Coolest Homemade Vivien and Edward from Pretty Woman Costume 4
(New Orleans, LA, USA)
Homemade Vivien and Edward from Pretty Woman Costume
I had more fun being Pretty Woman than I ever have during Halloween! We were in New Orleans for Halloween. I even got engaged in my costume that night! (My boyfriend was Edward (Richard Gere's character).
For the dress, I dyed the fabric for the skirt and had side seams, and darts around the top sewn. I hemmed the bottom and top of the skirt with fabric glue, spray painted the rings in front and back, sewed them in, cut off a tank top and hemmed it with fabric glue. For the jacket, I bought a red wool blazer and used a black fabric pen to color in the cuffs, collar, and pockets.
I bought the bracelets on the internet. The boot covers on the internet. I bought second hand boots that were comfortable to walk in to go under the boot covers. I had black leather string around my neck with a housekey attached. I got the jacket, boots, and purse at a second hand store. Bought the wig and had my Mom trim it short for me and bought the hat at the store I got the wig at.
No one else was dressed up like me and everyone knew who I was. I was shocked at how many men knew who I was supposed to be. People were stopping me to take pictures and I heard people saying "Pretty Woman!" everywhere I went. I will probably dress up the same next year. It was great!
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I have been told I look like Julia Roberts since I was in grade school. Halloween is the perfect time to test this! I went to a huge warehouse in the South Loop of Chicago and bought some blue lycra material for the skirt. I then headed to Marshall's for a tank top. With these two simple fabrics, I headed on a journey to become the perfect "Pretty Woman" in my DIY Pretty Woman Halloween Costume.
All the other pieces were a treasure hunt at goodwill stores around the area. Blonde bob cut wig, Black hat, red jacket, purse, and thigh high boots would be staple items. Gold earrings, leather necklaces and bracelets would be the "cherry on top."
Now, with all these pieces lying on the couch, how was I going to take it to the next step? The soon to be Edward Louis (my boyfriend Steven) knew a lady in our building who could help. I met with her one sunny morning and we created the masterpiece! With a lot of cutting, pulling, and sewing, our final product was on I could truly be proud of!
I wore my outfit all Halloween weekend. I heard "Vivian! you made my night!" "This is perfect" "Dead On Julia Roberts!"
It was 2 nights of pure excitement and joy that I had finally constructed a terrific costume! I can no longer wear those rabbit, devil, or cat ears out for Halloween!
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I had my Vivian Ward (aka 'Pretty Woman') costume made from scratch using a wife beater, the blue fabric and some metal rings then having a seamstress put it all together for me.
I bought a green canvas bag (that i still use) black patent boots, a blond wig and a little black hat. I couldn't really find the red blazer so i just bought something similar and draped it over my bag.
Jewelry- I just put my house key on a chain and some random silver necklaces and bracelets. The only bad part about the costume was that I starved myself for a month to wear it LOL! But got tons of compliments.