Homemade Female Rufio Costume
I made this female Rufio costume my first year of law school. I was in desperate need of a creative outlet, and I have always loved Halloween. I’m not a fantastic seamstress, so I started scouring local thrift shops and fabric stores for the pieces that I would need.
My list of materials is as follows:
- Target: Black Lame leggings
- Goodwill: Black T-shirt
- Plato’s Closet: Vinyl Jacket; jewelry; tan fuzzy scarf
- Joanne’s: Red fabric for the contrast fabric; wooden beads; plastic bones; Velcro; flower arranging materials that were on sale; hot glue.
- Boots that I owned
Basically I eyeballed the costume from pictures that I found online. I created the jacket by cutting up the one I had bought, lining it with red fabric, ripping that up, and then threading wooden beads onto the sleeves. I hand stitched the bones onto the shoulders and chest. For the plumage, I arranged the flowers I had bought and wrapped them with Velcro. I ran a stripe of Velcro down the inside of the jacket for security. For the collar, I cut up a tan scarf I had found and hot glued it to the existing collar. I then hot glued leaves onto it.
I made the little loin cloth by cutting out two red fabric pieces, ripping them, and then beading bones and wooden beads to the ends of the strips.
The boots I had and just tied on left over strips of red fabric.