Lady of the Dead La Muerte Costume
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Lady of the Dead (La Muerta)
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This homemade costume for girls entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Brigitte, the 'Lady of the Dead La Muerte' costume creator:
My granddaughter Anna is wearing the costume. She came up with the idea from the animated movie "Book of Life"
The hat is made from foam poster board, the center was cut out and we inserted an old fishing hat with a brim to hold the poster board up.
The candles are made from construction paper rolled up and then rolled into a 4"X4" mailing label to make it more sturdy and a little water proof. The flame for the candles are made from clear teardrop beads that I put a small amount of yellow paint on the back side to look like a glowing yellow flame. The candles were glued to the hat and then I put red material over the poster board.
I put flowers around the bottom of the candles to cover up any seams. I lined the underside of the hat with black felt to cover the white of the poster board and the rim of the fishing hat.
I found yellow rose material to cover the crown of the hat. I cut the roses out of the material and stitched them to the crown and filled in any bare spots with different yellow flowers that I found on sale at Michael's. The feather in the top of the hat also came from Michael's and the leaves came from a thrift store. There is a little bit of Styrofoam in the crown of the hat for shape and to poke the feather into.
I put fringe around the edge of the hat and then a few more flowers.
The dress was purchased at a thrift store and then the black material was sewn into it to make if have some flare. We put flowers and tulle around the bottom.
The belt was made from an old belt that used Velcro to close so we just glued some yellow flowers and leaves to it.
The gloves were purchased at Value Village and we cut the fingers out and glued flowers at the wrists.
The makeup came from ideas we found online
The whole cost of the costume came to around $65.