Costume Accessories

It’s the day before Halloween. Everyone is excited, finishing up their costumes, but maybe you need a last minute costume. Here are a few ideas to turn a normal outfit into a costume.

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So let’s start with the butterfly. Isabella is wearing a dress that I made for Mckenna as a first day of school outfit, but It’s only really been used as a butterfly dress. Right now Isabella is Isabella. She needs wings and antenna to be a butterfly.

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For antenna you can just twist pipe cleaners together.

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To make wings, start be gluing paper to thin cardboard. It doesn’t need to be perfect, it just needs to cover up the cardboard.

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Fold in quarters and cut out a wing shape. Unfold and you have wings. I covered my wings in lace, and glued ribbon on to hold the wings on.

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Now Isabella is a butterfly.

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Cat (Or lion, Or Dog, Or tiger, Or anything else that has ears, whiskers, and a tail)

Abby is wearing a dress that I got at a thrift store as a baby dress. It works perfectly as a cat dress though.

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For ears fold a piece of paper in half, and cut the shape you want out.

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Open it, glue it around a hairband, and fold the shape shut.

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Now we have ears. For whiskers, cut a triangle out of paper, glue strings to it, and then glue a hairband on it, and slip it around your dolls head.

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Whiskers Abby has.

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For your tail, fold a the end of a giant pipe cleaner around a hair band.

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Now Abby is a cat.

For the witch broom:

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Start by cutting a pile of straw, or whatever else you want to use as bristles. Cut the bendy part off of a straw.

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Start gluing bristles in the straw. You could stop here, or you can glue more bristles around the edge of the straw. Ether way, you can glue a piece of ribbon or string around the top, like it’s holding everything together.

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I glued ribbon around my broom several times, to help hold the bristles on. You are done.

Now you can easily make a last minute costume,

Lexie

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