I love getting dressed up for Halloween. I usually make or buy a new costume but because I didn't want to spend on my own costume this year (saving up for a vacation) I had to be more creative. I did buy some material at Joanne's when it was 60% off. But got in over my head without a sewing pattern. Last time I bought a pattern they were around $5-$7, when did they start costing $20-$25??
So I bought a $8 shirt at Walmart that has skeleton bones on it and some make up. My plan is to paint my face as a Day of Dead skull. I have not done a test run, not sure how good my make up skills will be. I will also need to do my daughter's makeup this year. She will be a dead /zombie ballerina. We found her a vampire type costume that has a frilly skirt. I think it will make a cool looking Gothic ballerina. Much more original than a vampire. If we turn out presentable I will post pictures.
Because I can't stand anything to go to waste I found a use for at least some of my material from Joanne's. It is a black lace with red skulls. I have a red table cloth on my dining room table so I put the lace material over the top. It turned out really cool and I might even leave it there all year round. Still have some black spider web material left but I will eventually find use for that also. Here is my dining room table.