Good news today is one of my FAVORITE days of the year! As a kid my mom would start planning our costumes in the summer. My sister and I were everything from a man eating flower to a hot air balloon (complete w/ free standing balloon and actual basket my sister stood in!) Mi Madre is pretty freaking awesome when it comes to Halloween and being creative!
In honor of the funnest lady I know, this year I made my costume (more like Semi-homemade) but it still counts right?
This year, I went as the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimension in Space) Machine from the show Doctor Who.
Thankfully I already owned a blue dress that I picked up at Target years ago (even better it still fit!). I figured with the help of some paint and a glue gun I could whip an "inspired" tardis dress without too much
|Unassuming simple Target shift dress from mid-2000's|
I used card stock to mark where I wanted the panels and also taped the other pieces to the dress while I was wearing it to make sure everything was where I wanted it. (This dress tends to bunch as you walk so I didn't want the paper to constantly be pulling).
I laid out my supplies and plenty of paper (no need to paint the hardwoods!)
Annnnnd I cracked open a bottle of liquid DIY courage.... I knew this would either come out awesome or the result of letting rabbid monkeys loose with a paint brush....
I spent 2 nights on the costume. First night I glued and painted the white panels. I let this all dry before adding the details and the belt.
For any Doctor Who fans, I hope you enjoy the extra "flair" I added to the dress....
Day 2, I did my best at free hand window panes and borders. I also hot glued the "Police" sign to an old black fabric belt I had laying around.
Not too shabby right?!?!
The end result came out AWESOME! I even met a couple who dressed up as the Doctor and River at the party!!
I will totally be saving this dress for future events... I am really happy with the results even if it isn't perfect.
Anyone else dressing up for Halloween?