October 26, 2009

ttF Daily Fave: Yellow Feathers

Ideas for Using Feathers to Create a Halloween Costume

Two years ago, I attended a Snoopy runway show at Bryant Park during Fashion Week. I fell in love with the outfit Project Runway‘s Laura Bennett created using Woodstock as an inspiration. I instantly knew what I wanted to be for Halloween.

I bought a corset at a vintage shop and yellow fabric paint, glitter glue, a glue gun and bags of yellow feathers at Michaels. I painted the corset, outlined the boning with the glitter and glue gunned feather fuzz at the bust. For the skirt, I used an old cotton stretch mini that had three tiered layers and spent hours glue-gunning feathers one-by-one. It was worth it. I adored my costume.

The feathers came in handy that week. I glue-gunned them to cardboard to create wings for my dog, Bunny; I used them to make my friend’s daughter a last minute costume so she could enter a contest with me and Bunny in West Hollywood (we won!); and I glue-gunned them to bedazzle masks for my masquerade party.

And the yellow feathers keep flying: Just yesterday, I put them in my hair for an impromptu Pocahontas costume!

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