Friday, 26 October 2012

DIY Ice Queen Costume

This halloween I am dressing up as The Witch, but if any of you have read the Narnia books you will know she is actually the Ice Queen! For this costume I have made a cape from shiny blue material and a crown from a cereal box. This is how to make the look!
For the cape:
Step 1: You will need material of your choice, I chose light blue organza, the right length you want your cape to be, ribbon and a sewing machine or needle and thread. 
Step 2: Double hem the raw edges of the material to stop it from fraying. Tack in place.
Step 3: On a sewing machine, or by hand, sew the edges that you have previously tacked.
Step 4: Fold down the top of your cape to make a tunnel about 3/4cm wide. This is what you will thread your ribbon through.
Step 5: Thread your ribbon through the tunnel, if you are finding this difficult try attaching a safety pin to the end of your ribbon. Tie in a bow and your done. You could always sew on snow flakes if you wanted, that would by a nice extra touch!

For the crown:
Step 1: You will need thin card, like a cereal box, a sharpie/felt tip pen, PVA glue, scissors, hole punch, string, and what ever you wish to decorate it with. I decorated my crown with silver glitter, white ribbon, beads and sequins. 
Step 2: Draw your pattern on to the card using a sharpie. 
Step 3: Cover with glitter and stick on your ribbon.
Step 4: Stick on your sequins and beads.

Step 5: Cut out your crown.
Step 6: Punch a hole in the bottom of each side of your crown. This will be where you attach your string to.
Step 7: Thread the string through the holes and tie tightly. 
And there you have it! A crown made from things you will find around the house. Easy peasy and as cheap as chips! I used silver eyeshadow and blanked out my lips, I also wore a pair of glittery eyelashes. I used a doughnut in my hair, as i thought it looked rather regal! 

What do you think? Have you guys planned your Halloween costumes sorted yet?
Lots of love,


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