Yes, I still dress up for Halloween. I work at a community college and can wear my costume to work. Here I am with my friend Nicole who looks super-glamorous in a feathered witches hat.
I get ideas for costumes and I’m lucky enough to have a mom who sews. Then I work on the little details that take it from an idea into a whole character.
This year I wore a costume from a few years back but slightly changed the concept from “Stamping Goddess” to “Creative Goddess”. I had to explain to most people that the “stamping” was for the rubber stamping I did. Having to explain isn’t a good characteristic for a costume. I decided that being a “Creative Goddess” would be easier to understand.
To make it even more clear, I carried business cards. I originally made the template for these during 30 Days of Creativity but updated them with the job title of Creative Goddess. Each was decorated with differing stamps, washi tape, Dianne dots and other embellishments.
A long, classic tunic with a purple drape was the base of my “Creative Goddess” costume. I was calling it a toga but when I looked up toga I learned that it would be more accurate to call it a “stola”. The purple drape or mantle is a palla.
The wreath is made from designs of leaves and ferns stamped on fabric, cut out and glued back-to-back with a wire in between and then wired together. One thin wire connects all the way around and is mostly hidden under my hair in front. I wanted that crown-of-laurels effect.
I created the pins on the palla with aluminum tape and card stock using the same technique as these charms with the addition of pin backs I attached with hot glue.
I embellished my sandals with little disks made using copper tape and paper, like I used here for pumpkin pins. Copper polish on my toes added to the look.
Stick-on crystal jewels added sparkle and color to my accessories and I wore one on my forehead – bindi bling.
Glittery eye-makeup with black eye-liner, coppery shadow and lots of mascara completed my Creative Goddess look.
It was lots of fun letting my inner Goddess out for the day but I don’t have the time or patience to adorn myself like that every day. I’m happy to say I won the costume contest at work. Next year I’ll be one of the judges but I’ll probably still come up with some kind of costume.
Do you wear a costume for Halloween? This is what I wore last year.
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