This week’s Reader ReFash is a fun bit of Halloween Costume Inspiration (HCI)! 🙂
Costumes are so much fun! But it isn’t very fun buying some cheaply-made plastic garb from Halloween Express. And c’mon…do you really want to be a sexy _____(fill in the blank with Cop, Cat, Tree, or Whatever else they’ve found a way to make “sexy”)? Why not get creative instead?
Kat totally gets it. 🙂 She began her costume quest with this dowdy housedress:
Ever since I was a child, I have loved The Wizard of Oz, so when I saw this housecoat in a dollar bin, I knew I had to make it into a Dorothy costume.
Let’s be honest, it was way too ugly to be left as is–even if I was only going to wear it as a costume. As I looked it over, I decided that the best course would be to cut the sleeves off, re-stitch the seams, and take in the sides. However, when I saw pinking shears in the sewing drawer, I thought of a much quicker route. I simply cut the sleeves off with the pinking shears and left them as they were.
I belted off my new dress to make it a no-sew refash.
Lastly, I added red shoes and Toto to complete the look.
Emerald City here I come!
Well done, Kat! You certainly managed to do a lot with one dollar!
Happy Halloween! 🙂
6 thoughts on “We’re Not in Kansas Anymore – Kat’s Darling Dorothy Costume!”
What a great idea – Dorothy, all grown up!
I would have put a white shirt underneath…
remove sleeves and add a belt and you just went from fromp to sexy.
this is truly the cutest transformation, I would wear the new version myself… keep it up but this one is a cute as a sweet summer dress can come. Love it, Just wanted to tell you how great a red belt will look and looked at the photo again, and there it was the modern slim red belt, Great Job.
What a great idea……cut the ruffle off and dye it …and you have a cute summer dress when you are done of it after Halloween……. You are very creative….