Pretty woman Costume. We'll start from head to toe. Hat - already had a velvet newsboy cap. Wig - $20 from a cheap wig store Makeup - subtle, except for red lips. Necklaces - cord from craft store for 2 necklaces (one with a key on it, the other with a generic pendant), and two other silver necklaces I already had Jacket- Five bucks from goodwill + $2 black trim from fabric store. Bracelets - a bunch of black plastic and metal cheap from walmart and my jewelry box. Ring - she wore one on middle finger right hand. Manicure - no polish, just filed nails. Purse - wasn't shown much in movie, but it is waist length and slouchy, mine was three bucks from goodwill. Dress - I cut up a white tank top from old navy, blue stretch fabric for skirt, you only need one seam down the side of skirt and attached to the top with 2 rings (one front, one back). Boots - I got on sale for about $40 at JCPenney. (actually I just wanted the boots and needed an excuse to buy them.)
I recommend if you are making a costume from a movie - watch (and pause) the movie at home, and take pictures of strategic places when the costume is shown. Take many pics - of jewelry, front and back of costume, wigs, shoes, makeup. Take them with you when you are out shopping. Keep the pics with you at all times, because you can find different items at fabric stores, craft stores, walmart, goodwill, etc.
I wanted to bring back Vivian, Julia Roberts' character from the classic Pretty Woman! I went with the blue short skirt and white tank with the attached ring along with the classic short blond wig, black hat, black tall boots with condoms hanging out of them, her classic shoulder bag and the red jacket hanging over it!
I pretty much covered every aspect along with the bracelets and I even had necklaces, one which spelled out Vivian in blocks with letters! Red lipstick topped off the attire and everyone called me Julia or Vivian all night long!
It was definitely the biggest hit for the girls' costume this year at the party I attended! It was not too hard to put together with the rings in front and back for the dress part of the outfit once I found the blue skirt. The white tank was easy to find and then the boots and wig and hat along with the purse and jacket just made the outfit!
I don't think there is one person who can look at my outfit and not know who I was! One thing that I did do to add on to the costume was chewing the bubble gum that Julia Roberts did during the movie! Handing out the condoms made it even funnier to most of the other people at the party because I was playing the character perfectly. It was a classic movie and this was a classic costume for one of the most classic characters of all times!
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