Monday, November 13, 2017

Morticia Addams Costume Refash

This year was the hubbies turn to pick Halloween Costumes for us. He had decided on the iconic Halloween couple: Gomez and Morticia Addams! What a great pick! Classic! This refash only covers my Morticia costume, the hubby was set on buying his own costume.

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I stared with this plain long black dress.

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And this 1980's gem!

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First step was to take in the long black dress so it was more form fitting. This was actually kind of tricky since I had to keep taking it on and off with the pins in it. Yikes!

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I cut a slit in the front of the dress and pinned back the sides to make it a deep v-neck.

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I took those lovely lace sleeves from the 80's dress.

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Pinned them to the arm holes of the long black dress.
By this time it was time to set up my nice new black wig...

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It took me about 1/2 a can of good ol' aquanet hairspray to make the pin curls in my wig to stay. I let my wig sit with the pin curls for 2 days.

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On to the sleeve details...
I cut lace ribbon and lace at descending lengths.

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I used a seam ripper to open a hole in the sleeves in which I placed the ribbons and lace. Then I stitched up the hole to keep the ribbons in place.

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I purchased some spooky spiderweb lace which I cut into triangles...
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and cut those triangles into smaller triangles...

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I sewed the spiderweb lace to the front and back of the long black dress. Once that was all stitched up I cut a triangle out of the black dress so that the spiderweb lace could show through. I also left part of the triangles hang passed the hem of the dress.
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I did not like the flat look of the cutouts once they were done. I stitched the top of the cutout into a dart, which gave it some depth.

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Remember me? This was my Refashion Runway Season 4 Velvet challenge.
I decided to reuse the cape from this one and incorporate it into my Halloween costume.

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I added some spiderweb lace and black ribbon to make an epaulette (decorative shoulder part of a uniform) on the cape.

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They're creepy and they're kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They're altogether ooky,
The Addams Family...


Gomez and Morticia Addams




Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Refashioning!!!

Check out my stash of refashions on my blog: therefashstash.com

1 comment:

Chickie Walsh said...

Love this whole project idea. Your dress is fabulous and it is a great couples theme too. Grest in with this one.
Chickie EOD