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Coolest Homemade Rainbow Brite Adult Halloween Costume

Rainbow Brite was one of the most amazing cartoon characters from the 80’s and my all time favorite. As a bigger girl I always have a problem of finding costumes or even clothes for that matter that fit well and make me look cute. So I decided that this year I was going to make my own and this Homemade Rainbow Brite Adult Halloween Costume turned out far better than I expected.

There was a lot of time put into this costume, the only thing not made from “scratch” was the shoes. I painted an old pair of skater shoes and they worked perfectly. The rings for the feet and the hands were all single rings, I tried them on multiple times and re-sized them. The rings are stuffed with pillow batting.

The skirt was the easiest part. It was supposed to be a poodle skirt, a friend had given me all the fabric pre-cut into panels for a poodle skirt, but for 2 years I did nothing with them so decided that they needed to be my Rainbow Brite skirt.

The two most difficult pieces were the corset top and the wig. I found a pattern online for a corset and thought that it would be the best choice for the costume because I wanted something form fitting for the shape. It is three layers, black inside, interfacing, and blue outside. The eyelets in the back took a bit of force to make them work, since they were going through 2 layers of each fabric.

The wig was my favorite and most frustrating item to make. It took so long but in the end I think that it was the best thing for the costume. I started with a band of elastic about the size of my head and tied long strands of yarn all the way around. Then I used an old baseball cap for the base of the wig and attached the elastic to the cap. Once it was on I adjusted the hair and made the ponytail on top. Then I used a crochet hook to attach more yarn to do the bangs. All in all I believe the wig took me about 8 hours on and off over the 2 weeks I made the costume.

I love this costume and I am thrilled to wear it out. It lasted through an afternoon Halloween party, downtown, as well as an 8 hour shift at work. My hope is that this costume will last for years to come because it makes me happy to just look at it.

Homemade Rainbow Brite Adult Halloween Costume

Homemade Rainbow Brite Adult Halloween Costume

Homemade Rainbow Brite Adult Halloween Costume

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4 thoughts on “Coolest Homemade Rainbow Brite Adult Halloween Costume”

  1. You did an amazing job on this costume. I can tell you have a great imagination and are very creative…of course I may be a bit biased…lol…good job kiddo…love mom


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