You may recall my sketches for halloween costumes a few weeks ago. Well!! Here is the final product!!! I am so excited! For $10 and a bit of time, I've been able to make both my and my husband's costume! I had the red fabric from Valli & Kim for a while, so all I needed was foam, buttons, some wonder-under and time. Having the skills to make this myself has been so satisfying and fun. Our costumes will be one of a kind.
|My lobster belt is currently attached |
with a safety pin, I don't want to sew the
button, until I'm a little closer to the day
because of my growing baby belly!
|The claws are attached to cuffs so I can still use my hands to eat and drink|
and open doors...
|The head band is just covered in fabric and then the|
antennae are wire wrapped in fabric then wrapped
around the headband.
I used a marker to draw on the foam and that knife cuts the foam with less mess and more accuracy than scissors.
I traced the foam and then added a half inch to each side of the paper. TADA! Insta-pattern for my lobster tail!
Some of the corners are a little funny, but I learned a lot about covering three-dimensional objects in fabric. :)
I made a paper template for the red fabric and cut those out as well as some batting to give the claws some substance. I ironed the wonder-under to the red fabric then ironed them together. They may not last constant use, but they'll do great for a party or two!
This is my husband's costume. It's not quite done yet, but I did finish the fork and knife he'll be holding. They are bits of left over foam that I covered in fabric. The lobster you see is the beginnings of a painting on canvas that will turn into his "lobster bib."
What was the best homemade costume you've ever worn or made?
By Cassie Grace