greetings all you beautiful craftsters out there!
i hadn't dressed up for halloween in some time.....but when i heard about one of my favorite bands (shout out to all you panic fans!) was going to be playing in New Orleans, LA I knew i had to create my own costume
so i set out to the thrift store looking for inspiration......
i found a great flowly skirt & t shirt set....it still had the tags attached (score!) it was only $8.00 for the set. The cashier said it was a shame I was going to harvest this "beautiful" outfit for fabric. Little did she know I was about to give the hideous cheeta print a better life.
check the lovely sash out that went through the belt loops of the skirt
with a cut, cut here and a stitch, stitch there........
the basic construction entailed pants & a tube top connected at the hip.
THe tube top part was salvaged from the T-shir....Ii created a casing above the bust for some no roll elastic....
The skirt was used to create the pants all around the hips to create a bubble-hem-ish draping in the front I did about 6 rows of smocking/shirring.
I resued the patch style pocket from the shirt & attatched to the pants.
I even resued the shoulder pads! I simply safety pinned either pad to a deadlock on either side of my head for my ears
My tail consisted of the elastic waistband fron the skirt. It was light weight & moved easily.
My arm warmers were created from the necklines of the front & back portion of the T shirt.....It worked out well because the neckline of the T had ribbed binding....
its kinda hard to see the smocking, but its there
here I am doing some warm up dance moves before the concert in my hotel room
i was super pleased with the overall outfit. Plus it was SUPER comfortable & easy to dance in.
Thanks guys, I love you all!