I decided what I wanted to be very last minute this Halloween! A little less then 2 weeks before the day actually! I had originally bought a lil’ Red Riding hood costume, but changed my mind around October 20…..oops!
I have been a fan of Britney Spears for a long time, and was lucky enough to get to see her perform her Circus tour in Montreal, Quebec, Canada this past March. I loved the show and absolutely LOVED the costumes! I also knew that my mom is an amazing seamstress and I knew that she would love a challenge. So, I asked her how long she would need to make something like Britney’s ringmaster costume. She accepted the challenge, and told me, hopefully it would take her less then 2 weeks to make a Homemade Ringmaster Britney Spears Costume.
We first went to the fabric store and picked up an Uncle Sam type pattern – she had to alter it a lot, but in the end it turned out great! I was lucky enough to find great fabrics, very similar to the real thing! I marveled at how my mom knew what the funny gold designs on Britney’s jacket were (my mom has been sewing for many years, so I shouldn’t have been surprised – she knows everything!) so we bought ribbon and piping cord in gold, and voila – she completed the whole thing by October 30! Phew! I had about 3 fittings, and it looked perfect!
I also purchased a blond wig, top hat, fake microphone, fishnets and shorts for the accessories – but the homemade jacket was the real masterpiece!
I felt like Britney that night – everyone wanted pictures of me and everyone was always yelling Britney! Britney! The DJ even kept playing Britney tunes all night and I had a circle of girls dancing around me!
It was the best Halloween yet! Thanks Mom!