Yesterday’s Thing was cute. Today’s Thing is the Anti-Cute.
Esther (my youngest) needed a costume for a Griezelfeest — Horror party — with her gymnastics club. As an avid Harry Potter reader, she wanted to go as a Dementor.
Time was limited. I was off to a weekend in London with some friends and with everything else going on I had about half an hour to give to this project.
I pulled together supplies from my stash: a graduation gown from when my husband got his MBA a few years ago, and several pairs of old worn out black dress pants (I have quite a collection because I can’t thrown out anything with fabric).
I cut both legs off one pair of pants, opened them up and stitched them to the underarm seam of the graduation gown, like wings. Then I tore the fabric in strips, to give a creepy, ghoulish effect.
For the hood I chopped another leg off at the knee, undid the hem, opened the side seam part way, and called it a hood.
Isn’t she sweet?
A generous serving of grey eyeshadow around the eyes and mouth, and this soul-sucker was ready to party.
Cost of this Thing: 0
Cost of all Things to date: €21.79