It's a tradition in our home to make are Halloween costumes. My son's design their own and also pick out the fabrics. It's a fun thing for us to do and it's a chance for me to share my love of sewing and design with them.
A lot of time goes into their costumes so mine kind of gets pushed to the side. I'm usually coming up with something last minute but also appropriate for my kids school Halloween parties and nothing that will "embarrass them" like that one time I showed up as a Scottish Bagpiper. I love this shirt because it's very Morticia esque but can be a base for any type of costume: witch, bat, vampire, hippy, flapper etc… I'm going to add some eye ball beads on the trim and spiders which my boys both agree will be "cool." Everything for them right.
Supplies are just a basic long sleeve shirt and another tshirt for the trim or a jersey type fabric. You can make this trim go as long as you'd like by cutting longer strips.
Tutorial go here
A couple other great bases for costumes you can find from my blog that most likely things you already have below…
DIY my Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel Costume here
Grecian goddess here
Thrifted bead work and embroidery can serve as a base for a lot of costumes:
this was a vest I made into a skirt here
These leggings can used for a lot of different costumes. Do this technique up the side or even cut the top part of the leggings off to look like boots. HERE
DIY Bell Sleeve Dress: Morticia Style: coming soon
Great base dress for all types of costumes.
Grecian goddess, Cleopatra neckline tutorial here
DIY kilt here
My famous "Carrie Bradshaw" replica here
I love dressing up and creating a one-of-a-kind costume. Even as an adult you can have fun and be creative during Halloween. Not to quote Mean Girls or anything but it really is that one time of year you can dress up as anything and not be judged…as if it matters either way.
If you make anything from Trash to Couture, make sure to tag me on instagram: Trashtocouture and follow me. I do reposts all the time and love to see what you guys come up with. Let's make #trashtocouture go viral. Sustainable fashion should always be trending.