Way back in October 2009 I was working on tons of costumes for my work. We were putting on a carnival event and I decided that it just wouldnít suffice unless everyone was in costume, so I put myself to work.
I did all of this and more in under 3 weeks (with school on top of that) and was a bit rushed, so some of it is more makeshift than I would have hoped.
In general, I'm real proud though.
Ruffled shirt and bowtie/cummerbund: Thrifted
The jacket was thrifted and then altered to be a tailcoat, and the red collar, buttons and cuffs were added. Making regular jackets into tailcoats is a skill I think everyone should use!
So Iíll post a tute when I get the chance.
I don't have any good pictures of the tail part I added, unfortunately. I lined it in the same fabric as the cuffs and collar, and it is my favorite part!
Hereís another one with his hat:
The Amazing FishBoy! (Part fish, part boy, allllll man.)
Shirt: Altered thrifted sequined dress
This one was super last-minute.
His leggings are held together with staples because I didnít have enough time to sew them. o_O
The shorts have scales drawn on them with gold sharpie, he has green painted cardboard flippers and webbed finger gloves held together with hotglue. If I had more time, he would probably be a less riffraffy fishboy, but hey! I think it worked out!
The spectacular Jungle Girl!!!
This one was so much fun!
I basically went to a thrift store, got 4 different kinds of fabric (some shirts, some pants, a skirt), tore them up into long strips, and sewed all the strips together! Because one of the fabrics was stretchy, I didnít need a zipper or anything!
Bearded Lady = easiest costume ever.
1 hairy man
The mime ballerina!
I got the tutu at a thrift store, and sewed the halter top from a thrifted tuxedo shirt.
The over skirt was thrifted silky black and red fabric cut into trapezoids and then sewn together, alternating each color.
If I had more time, I would have put some elastic or a drawstring into the overskirt.
The Amazing Stilt Girl!
My coworker provided the talent, I provided the pants.
Stilt pants are actually really easy to make.
They are like PJís with really long legs!
I should have posted this all in October when everyone is in the mood for costumes, but... I didn't
I think carnies are good anytime of the year though!
Thanks for looking!