I was looking online for creative Halloween costume ideas and stumbled on a picture of a lady who was a Mail Order Bride. She was wearing a wedding dress and stuck stamps all over the dress. I thought that is a great idea, and original. No one does mail order bride for Halloween. So I thought it would be awesome to make a Homemade FedEx Mail Order Bride Costume out of envelopes!
I told my mom this: I want a corset top that laces up in the back, a full tea length skirt, and a veil with lace and bubble wrap; then I handed her a stack of Fed Ex envelopes and said here is your fabric. She is a very experienced seamstress so she had no problem bringing my idea to life, and EXACTLY how I wanted it!
To finish the costume, I made a bracelet and necklace out of packing peanuts and bought a huge (fake) ring.
Tips: Use big fiber envelops as you will have more flexibility with them, and an easier time sewing them together. There are not a lot of postal services that have fiber envelops. I only found Fed Ex and the post office that had them. I originally wanted to have a tiered skirt and each tier would be out of different companies, but that did not work out.
Although I do like how it is all matching and white as I only used Fed Ex envelopes. If I had used UPS my dress would have been brown, and wedding dresses are NOT brown!
Comments for Coolest Homemade FedEx Mail Order Bride Costume 2
I needed something quick and easy, and something that I could still do my job at work in. I started looking around the house for things I could make a costume with when I spied the tape that I use to send packages with. I then came up with this mail order bride costume idea that involved very little expense.
I bought some lace material, pearl strings, cheap plastic flowers, and a costume shop brides veil. I wore a white blouse underneath, and topped it all with the priority mail tape that I already had. I bent the flowers so they would look like a wilted bouquet, but forgot to hold them while being photographed.
I was a hit at work.
It was interesting and fun to see who could figure this one out. My co-workers and customers were making comments about my costume for about a month afterward.
They also wanted to know if I had found a husband yet. LOL.
My name is Stacey and I dress up every Halloween and I am like a kid. I have to have something new or different each year. I have been like that since I could walk. I kept trying to come up with something this year that I hadn't used in the past 30 years and was having no luck. Until I talked with my sister and she said she was mailing packages and it hit me. I will be a Mail Order Bride.
So I began getting my outfit together and she picked me up some priority stickers. As I was walking around with my son on Halloween, I was telling these guys what I was and they said, you need to leave us a catalog. Afterwards I went to a party and everyone just loved the idea I came up with. I only wished I would have made some catalogs, that would have really shocked some people.