I made this costume by putting wire in the seams of the jacket and all the seams of the skirt (both around the bottom of the skirt and also vertically running up and down the seams) and bent them all in the same direction. I used 19 gauge wire. I used hot glue to add wire to a scarf. I turned an umbrella inside out and used hot glue to attach fake leaves to attach to the clothes and umbrella. I used wire and hairspray to keep my hair in place off to one side.
I used a paper mache mixture (water and flour mixture) and submerged newspaper in it and draped it over the side of a cup until it was dry and hard. I cut the top of a sock off and attached the newspaper to it with hot glue. I was able to put the sock on to my mid-calf to make it look like a newspaper had blown onto my leg.
by Michelle from Gnomeclothes
(West Lafayette, IN)
Homemade Raindrop Costume
I made this homemade raindrop costume for my daughter when she was 4 years old. I started with two large pieces of foam that I found at the fabric store. We were lucky enough to find this great shimmery blue fabric that was just perfect for the water effect.
I cut out a raindrop shape for the back, using two pieces of fabric, sewed those together and turned. I then cut one of the foam pieces and stuffed it into this “pocket”. I did the same thing for the front piece, except this time I cut holes for the face and arms. Again, I cut the foam to match the shape, cutting a hole for the face and arms. I had to hand stitch the face hole closed around the foam. I then hand stitched the front and back pieces together all around the shape, leaving a space open around the arms and also the bottom.
Mother Nature-My Mom made my dress from a Fair Maiden pattern. I decorated it w/ artifical flowers,twigs & leaves. I handmade my wreath w/ same flowers etc. Father Time- I made the cape w/ no pattern, I fitted it to him, trimmed w/ snowflake ribbon. Hair was a wig cut to fit back of a mask to make bald head.Made hourglass w/ plastic bottles and filled w/ salt. SandMan-Made to fit night shirt,pants and cap Jack Frost-Made the whole siut from a boys suit pattern,even the shirt, tie was an icicle ornament Easter Bunny- Made suit to fit no pattern,put wire in ears, foam nose w/broom bristles for whiskers. Cupid-Made one piece outfit to fit like feety PJ's w/ zipper up back , painted toes on,cloth diaper over, fairy wings and homemade bow/arrow. this will have to due , I tried to make it short and sweet so to not to use too many words.