What to be for Halloween? Cowgirl? Indian? Fairy? As Daughter has grown, the answers have changed.
This year, when she saw the pile I collected for a costume, what she was most of all was SKEPTICAL.
Really, what was going to come of this orange bridesmaid dress, black lace dress, black skirt, garage sale bag of ribbon…and a pink doll’s hat? It was the hat that got her.
“Oh ye of little faith,” I said, “This year I am dressing you AS Halloween.”
First was the bad hat…a little help from spray paint, netting from the green dress makeover, and chickens…and, Ta-dah! A HAT!
The hat makes me wish there was a living being a millner these days. It is so much fun to take bits and pieces and CREATE!
The bodice was a good fit and I liked the length, but I wanted something quite a bit more dramatic. The cumberband was coming off anyway, so we removed it in earnest. And, replaced it with a black lace corset with white foundation that gives contrast and style.
Gores added to the side gave more fullness. The slit up the front with ruffles opened things up, too. Underneath went the top layer of the black skirt and some orange netting from my big pile of junk.
Shoulder decorations add interest, too.
When it all came together it was a Halloween-Steampunk-dress up dream…at least for me, but Daughter seems to think the dream came true for her, too.
Visit Refashion Runway to see more Halloween creations…it is such a good time to let imagination run wild.
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