Being the night before the big Halloween party and being costumeless wasn’t really that worrisome.
So after updating my status to, “I Don’t Have a Costume But- I have a Glue Gun!” I set to work.
I had purchased only two things. A pair of cheap children’s halloween wings from the dollar store- and some long feathers. Purple and black.
Now what was I going to do with this? So first I tried the wings on. I suddenly wished I spent the 7$ to buy the bigger wings – but I skimped, being broke. No problem – I turned the wings upside down and glued the feathers on top to make it appear as if they were longer. I filled in the empty pockets with parts of a boa I had left over from my friends’ bachelorette party.
I then attached the wings to a “shawl” to drape over my shoulders- so that the wings would “sit right”. The shawl was actually the bottom of a baby doll dress. I now had the bra part of the baby doll to work with.
AHA. Bras fit on your head. TA DA. It became a hat by sewing the cups together. Not having used pink thread- I realized I could hide my sewing (and further decorate) by sewing on sequins. Once this was done, I realized that at the back of the “hat” where the bra came together it created a perfect little loop – for me to glue my feathers into – to give myself that show pony look.
Donning a blue wig (also left over from the bachelorette party) I realized that I needed pony ears. So I taped together toilies- folded with pink craft paper inside – and then safety pinned this to my bra hat.
The strap of the bra I left on the tie in a little bow around my head.
My “pony bum” was a random piece of white shiny material that I had laying around. I safety pinned a fluffy feather duster to my backside. Remembering that I had saved a sequined gold star off of a headband I upcycled- I then decided to safety pin this to my hip – like a my little pony.
The night of- I decided to dip my fingers in my mom’s blue/grey/sparkly eye shadow and smearing it all over my face until it turned silver. I made a rainbow eyeshadow design around my eyes and drew extended eyelashes. I added stars and hearts and dots with eyeliner.
And for a final touch- just because I brought a string of ribbon with no idea what I would do with it- I wrapped it around my face to create the show-pony muzzle. I kind of felt like Lady Gaga or something.
It was probably the funniest costume I ever made- I ended up taking home the title “Funniest Costume” with a treat bag of candies. It just goes to show you what a little creativity and a glue gun can create.