After searching some costumes on Pinterest I became motivated to make my own. This entire costume cost me less than $30 and it only took me about an 1 hr to 1 1/2 to make (minus all the drying time from the spray paint.)
I’m going to show you how simple it was to make this costume.
Here is what you will need:
1- white lamp shade (8x17x11) or whichever fits
Tight black dress
2- small cans of gold spray paint or 1 large can
1 ½ yards of black 4” fringe if you cannot find black fringe you can always buy white and spray paint it black
Black fishnet tights
Hot glue gun
Step One: Cutting out the top rim off the lamp. This was by far the most difficult part of the costume and time consuming. You need really strong scissors or an exact-o-knife to cut this out since it’s glued in and wrapped around. After you have cut the rim off the lamp, open the back part of the lamp which is glued together (so that you can actually get the lamp up on your waist) if you choose to go with a different lamp you may not have to do this.
Step Two: Spray paint the lamp gold (wait a couple of hours)
Step Four: Hot glue the fringe to the bottom of the lamp and the gold ribbon to the top of the lamp which will create a belt to keep the lamp closed in the back.
**If you decide to re-create this look on Halloween, I would love to see! If you post a photo, use the hashtag #pleatsscallopedlace
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