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« on: September 15, 2011 07:10:16 AM »

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 Cheesy


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
« Last Edit: October 05, 2011 01:53:47 PM by pixelcutie - Reason: Added link for making the Dorthy shoes » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2011 11:50:49 AM »

Wow what a great job! Which glitter paint did you use? I was walking down that aisle the other day and saw SO many options! You'll have to let me know Smiley Oh and how the paint wears after the first use, I've heard some leave some serious crease marks but others are ok!

Thanks for sharing!!
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011 06:56:18 AM »

Hi- Thanks for your question. I did update my post about the paint/glue glitter I used.
I hope this helps, thanks again for looking.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011 01:31:39 PM »

thanks for the update! def good to know Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011 12:55:57 AM »

Good job on the shoes....yours look way better and more authentic than the ones in the picture on the front of the costume.
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« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011 05:25:31 PM »

It looks great!
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2011 08:31:26 AM »

You did a great job.  Those shoes are great Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2011 05:50:47 AM »

Thanks for all of your reply's.

I am thinking of doing a detailed tutorial for making your own "Dorthy's Ruby Slippers"
It was fun when I made them, I'd like to share how I did it  Cheesy
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