My first costume was a bunny costume. I wore it twice and both times I had to borrow my dad’s pants. It was an easy costume, but it just didn’t feel right. I wanted to be something scary, but I didn’t have any scary styles on me. So, for Halloween in 2015, I made my own outfit.
I spent a lot of time researching the different parts of a costume. Luckily, most of them are pretty simple: tights, shoes, a hat or wig and some accessories to finish it off. My favorite part of making a costume is the finishing touches; there’s nothing more satisfying than finding a really great piece that fits perfectly with your ensemble.
I’m not sure why people want to dress up as anything other than themselves for Halloween; it seems very limiting to me. The main thing I love about dressing up is that you can change how you look at yourself and at the same time transform your personality into something new and exciting. This year I decided to make my character “The Fairest Of Them All”—a fairy tale-esque creature who would be perfect as my costume—and I think it worked out well!
If you’re going to dress up for Halloween, then you have to make sure you look good. There are lots of ways of looking good. There are also many different types of costumes, from the elaborate and expensive to the simple and cheap. But one thing they all have in common is that they’re not especially useful for anything else.
Yes, a well-dressed person can be a joy to behold. But in practice, dressing well is not an efficient means of getting what you want. In real life, it is often time-consuming and frustrating; when it comes down to it, people will take a quicker path if it’s easier and cheaper.
An alternative is to take advantage of the fact that you don’t need to look good. You can do as little as you want in terms of clothing and makeup; if you’re going out at night, that’s already half the battle won.
And while there’s nothing wrong with a formal suit or fancy dress (or even some glitter), often there’s something charming about doing less than other people expect.
One of the frustrations of being a geek is that people might think you are weird because you dress up in a way that most people don’t.
But it’s not as hard to be weird as it seems, and if you dress up in a way that’s different from most people, you can even get away with dressing up in a way that’s not so different.
If you want to dress up but don’t know what to wear, here’s how:
1. Find something old-fashioned. If it’s medieval or Victorian, there are tutorials on the web which will tell you how to make an authentic costume from scratch. If it’s from the Revolutionary War or before that, try searching for “how to make a colonial” and find out what to buy at thrift stores or eBay for about $15-$20. It takes about fifteen minutes, and then you look good without being too obvious, like this guy:
But the truth is that you can’t make a costume from scratch unless you know what the costume is supposed to look like.
Suppose your character is supposed to be a wizard. You could try to make a complete outfit from scratch, but in the end it would probably be more trouble than it’s worth. If you’re willing to pay for a store-bought costume, though, you can get one that has all the details right.
You can do it this way: Begin by drawing your character on paper. Then lay out all the pieces of your costume on the floor next to your paper. Add up how much stuff you need, and divide by 2: if there are any leftover pieces of fabric, that’s how many more you’ll need.
From then on, when you cut fabric, subtract one piece at a time until you have no leftover pieces left. You can even do this with household items like blankets and towels; just don’t forget about seams and buttons and other details that may not show up on white fabric but will show up in black ones (black itself is usually used for trim).
Robin costume (also known as Robin Hood) is a typical costume for trick-or-treating in the U.S., consisting of a long tunic, or gown, with a hood attached, worn to give the impression of a medieval outlaw. It is typically worn by children during Halloween and other celebrations of fantasy and horror.
It is similar to the more formal “corps de ballet” costume, in that it is long and sleeveless; both involve a high neckline. The similarity between the two costumes may be why Robin Hood was portrayed as wearing a “blue doublet” in the 1960s Disney animated film Robin Hood.
All modern iterations of the Robin Hood costume are based on the clothing worn by either Robin Hood or his archenemy Will Scarlet in English folklore. This has led to some debate over whether Robin Hood was actually an outlaw or not.
Etymology: The name “Robin Hood” is thought to be derived from Robin of Loxley , who was originally depicted wearing green tights and boots (as opposed to brown in later depictions). The name may derive from Middle English Robyn hode , meaning “dear boy”, from Old English hryf , “a young man”.
The small-scale costume industry is the job of the Costume Institute, a division of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The institute’s responsibilities are not restricted to assembling collections. It also devises costume-themed installations and performances, with one of its most recent presentations being “The Metamorphosis Project.”
This year, the institute pulled together a cast of over 200 performers—including artists, writers, and museum staffers—and dressed them all in various iterations of costumes based on 19th-century men’s fashion. Performers were then rotated through an exhibition space that included such works as “Satin and Lace,” a sculptural installation by Sarah Lucas; “Byron’s Cats,” an installation of silver replicas of cats donated by collectors; “Pants,” a performance featuring changes in pant leg length by museumgoers; and “The Vestment Gallery,” a gallery where visitors can place their own garments on mannequins wearing various historical styles.
The costumed performers were then invited to participate in a ball that evening. The theme was “L’Opéra de la Mode.” The gala was held at the Met Breuer. Over 200 guests attended, including some museum trustees, who had paid $5,000 each just to attend. It was
I will show you how to create a pretty silly costume, and also a neat little headpiece that’s easy to make, and it combines two cool materials: felt and cardboard.
You can get felt at the craft store for about $4 per yard. The packaging is usually brown, but if you ask the salesperson to open it separately, they’ll have no objection.
I like using white yarn because I can just pull it through the holes in the cardboard.
The great thing is that you don’t have to worry about sewing or glueing or anything, because both parts are held by magnets.
And finally you can use it as a collar, or a hairband, or a headband, or a necklace, or whatever! And it’s really easy to take apart and re-use.