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If you’re like me and have kids, you get a little sticker shock from the price of Halloween costumes. Luckily, my kids have a crafty mom, who will attempt to DIY just about anything for a good price. This year, my daughter said she wanted to be an angel. I went online, researched other ideas and pulled a few thing together very quickly to come up with my DIY angel costume.
- Tulle (10 yards on sale 40% off = $9)
- Headband for waistband (Free- from my stash)
- Wire hangers (Free from my cleaners)
- White long sleeve t-shirt ($6 Target, but it will get worn a lot)
- Shoes ($6 from Wal-Mart, but will get worn a lot)
- Feather Boa ($3 after 40% off)
- Tights ($3 from Target, but will get worn more)
Total cost- $27 (I bought items I knew would get worn for the rest of the school year, so my cost is actually lower if you think of it that way)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Doilies or coffee filters
- Mod Podge
- Wire snips
- Adhesive tape
- Duct tape
To Make the Wings and Halo:
First, you need to snip the curved hanger part off and duct tape the straight parts together. After that, you’ll want to take apart a third hanger and create a halo going perpendicular to the where you attached the wings together.
Next, you want to cover the wings with the doilies using a adhesive tape runner. I folded mine mostly in half and filled in.
Next up, you want to glitter those wings by brushing them lightly with Mod Podge and shaking white shimmery glitter all over. I did this part outdoors.
To finish the wings up, use your hot glue gun to adhere the feather boa along the edge and around the halo. Take your time and don’t burn yourself like I did. This is what the finished wings and halo will look like.
To Make the Skirt:
Cut your tulle down to 3” wide pieces and measure how long you want them to be. You will be able to trim later as well once the child tries it on.
Tie the pieces of tulle through the openings in the headband all around. We ended up with three rows to make a nice full skirt. You can add as much or as little as you would like.
Trim up the ends to the height of the child after they’ve tried it on. This is what the finished skirt will look like.
Add tights, shoes and a t-shirt and you’re done. It took me about two hours to complete this project, but my daughter loves it and can’t wait to wear it this Halloween and use it for dress up at home. Try something fun today and make this year’s Halloween even more special.