt. Once I found it, I knew it would be easy to add the right embellishments with felt and a glue gun. Here's my step by step:
What you'll need:
- Hot glue gun and glue
1. Google some science images and trace them from your computer screen onto a sheet of paper.
2. Create two sets of tracings for each image and cut them out. One will be the outline of the main object and one will be used to cut out the details.
3. Trace the outline and details for each object onto felt and cut them out. Use a hot glue gun to secure them.
4. Layout your dress and arrange the objects until you're happy with them. Use the glue gun to affix each object to the dress. Repeat the same for the back.
That's it and you're done! I still need to find a stuffed animal iguana to wear on my shoulder. I may also try to make some earrings if I have time. What are you dressing up as this Halloween?