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Coolest Homemade Rainbow Brite Adult Costume 17

by Rachel
(Chicago, IL)

Homemade Rainbow Brite Adult Costume

Homemade Rainbow Brite Adult Costume

My homemade Rainbow Brite Adult costume was pretty simple to make as I don't sew. The hardest part was finding the right blue dress. I searched a lot of second hand stores, Marshalls and TJ Maxx. I think I finally found it at a TJ Maxx on clearance.

I used an iron seam to get the white trim on the bottom. I asked a friend to sew the sequins on the arms. I used sticky-backed Velcro to make the belt with a felt star at the center, but the Velcro didn't hold well, so I may have to actually have it sewn on if I use the costume again.

The socks and gloves I found at a local thrift store in Boystown in Chicago (they have everything with rainbows). The boots were on sale at Payless.

The final touch was a yellow wig with rainbow colors on the back of it.

Overall, I think it worked well with the dress I found and, even though it wasn't exactly what Rainbow Brite wore, everyone knew who I was and I got LOTS of compliments and inspired at least one girl to be Rainbow Brite next year. I had a great time in the costume.

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Coolest Homemade Rainbow Brite Costume 15

by Katelyn G.
(Scituate, Rhode Island USA)

Homemade Rainbow Brite Costume

Homemade Rainbow Brite Costume

I made the entire Homemade Rainbow Brite Costume with the exception of the wig, shoes and tights! The arm warmers are actually a pair of tights with the feet cut off and slipped onto the arms. I bought most of my supplies at a fabric store. I LOVE how the skirt part is extra shiny!

For the rainbow on the chest, I actually found a vintage Rainbow Brite pillowcase that had a rainbow on it, I cut the rainbow out of the pillowcase and appliqued it onto the bodice. I had some fabric left from the pillowcase that was eventually made into a really cute Rainbow Brite purse! It's not pictured in this particular photo, but I made a rocking wand with a star on the end!

I actually made it for my sister who lives in New Orleans. She wore it last year for Halloween and I will wear it this year! I have actually made about 7 of these, and I am thinking about making some of the other characters from the 80's show for next Halloween! I actually made a mini Rainbow Brite costume for a friend's 12 month old! Too cute!

Rainbow Brite Costume

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WOW!!
by: Wendy T

Amazing talent! It's really adorable! Very nice job!

AWESOME!
by: Anonymous

Rainbow Bright ROCKS and this costume does her proud!

best ever!!!
by: heatherjeany

By far the best 80's theme costume ever!! so cute and well made!!!

rainbow brite rocks
by: markaplan

i really love this outfit....

ADORABLE
by: Anonymous

Love her work! Her craftsmanship is exquisite!

ADORABLE
by: Julie Beck

I want one!!!!

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Coolest Rainbow Brite Costume 7

by Renae H.
(AUSTRALIA)

Homemade Rainbow Brite Costume

Homemade Rainbow Brite Costume

I loved Rainbow Brite growing up so when I was invited to a party and I had to be something that started with the first letter of my name I had to be her! The only sewing I ever learnt was in grade 8 at high school, so I wasted a couple of meters of fabric making this Rainbow Brite Costume.

I made all the rings on her arms separate so I could bend my arms, brought a fake fringe and tied my hair in a pony. I was going to spray my hair with colour hair spray, but they couldn't guarantee that it wasn't going to stain my hair(I have blond foils in my hair).

I brought a pair of gumboots and spray painted the red and added some more rings to them. I really wanted to do Rainbow Brite justice and make the costume as exact as I could. I had a little bit too much fun making this costume but I think it turned out better than I had expected. Hopefully this gives someone ideas to make there own costume.

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you did good
by: Anonymous

very cool... it looks just like her outfit!!

Great job
by: Crystal

This is awesome!

Good Job!
by: Anonymous

That is fantastic! I remember Rainbow Brite and you look just like her.

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Coolest Homemade Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume 16

by Toni K.
(Lawrence, Kansas, USA)

Homemade Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume

Homemade Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume

I like to be "hard to find" costumes for Halloween. I've wanted to do this Homemade Rainbow Brite Halloween Costume for over a year and finally had the resources to do it.

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