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! 🙂