Hi, folks. This is my first post to this forum. Sorry about the links to the pics - maybe I'll have enough posts for my next Halloween costume to get pics posted.
I made this costume for Halloween last fall, but didn't learn about Craftsters until November. I sheepishly admit that I am pretty proud of this one. I purchased the fabric for $1.60 a yard for both the cape and the dress. The expense came with the leaves. I bought them at 90% sales from the craft stores, but it ran me more than I would have liked.
the pattern is a McCall's costume piece. Very disappointing. I have to recut and alter it three times. The cape I winged.
I stenciled maple leaved in a gradation of three colors on both the dress and the cape. I also sprayed gold leaf silhouettes, but they didn't come out as well as I would have liked.
then I hot melt glued ( a girl's best friend) all the leaves on. The head wreath is one of those center pieces you can get around thanksgiving time, as are the arm pieces - candle holders.
I took an old plain mask, and glued the leftover leaves on it for the last touch.
I hope you like it. I had a great time making it. And I only wore it once. Too bad.
Oh, and here is a really old costume I made for Mardi Gras many many years ago. I'm surprised I could still fit in it! I bought a 90's green velvet jacket and purple skirt from the thrift store. I added cheap beads to the skirt and shoulders, and found an old piece of lame hanging around. I picked up the mask at a halloween store and added the beads and bows. But the beads and bow are too heavy so the mask tilts to one side. Lesson learned.
I hope you like seeing Autumn as much as I liked making it.