Madame Zoltar Costume
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This homemade costume for girls entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Jason, the 'Madame Zoltar' costume creator:
I'll describe Angelina's Evil Madame Zoltar costume step-by-step.
This was the top question tonight, Who's idea was this? All of my kids costumes are of course my idea, but I give them different options to choose from. This year's options was the famous Zoltar costume from the movie Big or Ms. Melanie Daniels from the 1963 classic horror film The Birds directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Once Lina made her decision we immediately started working, it took us three months to do and we finished the day of the contest. I was responsible for her outfit, accessories, hair and make up, which I found mostly on Ebay. My husband, Jayson Tella, was responsible for building the booth but the first design didn't work out and it set us back a couple weeks.
An extreme hiking/camping trip my cousin went on, gave me the idea to use an external frame backpack, one Lina can wear and hold the booth comfortably. These are really expensive but lucky my cousin had plenty and gave us one.
We bought a strong wardrobe moving box from U-Haul for durability. One that can stand all the cutting, hot gluing, drilling and painting. Using a thin sheet of wood on the inside and two pieces on the outside, holes were drilled in both but first we zip tied the inside wood to the frame and then bolted the inside and outside wood together with the box in between.
The most expensive items we bought was the purple velvet fabric and the dangling tassels from Jo-Anns Fabric. We had leftover molding which were painted black and gold and Jay did an awesome marble looking paint job around thee entire box. We bought gold poster board and used a stencil, to airbrush the design.
Everything has been both hot glued and drilled with small screws, The vintage coin insert and Madame Zoltar sign, I found online and photoshop it. We added battery operated lights and a color changing orb for the final look. Project done and 1st won. Lina was an instant celebrity posing for pictures and being interviewed by tons of people. Thanks everyone for your compliments, it shows all our hard work paid off. Covina, California