I was Sally from the Nightmare Before Christmas!
I completely made my costume from plain fabric i bought at the fabric store.
First time I have ever sewed something together... no pattern either lol! I just laid out an old dress i had, and then cut the fabric to the shapes i wanted and pinned them together laying on top of the old dress. once i got the front and back assembled, i sewed the top shoulder seams together and then pieced the sides together with some black satin binding to hide the parts that didnt match up lol. then once it was all sewed together i used black material paint to add the designs on each section.
the stitches on my face, arms and chest were done with black liquid eyeliner and blue eyeshadow. the stitches on my legs were made on white thigh highs. I used a permanent marker, but to avoid having the lines seep through the fabric and stain my skin while i drew them, i wrapped my legs in wax paper, then put on the tights, and then drew the lines. Then i used the same eyeshadow to go over the stitches while i wore the tights. (i didnt wear the wax paper with the costume lol, only for prep) then i added the black&white stripped socks and black flats.
i tried making my own wig, but it ended up wayyyyy too heavy so i bought the disney wig at the last minute. it was too thin tho so i added extra yarn so you couldnt see the net through it.
Then to complete the costume, i carried a wooden spoon, a little jack doll, a basket with jars labeled frogs breath worms wort etc, and a bouquet of dead/black flowers in it..! i got sooooo many compliments, and quite a few older people asking if i was a gothic raggedy ann lol... *shrugs*
Another costume that I designed and helped make was for my coworker who was prego. she didnt like anything she found online or in stores so i found an idea online about a prego skeleton and we ran with it! i could never find a picture of what we wanted, so i used clip art bones and we traced them on to white felt. then we fabric glued them onto a black shirt and pants that she had.
and last but not least, my boyfriend and another coworker wanted to be lenny and squiggy from laverne and shirley. so we used the left over white felt to make the letters for lenny's jacket, and picked out the rest of their clothes to complete the outfits... not as much craftiness involved but everyone turned out great!!!