Of course, she wanted to make a costume immediately, just after we undecorated the tree. She has not yet decided whether she wants to be a fairy, a princess or an angel, but lucky for me, these three roles can be attributed with almost identical accessories.
And so we made the wings first, following these instructions. We bended the metal hangers from the dry cleaner's into the desired shape and connected the two wings (good tongs were very helpful by this step) and "stitch" was wrapped with some masking tape.
After that, we wrapped the wings with a pair of transparent stockings
and I sprayed them with some
As you can guess from the background of the last picture, spraying was performed outdoors, because the scent is quite suffocating in a closed space, and it's easier to avoid potential stains on the furniture. In the end, we decorated the wings by using textile colors. After the colors had dried, I fastened an elastic rubber band to the wings, which will serve as shoulder straps. We also made a pair for The Younger as well:
Since it was much fun to us, we made another pair. Honestly, this one reminds me more of an airplane propeller, however, its owner had no objections.
All together, it looks something like this:
I agree with those who say that it is not a matched color scheme, but since this is the costume for my girl, I let her to choose the colors.
The crown was simply made according to the template from the site Spoonful.com.
Here I have more close photos:
Now, I hope the costume will survive till Carnival, because the Older does not want to take the wings off, she's running around the house stumbling into furniture. Or should I say flying?
At the moment as I write this, the crown has already been damaged.
What will be your mask in a carnival? See here if you need an idea.
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