Tuesday, November 1, 2011

pinterest-inspiration

You've heard me profess my love for Pinterest- so many great ideas and endless amounts of inspiration for outfits, decor, and food. A month ago, I saw this pin that one of my friends had pinned and was enamored with the cute costume idea.
Even though this was originally a child's costume, I decided to adapt to be adult-friendly; definitely school appropriate and something fun and easy to make! I made a quick trip to the fabric store to pick up 3 yards of blue and green tulle, along with felt, fun foam, and 1 peacock feather. The entire costume cost only $20 to make- much cheaper than most store bought costumes. 
Since I can't quite sew, I enlisted the help of my mother to assemble the skirt. My mom and I alternated layers of blue and green tulle so that I had 8 total layers of tulle for my peacock skirt. My mom sewed the skirt and then I gathered it to create a tutu effect. I then cut the skirt into various-sized zig-zags to give it a little more fullness. I added a green ribbon around the top of the skirt to hide the stitches and also allow me to cinch the skirt a little tighter around my waist. 
After the skirt was assembled, I created the peacock feathers for the back of it. I cut 9 feather shapes out of brown felt. Then I cut out green circles and smaller blue circles from sparkly fun foam. I layered these- brown, green, and blue and attached them to the skirt with my hot glue gun. 

The last and easiest part of my costume was adding a peacock feather to the side of a headband, again using hot glue. 
Since I already owned a blue shirt, black leggings, and blue ballet flats, the rest of the costume was a breeze to pull together. 
Any other Pinterest-inspired costumes out there this year??




Shared on YHL's Pintrest Challenge.

8 comments:

  1. What a beautiful costume! I love it!

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  2. That looks really cute! Awesome costumes definitely shouldn't be restricted to child sizes--adults should be able to have fun, too! :D

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  3. Great costume! You did a beautiful job!

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  4. I have seen that posted on pinterest too. There were great costume ideas on Pinterest weren't there!

    I have posted about a yummy salad recipe that I had pinned so if you have 5 Minutes to spare please pop by! I would be honoured if you could also link up your post to my weekly Pinterest Linky Party as this post is just fabulous! I have also created a Pinning Bloggers Master List at my blog that you might be interested in joining.

    Best wishes and happy pinning! 
    Natasha @ 5 Minutes Just for Me

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  5. Your costume is awesome!  I love the way you added "feathers" to the skirt.  I also made my daughter a peacock costume this year.  Some elements were store bought but I made the skirt and head piece.  You can check it out here if you'd like:  http://creativegator.blogspot.com/2011/10/happy-halloween.html

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  6. that is so cute -- i really like the use of sparkly foam!

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  7. This turned out sooo cute!

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