Each year I got to a crazy fun Halloween party in Detroit. It's a gala so think formal masquerade. This year I decided to go as a rain cloud.
I was inspired by this costume and knew I had to try and replicate it somehow.
I found this beautiful soft gray fabric and wanted to make a formal dress out of it. I used a pattern and it looked horrendous, so I ripped off the top and just made a simple tube top and sewed on the skirt from the failed project. The party was dark so the dress looked good and you couldn't notice the imperfections.
The hat is made out of a wire wreath frame that I crisscrossed with wire.
The clouds are made out of gray deco mesh, dark gray and light gray tulle.
The rain drops took the longest.
I bought a huge bag of rhinestones with flat backs. I then cut various lengths of fishing line. I used E6000 to glue the rhinestones back to back with a fishing line in between -- so they would look 3D. Each strand had these "water droplets" in various locations. For some strands, I attached a large acrylic drop-shaped crystal to the end. At the top of the strand, I added a kidney earwire so I would be able to hook it to the cloud. I then put each strand in their own plastic bag so they wouldn't get tangled.
I first attached the cloud to my head, using a crapton of bobby pins. I then attached each strand individually to the hat -- making sure they were evenly spaced around me -- and at different depths of the hat.
I loved this costume, but it was not for the faint of heart. I'm 5'1" and getting around was difficult because the hat stood out about a foot from each side of me. My head was sore at the end of the night because of all the bobby pins that were in my hair holding the cloud in place. I was amazed the raindrops did not end up in one big tangled mess at the end of the night.
I may wear this costume again this weekend -- so I'll post more photos since these are kind of dark.