This is a little off-topic for this furniture upcycler, but I got the Pottery Barn Kids Halloween Costume catalog last week, and it got me thinking about Halloween costumes for my kiddos for this year. I love Halloween!! And I love planning their costumes!
Looking through the pages of the this year’s costume catalog made me think about the adorable lady bug costumes my sister-in-law and I made for our daughters last Halloween that were inspired by the Pottery Barn Lady Bug costume.
We made the no-sew tutus with spools of red tulle tied onto a fitted bit of elastic to go around their waists. Then we sewed on a bunch of black pom poms for the spots. They wore black turlenecks for TCP and black tights. My niece had a cute antennae headband made with black pipe cleaners, but my Bugga Boo was going though a phase of not keeping anything in her hair EVER, so we passed on that element. She, instead, wore the bright red patent leather mary janes. We fashioned the frame for the wings out of coat hangers and hot glued the adorable lady bug fabric (found at Hobby Lobby) around the frame. We added some red with black polka dot grosgrain ribbon at the center that could go over the shoulders, under the arms, and tie at the back to hold the wings on. I think they turned out pretty adorable! (It doesn’t hurt to have such adorable models, either.) :)
I’m thinking I may try another tutu costume for her again this year. Am I the only crazy one planning Halloween already? I bet not. ;)
This project is competing in the Pottery Barn Challenge over at The CSI Project!
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