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Leg Lamp from "A Christmas Story"

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Leg Lamp - Homemade costumes for women

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Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Movie and TV Show Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Kaity, the 'Leg Lamp' costume creator:

I was the infamous Leg Lamp from the film, "A Christmas Story." Christmas and Halloween are my two favorite holidays, so I wanted to combine them together while adding a bit of an untraditional/unique characteristic to it: the lampshade actually lights up!

I bought a cheap lampshade from Walmart, cut out the middle support system, cut a slit down the back and hot glued black fringe to the bottom. I also bought a pack of battery-powered lights and safety pinned them to my clothing underneath the shade so it was illuminated.

I slipped the shade around my waist over previous owned items: a black v-neck, black yoga shorts, black fishnet tights and black pumps.

The total cost of this costume was around $13, and it was a HUGE hit at the Halloween parties I attended!

Rating: 4.0 of 5. Votes: 14

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#1 comment by Ciera November 17, 2014

You did a great job!

#2 comment by Kerry W. December 2, 2014

How did you fasten the back???

#3 comment by Kaity December 3, 2014

Hi Kerry! I actually didn't - I left it open. There was probably a 4-inch gap. However, I sewed a cream colored fabric onto the gap to cover it. I was also wearing black yoga shorts underneath in case anything popped open! :)

#4 comment by Victoria December 15, 2014

Where'd you buy the fringes? Could I just make one?

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