A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Cookie Policy | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.

Random Tip: You can organize your bookmarks into folders!  Read more here.
Total Members: 315,045
Currently Running With Scissors:
282 Guests and 17 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop
  Show Posts
Pages: [1]
1  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Candyland! on: November 09, 2009 09:39:34 AM
My friends & I planned on doing a Candyland theme for Halloween this year, for about a year. We made our costumes basically from scratch out of already owned articles of clothing, cheap, or borrowed.

I went as Princess Lolli!:: I found a yellow dress at Goodwill. I shortened the length & scalloped the bottom hem. I also lowered the neckline & cut off the ugly sleeves & shoulder pads. For the lollipops, I took fat quarters & cut 2 circles out of each one (4 colors, 8 circles total) & sewed them up so they would sinch. My aunt calls these yo-yo's. Then I glued the yo-yo's to painted popsicle sticks & stuck them to my dress! For my crown, I painted a stitching hoop yellow, & glued lollipop tree ornaments to it. My necklace & earrings were also tree ornaments that I made into the jewelry. I painted the wig purple & bought me some red flats & OUT GAME PRINCESS LOLLI!

My boyfriend went as King Kandy. He has the most intense costume of them all. I got a red long sleeve shirt & the gold skirt at Goodwill. I then cut white strips of fabric out of an old sheet for his skirt. I cut 8 circles out of the sheet & made yo-yo's. Then I just glued red pom-poms in each yo-yo hole. For his shirt, I just used gold glittery puffy paint on this shirt, to make it look like the characters shield. I found bubble wrap, that I painted purple & attached those to his forearms- as grapes. The shoulders were just fabric from the sheet, sewed & stuff & red duct taped. His hat & top of the septor were made of fabric, metal cookie containers & strofoam rings!
     Crown: Ring was wrapped in duct tape then put on the bottom of a plastic basket which I painted brown. Then I glued white fabric from the sheet (painted gold) to it & stuffed it with stuffing. I then glued on white fur to make it look like the frosting. Added some pom-pom's.
     Septor: Basically the same as the crown, except I did actually use a brown tin cookie can. I attached it to a closet dowl that I painted white & wrapped with duct tape.
Then he just wore white tights & his own shoes. & I borrowed the sequin fabric from my cousin for his cape! His costume had the most pieces & the most glue involved!
King Kandy w/ Princess Lolli::

Queen Frostine used an old prom dress & added white fur to make snow. Then she stuff the underneath with fabric & tulle. She used a wooden dowel as her septor & covered it in glitter & used a tree ornament on top. She bought the crown but added a few pieces. She bought the gloves & the wig, which she painted blue.

The boy: we just bought him a shirt at Goodwill & borrowed some overalls!
Gloppy: we found a sweet brown suit at Goodwill & then painted the dots on the tie.
Plumpy: he wore his own shorts, socks & his own shirt. I painted the suspenders green.
Ms. Mint: She added pink puffy paint to an already stripped shirt. Bought the tights & the tutus. The shoes, we added glitter & the laces. & then we just bought the sequin trim & used those as suspenders.

The whole group:
2  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: quick-n-easy no pattern dress on: January 05, 2009 11:24:11 AM
Very cute! I like it!! Did you use a pattern for this at all!?
3  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: Empty pill bottles?? on: December 10, 2008 01:44:31 PM
I used a few for Ice. I filled them with water (not all the way) & froze it. So it was an ice pack. When I would get shinsplints (OUCH) I would roll them on my shins. I would also but one on my nose to stop nosebleeds.
Plus, they don't take up to much space in the freezer. Any size would work!
4  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Wizard of Oz costumes on: December 09, 2008 11:38:29 AM
I would post them if I had them. We didn't have any of those. They people that were suppose to be the TinMan, Glinda & the Bad witch backed out Sad
5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Valentine's Day / Re: Deck of cards = awesome, easy, romantic gift! on: November 25, 2008 08:52:40 AM
OMG. This is such a cute cute cute idea. I LOVE IT.
I think I will be doing this soon Cheesy
6  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Wizard of Oz costumes on: November 25, 2008 08:45:24 AM
My friends & I made our costumes this year. Wizard of Oz theme. (We did have someone as the TinMan, Glinda, & Bad Witch, but they all backed out)  And in the pictures, were strutting down the street  Cheesy

Dorothy (ME):
I found a blue/white checkered table cloth at Goodwill for $1.99. Then I went to JoAnn's & bought a pattern, eyelets, ribbon & white tulle. The pattern wasn't a Dorothy pattern, it was just a generic pattern that I used to make the skirt & vest. I bought 6 yards of tulle.   I cut out the fabric using the pattern. Then I sewed together the skirt & vest. (I did have to take in the vest a little bit because it was big). I used the skirt to make the tulle, instead of using the pattern like it had asked for. I made the eyelets in the vest, which was so easy & then used the blue ribbon to tie up the vest.   I borrowed the basket from my Aunt which was perfect for Toto (my own stuffed animal) & my wallet. I added extra fabric to make bows for the basket & my hair.   I bought white tights at Target (a lot cheaper then from a Halloween store) & added more extra fabric to those.   I bought the tank top, that was the most expensive thing!  The shoes were an old white pair of heels that were really beat up & I would never wear again. So I painted them red & added TONS of glitter (the pic doesn't show them that glittery).

Britney found these overalls at Goodwill. She cut them up so she could add the tulle underneth. She also got the SHIRT & HAT at Goodwill too. She bought 12 yards of tulle as well, but Green, Orange, Purple, & Pink to match the shirt. She glued the tulle to the overalls instead of sewing them. Glued straw everywhere. & glued on extra red fabric randomly as patches. The tank top & Shoes were her own.

Hillary's costume was originally going to be made differently. She bought velvet fabric for the skirt as well as Brown & Gold tulle to put underneath it. Originally, she had found a tan leotard to wear as the top, but changed her mind because she didn't like how it fit. She ended up finding a cute brown corset for cheap, she could always wear again. She also ended up NOT adding the tulle under the skirt, which turned out okay. I used extra velvet to wrap around an old Devil's tail, added some of the brown & gold tulle on the end & she now had herself a tail! I sewed some ears out of the velvet, stuff them & glued them to brown barrettes she bought. Then she bought leg warmers & wore her own shoes & she was done!
Pages: [1]

only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search

Latest Blog Articles
Tute Tuesday: Altered Journal Page
Magic and Luck
Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Pasta Sauce

Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...

Follow Craftster...

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2018, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.