I made these Popeye and Olive Oyl couple costumes, using the Popeye movie with Shelley Duvall and Robin Williams as my inspiration. I thought the more old school they looked, the more interesting the costume.
My favorite part of the costume were the shoes on Olive Oyl. I felt they were key to making the costume authentic. I also loved the beer cozies, made from spinach cans and daisies.
Popeye’s arms were made out of nylons and quilt stuffing. I made his shoes with duck tape, brown cloth sewn together and gold buttons with ribbon. The pants were from Dickies and his shirt was hand-made. I removed the gold rope and anchor from his sailor cap and sewed on a piece of white material instead.
I also made a Sweet Pea costume which was a little sack with a white ruffle and a sailor cap.
We received many compliments on our costumes and were told how perfect we were for these characters.