Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Steampunk Ha!!oween

This year for Halloween, I decided to go with a Disney Villain for my costume.
That's right, I chose Ursula from the Little Mermaid.

With my choice made, I realized that I was definitely going to have to tweak this character to my liking; I didn't want to do the typical purple skin and crazy white hair. Also, since I was making the costume, I realized I had no idea how to make a tentacle dress. Things looked a little grim for me, but then I got inspiration from Pinterest to put the tentacles in a HAT!

If you know me, you know that I love to make mini top hats! I jumped right on that idea, and began to piece together my costume.

(Me and my coworker, Tyson...poor unfortunate soul.)

There was much touch and go and winging it. 
It's amazing what hot glue can do!

This is what I ended up with for a Sea Witch Mini Top Hat! (It was beat up a little when I took this picture. Ignore the imperfections haha)
Here's the break down to this craziness:
Tentacles were made from wire, gauze, fabric and paint!
I found a cool little skeleton at the Dollar Store as well as some shells at Hobby Lobby.


A little hot glue, a little elbow grease and some magic words and Viola an AWESOME HAT!

Well, my costume didn't stop at the hat (I can't do anything simple). Since I was already going down the Steampunk road, I figured I needed an equally awesome necklace.

If you've ever seen the Little Mermaid, you know that a key piece of Jewelry for Ursula is the shell necklace that she captures Ariel's voice in.
I found a glob of Sculpy and started working my magic.


Clay, paint, chain, shells and beads. 
This lovely piece of art came out better than I had anticipated!

It was a great costume all together and I had a blast making it. 
I won two costume contests and got stopped everywhere that I went so people could check out the hat. 

Can't wait til next year!