It’s nearly Halloween and aside from carving spooky faces into pumpkins and making pumpkin soup, it’s also time to get dressed up, if you are into that kind of thing! Costumes can be costly and making one yourself from stuff you already have is an easy and inexpensive option.
I don’t often wear fancy dress, but I recently got invited to a superhero themed birthday party so I raided my wardrobe! The batgirl costume I wore as pictured above was so easy to put together and would be great as a Halloween costume too. I already had a black dress, a black evening scarf (which I wore instead of a cape) and black boots. I had a rummage through my kids fancy dress box and found a yellow batman belt and a black eye mask. The only thing I needed to make for this outfit was the yellow bat on the front of my dress.
I found some yellow fabric in my fabric stash (tip – build up a fabric stash by viewing old clothes as fabric) looked up the batman logo picture on the internet and drew out a similar looking bat on a piece of paper. To make the bat symmetrical I folded it in half and cut it so that each side matched. Then I drew around the bat on the fabric, cut it out and hand stitched it onto my dress. When I had finished being batgirl, I unpicked the stitches and voila – I had my dress back!
This costume was simple to make, didn’t cost me anything, isn’t clogging up my wardrobe, didn’t harm the environment, wasn’t scarily flammable and was fun!
I don’t think I will be getting dressed up this halloween though, I’ve done my dressing up for this year! How about you – any exciting eerie dressing up plans?