My office has a costume contest every year, but I've never seriously participated. I've always put all my Halloween effort into my son's costume (usually at the last minute), so I've never had time to do something for myself.
Not this year! I went as Lisa Simpson!
It was still pretty last minute, however. I picked up some Ponte De Roma Knit Fabric fabric at my local fabric store, but they didn't have the bright orange I needed for Lisa's dress. Without time to shop around, I picked up a bottle of RIT synthetic dye and improvised.
Then came the cutting and sewing. I used this tutorial from the littlest studio.
The pattern and directions were super easy to follow. I think the dress ended up a bit tight to get off and on, but once it was on, it fit pretty perfect.
I purchased some white knee-high socks for my arms and legs and dyed them Simpson yellow, then cut off the foot seam for the arms.
I forgot to take progress pics, but the necklace is a string of wooden beads from my stash that I painted white, and the headband is made from felt with a cardboard core glued to a headband.
I even won second place in the office competition (darn you Black Widow!)!
Thanks for looking!