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Coolest Dia De Los Muertos Costume 12

by Elizabeth M
(New Orleans)

Coolest Dia De Los Muertos Costume 12

Coolest Dia De Los Muertos Costume 12

Coolest Dia De Los Muertos Costume 12
Coolest Dia De Los Muertos Costume 12
Coolest Dia De Los Muertos Costume 12
Coolest Dia De Los Muertos Costume 12

I love Halloween and find it my own personal challenge to hand make all my costumes. This year I wanted to create a Victorian "La Catrina" Day of the Dead costume.

I began by crocheting the collar from a vintage pattern found in the fall 2011 "Crochet Traditions" magazine. I added several more rows than the pattern to make it bigger and sewed on beads and velvet ribbon to tie it around my neck.

I luckily found the fabric I wanted on sale for only $5 a yard! I bought a pattern to make the bodice, but changed the sleeves and neckline.

I made the bustle by taking pillow, folding it in half, and sewing the ends together. Then I put a belt through the center and strapped it around my waist.

I put the bustle on a dress form and made the layers of skirts by draping them on the form until I liked it, and pinned everything where I wanted it. There is an underskirt that can be seen in the front that has fringe sewed to it, a skirt that snaps over this one in the back that has the train, a small ruched layer in the front and a layer on top of the bustle. Each of these layers snaps to the one below it.

I bought plain black elbow length gloves and painted the skeleton onto them actually with house paint and detailed with crayons.

The hat was a pirate hat that I bought, but removed all of the ribbon on it and snipped the sides so it would lay flat. I then added fabric and flowers to decorate it.

I dyed white fake cobwebs grey with paint and draped it all over the Dia De Los Muertos Costume.

The make up I designed and applied myself. I hope you like it!

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Awesome!!!
by: Anonymous

Absolutely awesome!!! I can't believe it's homemade but it is so unique! The makesup looks professional. Great Job!!!

Thanks!
by: liz Mills

Thanks!

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