I needed something quick and easy, and something that I could still do my job at work in. I started looking around the house for things I could make a costume with when I spied the tape that I use to send packages with. I then came up with this mail order bride costume idea that involved very little expense.
I bought some lace material, pearl strings, cheap plastic flowers, and a costume shop brides veil. I wore a white blouse underneath, and topped it all with the priority mail tape that I already had. I bent the flowers so they would look like a wilted bouquet, but forgot to hold them while being photographed.
I was a hit at work.
It was interesting and fun to see who could figure this one out. My co-workers and customers were making comments about my costume for about a month afterward.
They also wanted to know if I had found a husband yet. LOL.