Here is my Halloween costume for 2014. Yes, it looks like rain. It IS rain. In fact, a colleague said I was the Raining Queen!
I was inspired by this picture on Pinterest and I’m very pleased with the results.
Once I found this beaded curtain online, I was off and running.
I bought a large wire wreath form at Joann Fabric and Crafts (I made three visits to the store, which was crazy this time of year) and used that to start my hat. Duct tape, nylon mesh and some hot glue gave me the rest of the structure and then I piled on the nylon net and tulle to form the big cloud.
Grey chiffon which my mom and I fashioned into a capelet, was worn over a black chiffon skirt, grey t-shirt and boots that I already had in my closet. My sister Sarah helped with sewing and loaned me silver raindrop earrings. I added some stick-on sequins to the capelet and used some on my face as well.
With California in a state of drought, rain seemed like just what we need. We’re supposed to get it tomorrow, but I’m not sure I want to take credit or blame if it messes up the Giants World Series Victory Parade or trick-or-treating.
I enjoyed the many lovely compliments I received and was pleased that all my hard work on this costume resulted in a prize at our Halloween fundraiser lunch event. I won the “Black & White” category (costume could be black, white or black and white).
There were other creative costumes, including a plethora of different Dorothy’s in gingham and ruby slippers for one department’s hilarious group entry: 50 Shades of Dorothy – each with a different take on the classic. Scary costumes were also represented like this frightening creature with wings that opened and closed. Great work, Jon!
Wishing you a very happy, safe and yes, even soggy Halloween.