Old black robe or Cap & Gown from D.I. or Black Sheet
Long Black Dress
Instructions: I altered the cap & Gown. I cut off the collar & slit open the arm slots. I then sewed the edge of the collar under to make a more simple collar hem. I sewed the arm slots just at where the hands would be, leaving the material draping down.
I wore a straight black dress underneath.
Hot Glue Gun & Sticks
Instructions: Cut cardboard into fan blade like shapes, 2 large & 2 small.
Bend cardboard into the swoop shape needed.
Add Pipe cleaners on the edge of the swoop, tape down to secure the cardboard.
Cut smaller rectangular strips of cardboard.
Tape to the smaller cardboard blades, to help tuck into costume later.
Cut fabric (used from headpiece) slightly bigger than cardboard.
Hot glue down.
Tuck shoulder accents into the collar of cape & secure with safety pins!
Don’t forget to cut a simple small piece of black fabric for neck. Secure with safety pins.
Wrapping Paper Tube, maybe 2 if small
Plastic easter egg
Acrylic paint: blue, orange, green, yellow
Old Brown Tights (hot glue & gun) OR brown spray paint
Paint Easter Egg Blue. Then add different colors for accents
Cut ends of tights off, making 2 open ends. Slip cardboard & newspaper staff into the tights. Use hot glue to secure it to the newspaper/cardboard staff. Twist while hot glueing to give it a more textured & twisted look. Put Egg in top of staff with hot glue.
Now Your whole costume is complete!
Cap & Gown…GOWN – $6 @ D.I.
Material for Headpiece – $1.50
Headpiece: newspaper & hot glue – FREE
Black Spray Paint – $1
Cardboard – free
Dress – from my closet
Staff: egg, newspaper, wrapping tube, tape & old tights – ON hand FREE
TOTAL COST = $8.50
That last pic makes me look very pale…I guess that's perfect for her!
This is so great. You are a genius!