Amethyst Geode Costume
|Costume type:||Costumes for Girls|
This homemade costume for girls entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Tyann, the 'Amethyst Geode' costume creator:
My 21 yr old daughter, Amethyst, is wearing this costume. Her name is Amethyst so she decided to be an amethyst geode. Many people didn't know what a geode was so she also called herself an amethyst rock or crystal.
We had a LOT of fun coming up with this idea. First we went to a rock store to look at various amethyst clusters and get some ideas. We noticed that all the geodes looked like they were wearing a hooded cape. And that's how we came up with the cloak idea. She also had an old purple dress from when she was twelve and it fit like a tunic. Perfect!
After the rock store, we went to every craft and fabric store for more ideas. The costume began to take shape in our minds. For the sleeves, we glued each amethyst rock onto a shiny material. She did one sleeve and I did the other. We searched online for advice on the best fabric glue. We found Beacon's Fabri-Tac had great reviews. It ended up working perfectly. Only 10 little rocks fell out all night. Anyway, we glued each rock on one by one and let it sit overnight.
For the legs, we went with purple leggings and sewed more of the shiny silver material to look like crystals growing out of her shoes. We went to several shoes stores to find the perfect gray shoes to match the cloak material.
The outfit needed more sparkles so we strung together every purple bead we could find around the house to make a necklace.
The cloak was the hardest part to sew but it also turned out to be the best part. She wanted gray on the outside and dark purple on the inside. I taught my daughter a simple loop stitch to connect the two pieces of fabric together. She sewed one side while I sewed the other and we met in the middle. Then I sewed and attached the hood. The last detail for the cloak was the clasp that she picked out from a craft store.
And of course a few purple sticky jewels for her face and purple makeup. She looked most like an amethyst geode when she was sitting down. The total cost of this costume was around $40 for material and craft supplies, and $20 for shoes.