Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween, DIY Style (Part 2)

Sometimes it helps to have friends who have an unnatural affinity for making things. And yes, I am unapologetically referring to myself here. In this case, it helped my friend Danielle who otherwise would have gone sans costume on Saturday night. Since my roommate was dressing as Pocahontas (a half-Peruvian version, no less), we decided to go ahead and make two versions of the costume so that Pocahontas could have a blonde friend for the evening.

This costume really takes me back to my elementary school days as I am sure it does for you  - I mean, who wasn't a stereotypical version of a Native American at some point in grade school? Regardless, this is a very easy costume to make and, besides the dying part that was done a night before, only took about an hour.

Adding salt to the dye bath for cotton

End result of the dye job

Cut, cut, cut

Some leather cord for a simple bracelet

No waste around these parts - used the collar to make a headband...just add feathers!

See what I did there?

Accessorize with your most obviously "Native American" jewelry (er, South African) and viola!

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