I like Halloween. I start thinking of my and hubs costumes in about, oh, April. Yeah, I do. Sadly, when you work 6 jobs accumulatively life NEVER turns out the way you plan and we’ve only been able to dress up ONCE!
Alas, life goes on and I was bound and determined to dress up this year no matter what!
After a series of unfortunate Halloween-costume-NOT-coming-to-fruition events… hubs and I settled for a VERY last minute DIY costume:
Surely, Tim (yes, Hubs has a name) could whip this up with stuff already in his closet. I could whip up a red dress in no time.
I made a trip to, where else, Goodwill. I paid 4.29 for this red top… It’s not .99 cents… but it’s still not a terrible price.
I made some quick chops… well, cuts, rather 🙂
Then I had to get creative with the front and back panels of the shirt to make it “fit” into the dress I wanted. For this, I actually busted out a pattern that I bought a while ago. I was really in a time crunch… a pattern would ensure it’d be right 🙂
This is ALLL I used of the pattern. I still hate them with a passion. I wung (winged? wang? I never get this one) it from here.
There was so much material, though, that I had plenty for sleeves, the back, and a simple belt. It was a hodge podge of pieces constructed together but, hey, not bad for a last minute dealio.
My whole tribe of family members loved it… Minus the little ones who don’t know what Ghostbusters is yet 😦
Minus my red top, this DIY Halloween costume was absolutely FREE!
What a fun, last minute idea for a fun night of candy eating lunacy 🙂