How to recycle a Halloween Costume.

The dress young Kylee has on, was bought at a Thrift Store.  For the price of just $3 dollars, you could have owned the dress.  It states “Take to cleaners”, not me. I took it upon myself to machine wash in gentle cycle and not let it go to full spin.

I came up with this way of recycling, the dress was expressive enough. I added black and red bows and little rhinestone on the bow.  I knew it needed one more of something to it.  I decided to go with a Red Flower to add on the center of the dress. 

The hat to this costume is just a hat Kylee’s mom bought to me, and an excellent choice. I didn’t know, prior to the day of Halloween that she was bringing the hat over.  I always say, “You can’t go wrong with tulle”.  The tulle added to the hat was left over from prior a costume. I wrapped it around the hat. It was long enough, then added a little rhinestone on front of the hat and their you have it, a recycle Halloween costume.

On to the black boots, just added red ribbons on to them. I sewed it lightly to the boots,  it was a material  type boot.

A costume is not necessarily a character. You can look in your closet and have something to wear and just add-on something to make it stand out.  With the head-piece, you don’t need a hat.  In total, I spend $5 dollars in material. The rest added to this costume, the boots and hat mommy already had in the house. So this costume cost me $8 dollars. Her mommy stated to me, she had a hard time taking it off her. As long as the child likes it,  is all that matters.

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A thrift store buy $3

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A thrift store buy $3, pictured from the back.

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A thrift store buy $3, up close.

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A thrift store buy $3. With another $5 added on to the dress and head-piece

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A thrift store buy $3, another $5 dollars in material

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A thrift store buy $3, another $5 dollars added to the dress and head-piece

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A thrift store buy $3. Addded on it is, tulle, ribbon and a flower

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