I love Halloween so I decided while watching Sex and the City one night what I would be… a COSMO. Perfect.
I Have a back strapless dress as my base. I went to a fabric store and got a role of upholstery foam, 2 yards of pink cosmo fabric, 2 yards of silver fabric, spray adhesive, 4 yards of sequin ribbon,one peice of 8X10 yellow foam,one pack of pipe cleaners, and one pack of battery operated small xmas lights. I spent a total of $40.
I made a cardboard cut out of the martini, making sure the sides went a little past my shoulders on the side so I could attach the front and back of the costume. I also made sure the top of the “glass” was level with my dress. I had to make the martini in a few pieces, the stem, the bottom and the well part of the glass.
When I had the foam cut out I assembled them with simple stitches so I could have the full shape of the glass. Around the edge of the martini glass I poked holes in the foam and strung the lights along the edge. I then wrapped the foam in the fabric. I attached the fabric with the spray adhesive, and when the basic layout of the martini was done I dressed it with the sequins to hide all the seams and things.
I then attached the front and back of the martini just at the shoulders with a simple quick stitch. I safety pinned the top of the glass both front and back to my dress and made sure the battery pack to the lights was safety pinned to my dress, so I could turn the lights on and off as I pleased! It was a fun added effect!
The yellow rind was 12 pipe cleaners(two sets of 6) shaped and glued together with hot glue then wrapped in the thin yellow foam.