REPOST:: HALLOWEEN COSTUMES!


Left to right: Katy Perry (California Gurls), Gilly from SNL, Nerdy Katy Perry (T.G.I.F), Mime, Nerd

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  It is something that I think about all year to figure out what costume I'm going to make! Here are some of my favorites that I've made in the past, hopefully they will give you guys some last minute ideas. Oh! and stay tuned to see what I am going to be this year!!

1920'S FLAPPER

Materials needed:
sequin elastic
boa
pearls
fishnet tights
mary jane shoes
sewing machine
hot glue gun
pins
scissors

Sewing:
Follow the dress sewing instructions found here.
As far as the fringe on the bottom of the dress goes just hot glue that on. 
If you want you can also glue on the gold notions that I added last year.

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INDIAN

Materials Needed:
Feathers
Fake Suede Fabric (brown and tan)
Ribbons

Sewing:
Follow the dress sewing instructions found here, just make your sleeves a little longer.
Out of the brown fabric cut a long strip for your belt. Also cut a square out for your neck and cut a circle in the middle.
Using your glue gun, glue your colored ribbon onto it in the design you want.
Cut fringe on the bottom of the dress and the sleeves as well as the neck piece.

(of course I made Roxy an outfit... moccasins and feather included)

 Unfortunately the guy costume is much more difficult to explain..
 I would recommend using an Indian pattern.
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LADY GAGA

Materials Needed:
Pleather Leggings (one in your size, the other in the largest size you can find.)
Wig
Black Belt
Black Boots
Black Poster board
Scissors
Hot glue gun

Sewing:
Taking the larger leggings, cut right at the crotch line so it will make a tube top.
Cut a piece from the legs and attach to your shoulder.
Take another piece and sew together to make a doo-rag.

Crystals:
Using this guide I made origami crystals out of the poster board.
Hot glue shapes onto doo-rag, shoulder, and belt.
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CLEOPATRA AND JULIUS CAESAR

Materials Needed:
2 White t-shirts
2 White bed Sheets
Maroon Silk fabric (yards depending how tall the guy is)
Gold fabric (1 yd)
Black fabric (1 yd)
Turquoise fabric (1/2 yd)
Hot glue gun
Velcro
Gold sequin elastic
Gold string beads
Elastic
Safety Pins

Sewing:
-Cut strips of gold fabric to make wrist cuffs and belts.
-Fasten them together with velcro
-Drape sheets over like a dress or skirt and fasten with safety pins.
-Cut black fabric into a circle for your neck and decorate how you want with gold and turquoise fabric.

Head Piece:
HIM: cut gold leaves out and glue onto elastic.
HER: cut strands of gold beads out and glue to gold sequin elastic. Cut a snake shaped head out of gold fabric and place in center of head piece.

As far as makeup goes, there is a great video tutorial by Kandee Johnson you can watch here.
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MIME

Materials Needed:
Striped Tights
White gloves
Striped shirt
Hat
Red Neckerchief
Suspenders
Stage Make up

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KATY PERRY (Candyland)

Materials Needed:
Pastel colored Fabric (1/4 yd each)
Elastic
White corset
Wig
Light pink tights
Costume Jewelry
Beads
Cotton balls or batting

Sewing:
For the skirt, follow this tutorial.
For the candy corset I made each one individually and then hand sewed it on, so it is hard to explain how to make each of them. I also Hand sewed on little pastel beads to give it a little more "bling".



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