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Mrs. Butterworth Costume

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Mrs. Butterworth Costume

Mrs. Butterworth just acting like a bottle

Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2013 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Jennifer, the 'Mrs. Butterworth' costume creator:

I came up with costume idea because I am absolutely the biggest fan of pancakes and maple syrup, so I thought, "why not be the very thing I love the most, Mrs. Butterworth!" I thought it would be neat to make my makeup look bronze and I couldn't wait to make a custom apron!

The hat (cap) - That is made from a rubber foam that I cut down and lined the bottom with a layer to look like the snap part. I then took acrylic paint and painted horizontally on the top of the hat to look rounded, then I painted the strokes downward on the base of the hat to look like the grooves in the original cap. I then hot glued two pieces of brown ribbon to tie behind my bun so it stayed on.

The shaw - that was made from brown silk (underlay) with the top being brown cotton

The shirt - That was purchased online (it is Bella brand)

The skirt - that is made of elastic and brown cotton fabric (this was purchased) However, was homemade

The underlay is a hoop skirt that was also purchased.

The apron -

This was entirely hand made. I started by taking a picture of the bottle with a high resolution camera. I then took that image into Photoshop and subtracted all the design, except for the letters of "Mrs. Butterworth's" and "Thick and Rich". From there, I enlarged the picture and printed it off. I cut out all the letters, pieced them together and then cut each line out individually (Mrs., Butter-, Worth's) I then outlined that onto white fleece. I then cut out the most outer layers and then started to cut out the black edging (trace that onto the felt), cut out the brown edging (trace that onto the felt), and cut the yellow edging (trace that onto the felt). Once I was done with creating a "paint by numbers" for the lettering, I painted the yellow, black and brown in acrylic and let that dry.

I purchased an apron for shape and dyed it red. Once I realized it was not dyed dark enough (red) I decided I would have to go out a buy a red fabric. I then placed the red fabric over the dyed apron and began to shape the apron into the classic shape of the Butterworth apron. I ironed everything to make it as clean cut as possible. From there I hot glued the apron to shape and began on the yellow edging. I cut out strips of 2-3 inches and then glued the edges together, then attached those to the back of the apron on the sides and the bottom of the skirt.

Once the letters were finished drying (overnight) I hot glued them to the front of the apron. I then created the pocket (which IS A pocket) out of the same red fabric. I then lined that pocket with a yellow ribbon and drew the "MB" with a fabric marker. I then cut out the (butter) from the same yellow fabric from the edging and wrote out Thick + Rich with the fabric marker. I then hot glued my skirt to a sash of silk fabric for the sash and the apron was finished!

Apart from the creation of the costume, I also did all my makeup to become bronzed in order to look like the bottle

Rating: 4.2 of 5. Votes: 49

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#1 comment by loolu June 11, 2014

wow this looks looks amazing!!

#2 comment by Net September 26, 2014

How can you make the fabric logo? Any suggestions?

#3 comment by Isabella November 26, 2014

Could you send me instructions on how you made it? Thanks

#4 comment by Roxane warren September 6, 2015

I would like to buy the Butterworth costume how much is it

#5 comment by Justine September 8, 2015

Hi! Love how your costume turned out! What type of paper did you actual Print the letters on to?

#6 comment by Cordelia April 30, 2016

How much did it cost altogether?

#7 comment by Sabrina G July 12, 2016

Can you make this for me??? How much??

#8 comment by Melinda B Allen July 24, 2016

I would love to have this costume

#9 comment by Tamika September 11, 2016

Love it!!! Im starting now for my costume, im still confused on the letters. How did you print it?

#10 comment by Lilly October 20, 2016

How do I order this

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