Here is my daughter, 20 month old Elise, as an Indian Bollywood dancer!
I rummaged through a bag of material that my friend was giving away to the Goodwill. I found several yards of this pretty blue material with a gold design. I took a pair of stretch pants I bought on sale at Walmart for 5 dollars and measured the length of my active daughter.
I cut the material in half (long wise) to cover the stretch pants. I used the internet to find out how the Sari's were wrapped. I wrapped the Sari around the stretch pants and sewed it so it wouldn't come undone.
For her veil I went threw the Material Bag my friend had again, and found this shiny blue material. I found this gold sequence trim at a fabric store for 2 dollars(1/2 a yard). I glued the trim and then sewed it on. I found an old necklace and earring set, where one of the earrings was broken so I looped it through the veil's trim, and then I sewed a hair comb under it so it would stay in Elise's hair.
We made a shirt for her as well but the head hole was WAY too small, so we decided to use the black turtle neck she has been wearing. I think I bought it last spring for 7 dollars.
To complete her look, we glued shiny sequins on her face!
It took me no more then 3 hours, and cost no more then 12 dollars!
Each year I like to dress as something topically relevant from the past year. Last year was a Political Twister, this year it’s the Stimulus Package- the Stimulus Package that the American people really want.
My homemade Stimulus Package costume was complete with an address label to the American Citizens from The Obama Administration and a $787 billion postage stamp. The inside had our favorite stimulants: caffeine, sugar, sexual stimulants and pictures of stimulant drugs. The sides had a little quiz to stimulate the brain. Underneath it all, dressed as the real stimulus, I was wrapped in bubble wrap and topped off with a ribbon and bow.
Here is the quiz:
What is the total amount of the Stimulus Package?
Can you name two rules to qualify for the Cash For Clunkers program?
How many Republican Senators voted for the Stimulus Bill? Bonus awarded if you can name any of them.
Six state governors have said they may refuse Stimulus money. Can you name at least two?
How many jobs does the Obama administration estimate the Stimulus Package will create in total? How many jobs has it created to date? In which sector is it expected that the most jobs will be created?
How many jobs have been lost since the Stimulus Bill was passed?
What is the average daily consumption of caffeine among consumers in the United States?
Comments for Coolest Homemade Stimulus Package Costume 16
I wanted to make a unique costume to incorporate something about current events. So, this is my version of a Stock Market Homemade Halloween Costume.
I bought a cheap black dress at Target. I bought some felt in red, green, yellow and orange for the arrow and "tickers". I sewed a bright red downward-pointing arrow on the dress and on the bottom of the dress I sewed 3 strips of "tickers". I wrote ticker symbols on them and then interlaced blinking lights attached to a battery pack. (My mom used to make Christmas tree sweatshirts for us and the Christmas tree always had blinking lights on it. That's where I got the idea to include lights.)