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« on: September 30, 2007 11:40:05 AM »

Hey all! I need help thinking up some ideas for my Halloween costume. I want to be a nymph or a fairy good or bad. But we recently sold the dress I was going to wear. I can sew and crotchet. I have a goodwill store near by. I thought about buying a n old homecoming/prom dress and cutting it off at about knee length. I'm just not sure what to do.

  I Want this costume to really POP! Any Ideas? Help much appreciated!
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2007 02:45:15 PM »

youd probably get more replies if you posted this over in the halloween board under "occasions and holidays".... all kinds of ideas over there!!

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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2007 01:44:37 PM »

I think you've got some great ideas to start with!  I think the thrift store prom gown/bridesmaid dress is a good foundation.  Especially if you can find green AND a full skirt and puffy sleeves.  I would do a tattered hem line and then I would put slashes in the sleeves with a coordinating sheer fabric underneath. 

Also, I just read an article on using fabric flower petals.  YOu could use the petals like bead and "string" them on a length of satin cord like a long garland that could become a long necklace type thing.  Also, glitter on all your cut edges on the dress and the under fabrics.   Then you need to think about wings!  Check out this tutorial from Simplicity:  http://www.simplicity.com/index.cfm?page=section/classroom/sewprojects/wings/wings.cfm

Good luck- I can't wait to see what you come up with!
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« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2007 12:19:17 AM »

oooh I love fairy costumes.  Grin i was one last year but my costume was very last-minute and simple (blue dress, painted cardboard wings, and glittery eyes).

you'll definitely need wings, and this looks like a pretty simple way to take care of those.
as for the actual costume, you could make a sa-weet and simple skirt out of tulle, maybe hit it with some adhesive and glitter. maybe a matching colored leotard for the top with some flutter sleeves made from the same tulle as the skirt.

when i'm looking for costume guidance, i usually use the google image search to see what i can find and how i can adapt that to what i can do. best of luck!!

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« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2007 11:30:46 AM »

walmart has tons of wings for pretty cheap, and as for the dress part, i am a big fan of your first idea, getting an old prom or wedding dress and cutting it off.  I have recycled dresses for 2 of my daughters fairy/princess costumes, i also have dyed them, i just filled the tub with the hottest water possible and poured in the dye, that way the dress can be flat and the color pretty evenly distibuted, keep in mind some fabrics take dye differently(MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A PORCELAIN BATHTUB...not sure if it stain the fiberglass or whatever tubs are made out of), last year i made her skirt by sewing layers of tulle together... like 15 layers Undecided, she loved it.

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