The is my second alterations/reconstructed Halloween Costume.
An adult Dorthy from The Wizard of Oz.
(*I wore this once, three Halloweens ago, but I just made the alterations/reconstructed.)
This is the original costume on the box/bag. The model is wearing a petty coat, which wasn't included.
I added, lace trim to the sleeves (Which I had to open up for a normal persons arm size.)
To the give the skirt some more puff/fluff, I added some pleated trim.
The shoes were a bit tricky, for some reason all the shoe shops during the month of October were not selling red shoes -of any type.
So my last stop was the thrift store. Lucky and to my surprise I found some fabric dye-able shoes. They were already a light blue, which is fine as long as it wasn't a deep color.
Then with some tie-able Christmas bows, I hot glued each of them to the top of the shoe.
My next stop was the craft store, which I found some tubes of glue with red glitter already in it -so NO glitter mess.
!!FIRST - Before you start painting!! I did stuff and old sock or paper towels into the shoes so that no paint/glue gets in the shoe.
So I used an old paintbrush and squeezed some on the shoe and spread it out with the brush.
*Update* Now this glitter, the paint/glue spreads very thick. But the glitter is thin. I had to put many layers on.
+ I would get at least 3 tubes. One for each shoe and the third for touch ups.
As far as it coming off on your hands or clothes. When it's wet, you can wash it off with soap and water. Once dry on the shoes -It's not bad but they are mainly on your feet. When dry there is very little left on my hands but it's not that bad.
I do store them in a bag, when I am storing them in my costume/clothes/crafts closet.(Hope this NEW info helps.)
At the thrift store I was able to find a mini basket, which at the costume store I wasn't going to pay $25+ for. So with plenty of Christmas bows left over, I just tied one the bottom of both sides of the handle.
I did end up buying the petty coat, because the way the costume was designed -it looks floppy without it. So I am sure it was made that way so you'll buy it.
~Thanks for looking
Here is a link for my blog entry about making the shoes http://demiugic.blogspot.com/2011/10/thrifty-guide-to-make-your-own-dorthys.html