by Noelle L.
(Apex, North Carolina, United States)
Homemade Mail Order Bride Costume
I went as a mail order bride last Halloween, my costume only cost like $35. I borrowed the dress from my boyfriend's parents who have a huge collection of Halloween costumes, I got the box, the stickers and the bubble-wrap from the FedEx store. I got the fake cheesy flowers from AC Moore. My veil was made out of bubble wrap and the top of my dress was covered in it too.
My box was held up by rope "suspenders", and I wore a bunch of cheesy make-up from the dollar store. I got a whole bunch of complements for it since not many other people have gone as mail order brides.
My something old was my mom's earrings, my something new was the bubble wrap, my something borrowed was the dress, and my something blue was my fake pearls.
I am a fan of really original and fun Halloween costumes. This year I had a pretty strict budget and I really had to get the creative juices flowing. I came up with the homemade Mail Order Bride costume idea from a political cartoon I saw of a bride jumping out of a mailbox. I thought, huh, that would be a pretty funny Halloween costume!
So here it is... a mail order bride costume for under $20!
I made the skirt from sewing together Fed-Ex envelopes, bubble wrap and tulle.
I printed out labels on my computer that said "Fragile Do Not Drop" and glued them onto my corset.
I also made a purse by combining two Fed-Ex envelopes.
And what bride would feel complete without a bouquet? I simply wrapped the stems with bubble wrap in keeping with the theme.
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