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Coolest Homemade Rainbow Brite Costume 18

by Angela
(Portland, OR)

Homemade Rainbow Brite Costume

Homemade Rainbow Brite Costume

I decided to be Rainbow Brite this year for Halloween and going through the tons of pages of lame store versions I finally realized that it would be completely better if I made my own version of a Homemade Rainbow Brite Costume.

So I went to Goodwill to find something big and blue for the dress. I ended up getting a graduation gown and cut it up in the shape of a dress and sewed that up. Then for the boots, arms, and belt I had to buy fabric from Joann’s and then from Wal-mart (I ran out of fabric).

While I was at the fabric store I was talking to the clerk about the costume and he said that there were going to be quite a few Rainbow Brite’s that year so, being crafty I decided to be Super Rainbow Bright instead. Cape and everything. The cape I made out of this great shiny blue material. Very flowy and cape like. For super rainbowness I bought rainbow knee high socks.

The Homemade Rainbow Brite Costume turned out really great and was a really big hit. Plus I had lots of fun making it.

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Coolest Rainbow Brite Homemade Halloween Costume 12

by Jill D.
(Toledo, Ohio)

Rainbow Brite Homemade Halloween Costume

Rainbow Brite Homemade Halloween Costume

The best part about this Rainbow Brite Homemade Halloween Costume is that it is warm for trick-or-treating and since procrastination is only done best at the last minute, I finished it in less than one week. Fortunately, fleece was on sale when I decided to make this costume and since it is freezing cold most of the time around Halloween, I figured it was an omen to use it.

I used an awesome plastic Rainbow Brite piggy bank as my pattern. The shoes are an old pair of platform flip flops (what a terrible idea, but they were only one dollar and I KNEW that I would use them ONE day - what a coincidence!)

The arm pieces are attached with eyelets and string so they can be removed. It just makes it a little less bulky and annoying. Especially if you're in a crowded bar and it gets too warm.

I burnt myself with hot glue about five hundred times but in the end - I think it was definitely worth it.

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DETAILS
by: Anonymous

My name is Samantha and I live in Mississippi. I was just wondering how you made the shoes and the arms of the outfit.....well actually I would like to know how to do it all in detail. Rainbow Brite is my childhood favortite. I have looked everywhere online and there are no outfits that compare to yours. It is awesome. I love that the arms and the shoes are like kinda 3d like in the movie. I am not sure how this comment thing works. like I don't know if you get it or it is just posted to the website. If you don't want to type all of that I would not be against giving you my number and talking on the phone.

Rainbow Arms
by: Anonymous

Can you tell us how you made the arms? I'm having trouble getting them right. Thanks!!

help
by: Anonymous

I can't sew and I too have looked everywhere. Do you know of anyone I can pay to make one for me? Yours is the best that I have seen. I want it exactly, but in my size so maybe more strips of color as needed to make the legs and arms longer :)

Thank you!

Awesome
by: Anonymous

Wow.... ! I have zero skills to do something so awesome.... you would sell it by anychance ????

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Coolest Homemade Rainbow Brite Costume 10

by Heather
(Winnipeg Manitoba Canada)

Homemade Rainbow Brite Costume

Homemade Rainbow Brite Costume

I made this Homemade Rainbow Brite Costume for a Saturday morning cartoon theme party I attended and wore it again for Halloween last year. I made it from scraps of fabric and sewing together in to tubes and stuffing them with a light stuffing. I sewed the dress and made the belt with fabric and cardboard and covered the cardboard with fabric.

I found these funky shoes and painted them with a shinny paint and glued stars anywhere I could. I added the slip for extra colour and bounce. For an extra touch I wore cute matching jewelry and a wig for a more cartoony look. I edited this picture to cover the background.

This costume won me a few costume prizes last Halloween!

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forgot to mention
by: Heather

Just thought I would mention that I left the arm bands out on purpose, if I had don them the same as the legs I decided they would feel like water wings. And proportionately Rainbow Brights arms are much shorter and don't really work for the human body lol!

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