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Comic Girl Costume

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Comic Girl - Homemade costumes for women

Comic Girl and Rainbow Brite

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Photo #1 - Comic Girl and Rainbow Brite Photo #2 - Comic Girl Photo #3 - Pillsbury Dough Boy trying to figure out how a paper dress is made!
Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Comic Book Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2011 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Jennifer, the 'Comic Girl' costume creator:

This was by far my favorite Halloween costume. Ever. I think everyone I encountered loved it as much, some even more, than me! I was inspired to make the Comic Girl Dress from the MAC makeup POW! Halloween look, which I used as my makeup for the night.

To make the dress, I started off by building a duct tape corset by wrapping the tape, sticky side out, around my waist and chest. Once the corset was complete I slit it down the side and removed it. I fit the comic pages over the duct tape and then secured them with packing tape.

Next I got some cheap fabric and made a simple circle skirt. I spread the skirt out, placed the pages how I wanted them and then used spray adhesive to secure them to the fabric. Once all the pages were secured to the skirt I trimmed off the excess paper from the bottom and waist of the skirt. I then covered the entire skirt in packing tape.

Next I cut the paper into strips and made a belt with the strips and packing tape. I secured the belt to the skirt.

When the time came to get dressed I put on the corset. Closed it with packing tape. Then put on the skirt and attached it to the corset by wrapping packing tape around it.

To finish the look I created the KABOOM! headband with floral wire, and old headband, craft foam paper and letters.

Rating: 4.1 of 5. Votes: 23

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#1 comment by candace atchley October 9, 2014

did u make this dress if so how

#2 comment by Kianna November 19, 2014

Where can I get one of these?

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