|Posted by Angela Diaz on October 29, 2013 at 9:05 PM|
Hi there. I just thought I would share my Halloween costume of 2013. I was invited to a Halloween party, but didn't have a costume and didn't want to spend a lot of money purchasing one so I thought about what I could use to make one. I happened to have a black tube dress that I hadn't worn in years and got the idea to make a domino costume. I went to Wal-Mart and got 1/2 yard of white fleece for $1.50 and a sheet of silver sparkly foam for $0.33. I got my needle and thread out along with a can of corn from the pantry.
I used the can to trace out five circles (I had the fabric doubled over so that I actually got 10 circles). I doubled the fabric because I didn't want the black fabric to show through the thin fleece so I made it double thick. I also cut a long strip of the fleece to tie around my waist and cut out a small circle from the foam and glued it to the center of the long strip. Here is my costume after I sewed the circles onto the top and bottom of my tube dress:
Sorry for the crappy picture quality. The camera on my phone isn't great and the person who was taking these pictures didn't have much of a steady hand, but you get the idea. The silver circle is of course that little silver button that the dominoes spin on when they are face down and getting shuffled around. This costume can work with an all black outfit or even an all white outfit (with black dots). This costume costed me less than two bucks, it was a hit, and I had a good time at the party. You DO NOT have to spend a lot of money to have a good time. I saw some great home-made costumes at the party and it stirred up some ideas for next year. Happy Halloween!