Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Halloween Costume Flashback

Anyone who knows me knows Halloween is my favorite holiday.  I love everything about it…the ghouls, the goblins, the candy….but mostly the dressing up.  It is so much fun to be someone else for a few hours.  Halloween is like getting a break from your real life and all the stresses that go along with it.  Every year I have grand plans to construct some elaborate costume.  Do I do it?  No.  My vision has an unlimited budget and mad construction skills.  In reality, I have $5 and a glue gun.  That’s not cutting it!  Not to say I haven’t made or put together costumes, because I have.  I have also purchased costumes.  The purchased costumes usually involved some form of alterations.  When you are a chubbster, it is hard to find anything off the rack that fits well.  Most “plus size” costumes are still too minus for me. 

Here are a few of my costumes from the past.  For reference, the purchased costumes are most likely the largest size available, probably a 3/4.  
I purchased this costume from OneStopPlus.  It was too small in the waist/hip area.  I opened up the sides and put in button holes.  I was able to weave ribbon through the button holes to give myself some coverage and breathing room. 

The beer girl costume was also purchased from OneStopPlus.  It was too tight.  I was able to take the seams apart and loosen it up some.  The beer purse is the best part of this costume!  

My spider costume was mostly things I already owned.  I made the jacket from a pattern, Halloween material, and feather boas purchased from Jo-ann Fabric and Craft. 

My Pink Lady costume also involved things from my regular wardrobe.  I made the pink jacket from vinyl and a pattern.  

Last year I was a leopard.  Purchased the main part of my costume and then made a tutu to go with it.  

For 2013, I purchased the Leg Avenue Monster costume from Torrid.  I also purchased some white fur to make some long gloves and leg warmer type things.  I have yet to make this actual part of my costume, that’s why there isn’t a pic of me modeling it yet.  When I do, I will be sure to blog about it!  

We are a collective of plus size bloggers coming together to post on the same subject. This month we each have a post on “Halloween so check them out by clicking on each link.