My daughter’s disco theme was twins. We come up with the idea of Gemini (the star sign) which represents twins. It just so happened that I had some material in the cupboard - white dance time satin and some gold. I had been shopping the week before and I saw this fabric on sale (as a lover of sewing I just had to buy it knowing I would find some use for it eventually).
I made a large rectangle for the bottom and a smaller rectangle for the top. I gathered the top so the girls could show a little bit of cleavage and added elastic in the back to gather the dresses in. For the straps I cut all the gold fabric into 1-inch wide strips, sewed three strips together across the top and did lots and lots of plating.
The girls were really happy with their Greek homemade costumes. Someone has already asked if they can borrow it for a toga party.
My husband and I had a really hard time thinking up a costume last year, but we decided at the last minute to be a Greek God and Goddess. We went to WalMart and bought white sheets, leaves from the floral section, and gold rope from the craft section. When we got home, we cut the sheets and draped them over ourselves and pinned them where necessary.
My husband wore a plain white t-shirt under his. We added the gold rope as accents. Then we used a hot glue gun to adhere the leaves to a headband for my husband, and I used bobby pins to secure the gold leaves in my hair. We also wrapped leaves around the sleeves on my husband's shirt. I had a gold necklace and I removed the charm to put it on my homemade Greek costume.
Overall, this was a super easy and relatively cheap costume!
This Homemade Athena Greek Goddess Costume is made of 7 yards of draped fabric, a vinyl wrapped piping snake detail on the aegis with green crystal eyes, all hand stitched.
The pendant around her neck is a image of an ancient gorgon carved with an Xacto-Knife from clay then baked and hand painted. The helmet made of wire form to shape to the head, paper mache to smooth the surface, cardboard for the detail on the top, the mask was store bought, cut and manipulated then attached with 2 acorn nuts and mini bolts, and finished with 3 coats of Liquitex, bronze acrylic paint.
Hope you enjoy my creation!
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