Scuba Costume

Scuba Costume

 

 

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a costume, so I thought it best to make it up with one that makes me look ridiculous – presenting to to you the Scuba Steve costume inspired by a re-watching of Big Daddy. Oh Adam Sandler, why you no make no good movies no more?

 

Photo credit: Holmes

 

Red Morph Suit: Borrowed from @_martypants

Yellow Shirt: Big W

Yellow Swimmers: Thailand Markets

Yellow Flippers: Hot Dollar (Black spray-painted yellow)

Snorkel Mask: Hot Dollar

Yellow Gloves: Woolworths

 

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How to: Dilbert Head

Dilbert head

Dilbert head

 

Another easy. home-made costume idea for Halloween is Dilbert, all made dramatic and possible with the Dilbert head.

 

What you’ll need

Poster Cardboard (painted flesh tone or bought in pink or flesh tone)

Permanent marker

White Paper

Scissors

Glue

Sticky tape

 

Method

  1. Cut your cardboard to the width of your head (with an added cm or two for comfortable breathing space)
  2. Cut a scallop edge across the length of your cardboard piece
  3. Cut two oval shapes from your white paper
  4. Glue these shapes in the middle of your cardboard to act as Dilbert’s eyes
  5. Trace around the white ovals to create the frame of Dilbert’s glasses and then add two straight lines from the middle point of the oval that will be the arms of the glasses
  6. Below the eyes, then 3/4 of a circle – this is Dilbert’s nose
  7. Fold the piece of cardboard around your head and tape comfortably into place
  8. Voila! You now have a cheap Dilbert head ready to be coupled with a white shirt and tie to complete your costume.

How to: Tutankhamun’s Tomb Poncho

Tutankhamun tomb pattern

Tutankhamun tomb pattern

The Tutankhamen Tomb Poncho was possibly the most dramatic costume that I made throughout my year-long challenge. So for my second How To, I thought I’d take you through it. You’ll be surprised to learn that while simple, it is quite time-consuming due to the intricate hieroglyphic patterns.

 

What you’ll need

Your height in gold material (from your neck to your feet)

Sewing thread and needle (or sewing machine)

Fabric Pens

 

Method

  1. Fold your material in half lengthways so that you have the height you need to cover your body
  2. Cut the material so that you now have two long pieces
  3. Taking one length of the material, cut this in half lengthways, you should now have 3 pieces of material in your height
  4. Pin these 3 pieces of material together so that they sit on top of each other
  5. Sew across the top of the connection so that you have the front full width half and then two back flaps of material – this is the shell of your poncho
  6. Now using your fabric markers decorate the double width piece of material that you will wear on the front of your body with Egyptian hieroglyphics, this is the step that will take the longest as you will need to cover it entirely (Note: make sure to have a piece of material underneath the front fabric so that your marker does not effect the back two piece of material)
  7. Voila! You now have a Tutankhamun tomb poncho!

 

 

I’m Bach

Bach Costume

I’m Bach bitch. Literally and figuratively*.

So it’s been a few months since I last posted, but as you know I was taking a well-deserved break from the mayhem that was my Theme Me challenge over in Europe. Then about a month ago I moved interstate and began a new job… so things have been far from quiet on my end. But as we are in the month of Halloween – my favourite holiday of the year – I will aim to try and do a post a day for this month. Notice that I say POST a day, not costume a day, and there’s a couple of reasons for that:

  1. I am working off of a limited wardrobe as I have yet to move all my things down to Melbourne – I have only just found a place to call home!
  2. All my costume goods are still back in Sydney, so any costumes that I create will be on the HOME MADE end of the spectrum
  3. As I mentioned, I’m in a new job and role, so I’m still getting a handle on things

But I will still aim to inspire and make you laugh. And personally, the dodgy, home-made costumes from household goods are usually my favourite. So with that, today I bring you my costume today where I have taken on Bach, because I’m sick for a pun. The highlight of the costume being the home-made baroque wig made from circles of white paper.

 

Photo credit: Nicky Perry

 

White Baroque Wig: Home-made from White Paper and Staples

Black Coat: Princess Highway

White Blouse: River Island with Home-made Sleeves and Neck-tie from White Paper

Black Leggings: Forever 21

 

 

*If you didn’t already get it, ‘I’m Bach’ is a play on ‘I’m back’ which is what I am…