October 31, 2009Vintage Crafty Saturdays – My Scarecrow Halloween Costume
Happy Halloween! In honor of this holiday, I decided to post pictures from the making of my halloween costume this year. I only took sporadic pictures, unfortunately, but you will get the idea.
So, this year we decided to dress up as characters from the Wizard of Oz. One of my friends was Dorothy, Tom was the Tinman and I was the Scarecrow. Pretty early on I decided I was going to forgo “accurate” in favor of “cute”. I mean, I only get to dress up in costume once a year, and I wasn’t going to cover myself in a big, baggy costume.
So, I got to work!
Here is a denim skirt that I had in my closet that I never wore. I picked it up at Old Navy for a few dollars when they were having their markdowns last year, and I didn’t notice until I got it home that it was way too short on me. So, I decided to remake it a little.
Here is a quick alteration. I took out the bottom hem to give a little more length, and then put in some slits to make it flair. I put together little straw bundles and tied them with scraps from an old plaid shirt that I purchased at Goodwill. Then I stitched the little bundles to the skirt by hand.
The hat was the same deconstructed and reconstructed principle. I bought a busted up straw cowboy hat from the local costume store for $2. I cut the crown off and sewed a stocking cap on it for the crown. The stocking cap cost me $1 at Goodwill. It was a sport cap, so I sewed a patch over the logo. Ha ha! Take that!
Here is the finished costume. The shirt is mine, and the vest is another Goodwill score for $2. Not exactly the traditional scarecrow, but still cute!
Here I am at the party, chilling with the Tinman. Happy Halloween!