I decided that this year I wanted to make the infamous Bjork Swan dress Halloween costume. I began about a month before Halloween. I bought 6 feather boas on eBay. I bought a tulle slip that was to my knees off of eBay. I then bought a yard and half of white felt from Jo-Ann Fabrics. I bought black and orange felt from Wal-Mart in the craft department. I then bought pillow stuffing.
I started by hand sewing 5 feather boas around the tulle slip. This took some time to do so plan for that. It was also a terribly messy project. Once I finished I started the swan head and neck part. I drew out the shape of the head and neck, then I laid my pattern on the felt that was doubled and I cut it out. So I ended up with two swan heads and necks. I then sewed them together and stuffed the whole thing. I left the stuffing out of the part that was going to lay on the back of my neck so that it would lay flat on my neck. It was hidden behind my wig. I pinned the widest part of the neck onto the tulle skirt from the inside so the pins were hidden. This way I could easily take it on and off. Then I took the last boa that I had and sewed it up the neck of the swan. I also hot glued some of that part to get the fly aways. Finally I bought a nude body suite and wore a tan tank top under that. I bought the wig at Jo-Ann's too.
I got a lot of compliments and everyone appreciated all the hard work that went into the costume.
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Halloween is my most favorite holiday and I wanted to have a unique costume that didn't cost a bundle and run the chance that someone else might be wearing it. I love Bjork and her music, so I decided to make her infamous swan dress.
First I bought a pair of white tights and stuffed them with some polyfil from the crafts store. (The same material they use in pillows, it is very inexpensive about $3.50 for an 8 ounce bag). I shaped the end of the tights to look like a swan head and I sewed on a beak with black and orange felt. Felt is also super cheap. I finished the swan's head by gluing on some rolly eyes.
For the skirt I bought a $5 white slip and a few feather boas and sewed them all around. I am personally not the best sewer in the world but this was very easy. I sewed the bottom of the tights to the skirt and wrapped a feather boa around it to hide the edge of the tights. To finish the look I wore a flesh colored shirt underneath, and sprayed my hair with black hair spray. A black wig would work as well.
And ta da! You are now Bjork. In the end I spent about $35 on this Bjork Halloween costume but if you already have some of the materials then it could be less.
I made the infamous Bjork swan dress for Halloween. It was super easy. I took the crinoline that I wore under my wedding dress and took off the top layer of fabric so the tulle was showing. I glued feathers to that and shortened it so that it would be the right length.
I wore a tan tank top to which I pinned a white feather boa. At the end of the feather boa I attached the head of the swan which I made out of an egg shaped foam piece, googly eyes, and black and orange felt. It was a cinch!
I wrapped the excess boa around my waist to cover up the elastic of the crinoline slip and voila! Throw in a black wig and you're Bjork-a-licious!
Total cost - Under $50 depending on what you have already around the house.