I’m not scared of making a Halloween Costume myself. (I’ve even done it a time or two.) But occasionally you need to realize what is beyond the scope of your crafting skills and adjust accordingly. That’s why when I needed a costume this year I went store bought. Well…online store bought.
When you purchase a Halloween costume you have to appreciate that unless you’re going the super deluxe (and expensive) route, you’ll need a few tweaks to make your costume just right. Starting with making it look like you didn’t just pull it out of a plastic pouch. Costumes tend to be made from synthetic materials which mean you’ll have to iron on the lowest possible setting. Just make sure you start in an inconspicuous spot to make sure you don’t melt anything! If ironing isn’t an option just hang it up in the bathroom for a few days and let the steam do all of the work.
Check your costume carefully for loose threads and spots in need of repair. The bows on the bottom of my skirt were a little loose so I took care of them with a needle and thread. Not handy with a little light sewing? A little glue will work, too.
Pay attention to what is and is not included with your costume. The packaging and the online item description always list the exact contents. The picture, however, will typically show extra items not included. Make sure you know exactly what you’re getting! The red petticoat and shoes pictured on my costume packaging was a separate purchase.
Sometimes the accessories that come with your costume will need a little help to work for you. The red bow with my costume was perfect but it came on a red plastic headband. Now this it totally my head’s fault but I just cannot do a plastic headband. Instant headache. I popped off the bow and planned to use a bobby pin to hold it in place. I just happened to find a very loose red headband that didn’t give me a headache and used that instead. A touch of hot glue and I was ready to go!
Don’t forget to add your own accessories. My Snow White costume clearly needed a poisoned apple. And I decided my apple needed to be glittered. So, you know…some Mod Podge and some red glitter later I had a glittery poisoned apple. Because that’s a thing. So with these tips you’ll be ready for any Halloween party. Even one that occurs online because your friends are weird. (Or you’re weird, which is why they’re your friends…) And it makes total sense that for our online party my costume was purchased online, too. Costume Discounters have almost anything you could dream up. Plus size costumes, kids costumes, pet costumes and more. If you want it, they probably have it. And there’s still time for it to arrive for Halloween. Just check out the expedited shipping options.