I made this costume by putting wire in the seams of the jacket and all the seams of the skirt (both around the bottom of the skirt and also vertically running up and down the seams) and bent them all in the same direction. I used 19 gauge wire. I used hot glue to add wire to a scarf. I turned an umbrella inside out and used hot glue to attach fake leaves to attach to the clothes and umbrella. I used wire and hairspray to keep my hair in place off to one side.
I used a paper mache mixture (water and flour mixture) and submerged newspaper in it and draped it over the side of a cup until it was dry and hard. I cut the top of a sock off and attached the newspaper to it with hot glue. I was able to put the sock on to my mid-calf to make it look like a newspaper had blown onto my leg.
8 thoughts on “Coolest Wind Blown Lady Costume”
This costume is way funny! Creative idea and well executed! While we are all spending days and days on ours, you raced to the top with a fantastic idea!
I think this is so clever. You did an awesome job and you have inspired me to incorporate this idea in my costume this year.
Thanks for the uniue idea! I had trouble with the skirt, so my daughter is wearing jeans with newspaper and leaves attached with double stick tape. I used duct tape to add the wire to her jacket. The scarf needs to be light weight or it won’t stick up. I first bought 20 guage wire because that was all they had, but later went to another store for the 19 which is thicker/stronger and works better. I’m still having trouble figuring out the hair – my daughter’s is fairly long, which means more weight pulling it down.
I love this idea too….Carolyn, could you put your daughter’s hair in a braid and then put a wire in a braid? I’ve seen people do this before for Pippi Longstocking…it could work for this too!
I love this! I am absolutely “blown away” by your ideas, and the overall look of this costume. Job well done
I absolutely love your costume. The sock/newspaper is perfect! You have inspired me to create this costume for Halloween this year.
How did you get the scarf to stand up, with out falling onto the shoulders?
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