This Homemade Purple Dragonfly Costume is made out of recycled shirts, tights and ribbon found at local thrift stores.
My daughter wanted to be a dragonfly for Halloween and we searched far and wide for the perfect costume, But never found one so I decided to make one. I tried to find a leotard in her size to dye but never could find one. So while I was at the thrift store I bought a womans large white stretchy shirt for fifty cents, also bought ribbon and tights that I found there. I paid $1.75 for all.
I then went to the grocery store and bought purple rit dye. Came home and placed fabric, Dye, and water in the pot. 30 minutes later I rinsed all fabric and dried in the dryer. Next I laid out the shirt and cut a leotard pattern out of it then sewed it together.
I then made the wings out of old wire hangers by stretching the tights over all the wings and gluing them in place. I made glue lines on the wings and dumped glitter on them. Next I made a harness out of left over fabric for the wings to stay in place on her back. I also cut a pair of tights on the crotch then put her arms through them to make sleeves. Next was the tail. I used stuffing out of a pillow and stuffed to make the tail and then I tied ribbon around little sections. I secured the tail by sewing it to the wings.
Last was the headband made of leftover fabric from the shirt. I just sewed them to ends together. Completed is my little dragonfly!
My oldest son was going as a praying mantis, so we decided his little brother needed to be a fly. I created this Homemade Fly Costume over night with materials I had at home. The body is a pant and shirt set sewn out of grey felt. The wings were are made from 2 wire coat hangers, white panty hose, electrical tape and a sharpie marker.
I bent the hangers into 'wing' shapes and then stretched panty hose over them. I taped them at the top and then cut off the excess wire and material. After making sure all cut ends were covered with electrical tape, I covered them with adhesive Velcro, so they would attach to the back of the felt shirt. Using the sharpie marker, I drew on the details of the wings.
The head of the fly is a black stocking hat with 2 red felt balls sewn on top and details drawn on with a black sharpie marker.
This costume was very simple and took about 2 hours to complete.
My Homemade Bag of Groceries Costume was made with a paper towel box, brown postal paper, empty grocery items, and a hot glue gun. I glued paper around box then glued groceries on top.cut a hole in top for my head to come up then I went to jewel and got brown bag and cut out jewel logo and glued on front.
I took a costume wrapper and printed out a picture of Chuckie and glued to side then cut hole for my face and made my face like Chuckie, it looks like a costume. A friend came up with this years ago and we put this one together and we had a great time and people kept asking to take pictures with me.
I then went to a Halloween party and won the grand prize for best costume. I hope you try it and enjoy it as much as we have.