Power Rangers Rita Repulsa Costume
|Costume type:||Costumes for Girls|
This homemade costume for girls entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Itzel, the 'Rita Repulsa' costume creator:
My daughter loves the Power Rangers. She has watched all the seasons of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in addition to the movie. She loves to act like she is Rita Repulsa and even knows her lines from the show and the movie. One day we saw that she was acting like Rita and so we asked her if she would like to be her for Halloween and she said yes very excitedly. I thought she would be the perfect candidate to dress up like Rita Repulsa. When coming up with this homemade costume, I tried to keep it as cheap as possible. My mother in law helped make the costume. I bought the material for the dress from the flea market. Then I used a gold metallic spray can to spray on the design on the dress using a stencil that I cut out on cardboard. For the leather vest we used an old leather dress we had and sewed in on her dress. Also, we sprayed a shoelace with the gold and glued it on the leather part of he dress. For the white feathers on the back of her dress, I used a bed skirt I no longer needed and cut it out to resemble feathers. For her neck piece, we used poster foam board from the 99 cent store, cut out the shape and glued on gold ribbon to add to the design. We also got blue foam papers and cut out feather like shapes and glued them to the black foam. For the headpiece, my mother in law made a base out of foam to fit her head and glued on two horns she made out of tape and wire. She wrapped these horns with a long gray/white wig and added the same material from the dress to the horns. I found a necklace containing that red jewel and glued it to the base of the head piece. I also glued on strips of ribbon to the head piece. For the wand we used another sheet of poster board and cut out the shape of the wand, added a red ball from my nieces ball pit and wrapped it around with masking tape to secure it. I then sprayed it with the gold spray and drew the black design with black sharpie. I also added two jewels from a bracelet I already had. We attached it to a metal stick we already had. For accessories I used a few of my rings like Rita Repulsa uses a lot of jewelry. I also used the necklace I had take apart for the headpiece and used it as bracelets for her wrists. Finally I printed out images of the power rangers and glued them on the the crystal ball she holds in her hand.It took a lot of thought and patience to come up with the Rita Repulsa costume. As some things didn't come out exactly how we wanted, I would try different things to make it better. Also, I tried to make it as comfortable as possible for my daughter. We watched the movie and would pause it when we wanted to look at something more close up so we could make sure that we really got all the details from the Rita Repulsa costume.