I love wearing costumes, any occasion to dress up is a favorite. I love even more, making my own hand made costumes. This year, after having a homemade tutu birthday party I needed something even bigger for Halloween. I started drawing my flapper girl costume in August so I knew it would be ready.
I started with buying one of those fat sucker leotards from Walmart. It's super easy to get out(it has a little crotch fastener for easy potty breaks). They have them in white but I highly suggest getting it in black because it is much easier to hide the string (trust me there will be A LOT of thread/string). I bought 3 packs of small black glass beads. I sewed the beads on the breast/bra part of the fat sucker so it was like a boostie(?) its very sexy looking.
Then I bought some black fringe and sewed it in rows around the fat sucker. Its easier to put the fat sucker on and start from the bottom. Start at the right or left side and sew just the end off the fringe at the stem of the fat sucker. From right to left and visa vursa. Remember to leave some room because you want it to hang and move when your dancing. Do this around the whole fat sucker bottom to top.
Then I bought this bead fringe and sewed it underneath the bra part of the fat sucker until it covers the top of the black fringe and it gave a little more sparkle. Pair it with some fish nets, a bowa, some pearls and a nice cig. (wear skin colored stockings under the fishnets so your legs look a little firmer).
I got this idea for tacky tourists costumes from a costume I saw in a catalog. I looked at it and thought, "I can do better than that." It was easy once the idea came. Sadly, I had the "loud" outfit in my closet. All my husband had to do was add socks with his sandals, a fashionable pair of black horned rim glasses sitting atop his sun block covered nose, a fun festive shirt and hat and listless hair wig. The Hawaiian Lia and binoculars add to the detail.
My tacky outfit with overdone make up and a sassy platinum blond wig along with a big pocket book filled with maps and tourist information completed the look. Cute little "cat's eye" glasses gave me dated sophistication. It was the details that really made this costume a big hit. Our friends loved the look and we won the trophy for best costume.
There are three of us. Not sure if that's allowed but I thought I would give it a shot! I actually made all the Sassy Chicks Costumes- me being gogo (the one in the middle). My clothes were purchased at a thrift store and I made the ball and chain and sparkley bowtie. The girl to my right was "mother nature" and we glued and sewed on all the leaves and flowers that we bought at Hobby Lobby.
We made the cute little head band too! I also made the mummy costume to my left! We got strips of "mummy like" fabric and glued on all the layers with little spiders and rats. I made her headband as well! We had a great time that night and it was pretty cool that we were all really original!