Sunday, November 11, 2018

Halloween Refash 2018

It has arrived! (and passed) The most fun day for a refashioner, Halloween!!!
This year I have decided to be a sassy witch!

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I purchased this witch dress from the Halloween store and as you can see it does not have a very sassy fit. It just hangs on me. Thank goodness I will use this as a starter for my costume because after all this is a refashion!

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I purchased 3 spools of Halloween tulle: Orange glitter tulle, green spiderweb tulle, regular purple tulle and black bat ribbon. I cut these into strips and added them in between the fabric strips of the witch dress.

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Once the strips of Halloween tulle were pinned, it was time to start sewing!
Now onto making the top part of the dress....

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I had this corset in my to-be refashed pile. So glad I had this in stock!

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Since I was going with mostly black and purple for my costume I used a purple fabric marker to color the white threads of the appliques on the corset.
What witches costume isn't complete with accessories?!
First up: Shoes!

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\Thrifted these beautiful pointed black heels!

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I wanted to put some glitz on these babies! I painted the shoes with modge podge, sprinkled on black glitter for the shoe and purple glitter for the heel. Once this coat was dry I then painted on another coat of modge podge to seal the glitter! (It is best to paint and glitter in small sections and use a foam brush!)

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All dry and sparkly!

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I then cut 2 square buckles out of a cereal box. Painted black with acrylic paint and sprinkled with purple glitter while the paint was still wet. Once that dried I sealed with a coat of modge podge. Then I hot glued them to my witch shoes.
Don't worry! I didn't forget about the hat!

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My favorite part of refashioning is doing hats! On this on I added a series of feathers and a black rose.

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To top it off I added a plastic spider attached with fishing line to the tip of my hat.

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A close up!

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The hubby always insists on buying this costumes at the Halloween store. This year he decided to be Dr. Steven Strange. Who my hubby's name is also Steven.

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I do believe he has a great likeness!

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Hope everyone enjoyed their Halloween!!!

Happy Refashioning!!!

Check out my previous Halloween costumes and my other refashions on my blog!

2 comments:

whatthesew said...

Very dramatic, hope you enjoyed wearing your creation.

Chickie WU said...

How did I miss this when you first posted it? It is fabulous! You hit a home run here.
Chickie