First off a thrifted item from a few weeks back, used for Halloween decor. This is more than what I would normally want to pay for a small item, but I had a Halloween use for it in mind. Candle holder from local thrift shop, $2.99. It's very Charles Dicken-ish....don't you think? Add a candle, and drip some red wax from another candle, and viola you have a bleeding candle. Idea courtesy of MarthaStewart.com.
|Mystery fabric turned into a skirt (lazy style)|
A very lazy way to make a skirt if you ask me, but it met it's purposes, and if I decide to use the fabric for something else down the line I haven't compromised it much. It's very Gone with the Wind(ish) since this mystery fabric is heavy,like curtain material. (Mame just whip me up a skirt from those curtains.)
|Bed skirt and XL man shirt|
|Bed skirt slip|
Now you might be asking yourself what the bed skirt is for. Well it's for under my skirt. Ugh!!! For the life of me I can't remember or find what that is called. It's not a slip...is it? Ugh! I pretty much cut the bed skirt in half and sewed the ends together and gathered the top once again with elastic.
|back scrap used for gypsy head wrap, 10 cents|
Gypsies need large dangling earrings right? Well thrift shops didn't have what I was looking for, and I wasn't gonna spend a lot on this accessory, so onto Joann's I went. Purchased 7" worth of trim, $1.29, cut in half to make two earrings and just poked my earring stud through the fabric to create my earrings.
|The spooky glowing eyes just add that Halloween touch.|
Bracelets from daughters Cleopatra costume from a few years back...not an additional out of pocket expense.
Total cost of costume, just over $10. Not bad if you ask me. I spent 6 times that, combined, on my kids store purchased costumes, but getting them what they want is almost priceless, right? I wasn't gonna attempt Swamp Fire from Ben 10, and my daughter was back and forth on her costume not knowing what she wanted until we went to Party City. Plus I've had plenty of costume flops in my past, as I posted about last week. I didn't want to disappoint myself again.
Hope you all had a safe and happy Halloween.