While I was at D.I. trying to find red shoes for Ash’s Dorothy costume, I found this and figured that it wouldn’t be too hard to make it look like this:
The cuffs and collar were frayed and coming apart.
shredded and tearing away from the waist line.
To make this work, I trimmed away most of the frayed edges on the collar and cuffs and hot glued them into place. I would have sewn them down, but the fraying was just too bad. And since this dress was for dress up instead of church, I didn’t mind that it’s wasn’t washable. The gold tulle layer was so badly thrashed that I just cut it all off. Plus, it made the dress really GOLDY which I was trying to stay away from since Glenda’s dress and crown were technically pink and silver.
To make the crown, I cut a crown shape out of poster board and attached some inexpensive pink satin fabric with double sided tape. Unfortunetly, the crown – while authentic and crazy tall like the movie version – made Sa’My look like a drum major. Scratch that. I grabbed the crown, cut a new shorter shape and added some gold trim to cover up the raw edge. Total cost for the fabric and trim: $1.50. The wings were a gift from G&G Peterson for Sa’My learning all of her letters, so FREE.
Voila ~ one cute Halloween costume for less than a bag of candy.