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.
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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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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