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Carrie White Costume

Carrie White Costume

Carrie White Costume

Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2019 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Isabella, the 'Carrie White' costume creator:

This costume was very last minute, to say the least. I made this entire outfit on Wednesday, October 30th. Now my family has always been a fan of horror movies and novels. Steven King is one of my favorite authors and I have read many of his books. The idea all sprung from when I didn't know what to wear for Halloween. On Sunday, my best friend was picking me up from a school event when I started my complaining. I told her I wanted to do a horror outfit and that I would kill to create a famous King novel character. Turns out she was at a thrift store earlier in the day and bought a floor-length white prom dress for a school film shoot. Then Carrie popped into my mind. It was all falling into place. I took her $15 prom dress, jumped out of her car, and went to work.

If you haven't bought the store-bought fake blood, then I'll save you the trouble. DON'T! It wasn't working as I wanted it to. It was goopy and sticky and wouldn't dry on the fabric correctly. So I made a new concoction. I found a YouTube video of a mixture of water, red food coloring, cocoa powder, and confectioners sugar. The consistency was watery like actual blood and was the perfect color. I was all ready to make my outfit. Then disaster struck. The Southern California Getty Fire struck and I was forced into mandatory evacuation. My family scrambled our things and got in the car with only some clothes, my dog, and some family pictures. We were staying in downtown LA and weren't allowed to go home. After three days I was getting homesick, so I went back to my town and stayed with a friend who wasn't evacuated. I snuck into my house and grabbed my costume material. So I took my dress, my blood and drove myself up to the highland palisades.

We put the dress in her bathtub and dripped the blood all over. Around 5 PM my dad called me from Downtown LA saying that the fire was more contained and that our evacuation orders had been lifted. I grabbed my dripping dress and my blood and went home. It took all night to dry. The next day, Halloween I bought some red creme makeup, red hairspray, a sash, and a tiara. Around 2 PM I started to put on my blood. It took hours to dry but the finished product was worth it. In the end trough flames and mandatory evacuations, my costume was complete. Who knew that a thrift store prom dress, a lot of fake blood, and a few props really can make a Halloween costume great?

All Costs:
Thrift Store Prom Dress: $15
Homemade Fake Blood: ~$5
Sash: $3
Red creme makeup: $5
Red hairspray: $4
Tiara: $3
TOTAL: Roughly $35

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