I’ve heard of little kids and pregnant ladies dressing up as the solar system for Halloween. I wanted to take that costume idea and make it a little sleeker and trendier so made a Ms. Universe costume.

I started out by taking a dress I already owned paired with leggings and shoes that I already owned. I sewed on a felt sun to the top of the dress (pregnant ladies like to sew it on to their stomachs, but I didn’t want to do that). Next, I started working on the tutu. I used several different fabrics at different lengths. I bought styrofoam balls and painted them to look like each of the planets, then wired them to the tutu in their correct order from the sun.

Next I took a headband and wired hand cut felt pieces in the shape of stars. I did the same thing and wired some stars around my shoulders. My favorite part of the costume was creating the makeup each night. I traced a star outline around my eye and tried to create a galaxy/milky way type of look for the rest of my face and chest. I added some glittery gold star stickers for an added effect. Lastly, I used temporary purple and silver hair dye to complete my look.

Ms. Universe!