The kid changed her mind about being a Squid monster and went an entirely different direction. She now wants to be Taylor Swift for Halloween. I didn’t think that would be too hard to create.
We just needed a Taylor-like dress,the kid’s blonde wig and a guitar,right?
We had plans for a sparkly under the knee number when we hit Goodwill last week. There are always tons of these when I go there looking for books to alter. Now that I wanted to buy one though they seemed to have vanished.
I decided we’d go wispy and long instead. Luckily there were lots of these available. The kid picked out a pretty turquoise one that I almost wanted to keep for myself.
I didn’t but there were a few moments I was really close to doing that. We din’t have to alter it much. The straps had to cut so that it wouldn’t hang down too low, but that was about it.
I thought of making this out of foam board but we weren’t scheduled to make any trips to the stores and I was getting antsy.
(That might sound weird but I don’t drive my husband hates shopping we wait til we have several stops to make and get them out of the way all at once. )
I ended up making the guitar out of cardboard instead. I drew a guitar on the largest piece of cardboard I had and cut this out. Several layers of cardboard were glued onto this one to make the guitar more stable. I learned quickly that it was better to trace the shape onto the cardboard and cut it out before gluing it down but I learned that the hard way and almost broke my scissors trying to cut through two layers of cardboard at once.
If you are familiar with Taylor Swift(and I am now very familiar with Taylor Swift,by the way) there are different styles of guitar she uses. We picked the sparkly one. Because if you have the choice to pick a sparkly guitar you always pick it,obviously.
This is just a layer of glue and glitter with gesso on top to keep it from coming off too easily. I’m thinking we need more glitter.
The strap is fabric and was tied onto one of the middle pieces of cardboard.
I’ve made her boots too but I need to try them on the kid before I show them off. If you need to make boot cover for a costume though I highly recommend this post. It was a life saver when I was trying to figure out how to do this. (I love the internet.
So that’s the girls taken care of for Halloween. My costume has been sorted out too now. I might possibly be sharing it soon.