Weeping Angel Costume
|Costume type:||Costumes for Girls|
This homemade costume for girls entered our 2014 Halloween Costume Contest.
A word from Dana, the 'Weeping Angel' costume creator:
This is my 12 year old daughter, Georgie. She is dressed as a weeping angel from Doctor Who.
To make the costume, I used gray sheets for the dress, a small hula hoop for the bottom hem of the dress, stockings for the arms, yarn for the wig, angel wings and tons of paint.
I made a simple tube dress and used both dark gray and light gray paint for low lights and highlights to simulate the look of stone. I made sure to place the wide edge of the flat sheet at the bottom of the dress to use it as a casing for the hula hoop. A happy accident occured when the hula hoop I planned to use broke. That allowed me to easily slip the hula hoop through a small slit I created in the bottom of the sheet. I then used duct tape to "fix" the hula hoop so that it was a circle again. To attach the wings, I put two sets of button holes into the back of the dress so that I could slip the wing's elastic under the dress.
For her arms, turned a pair of stockings into a long sleeved "crop top" by cutting the crotch out of the stockings and cutting finger holes into the toes. I would only have to put makeup on her fingers. I then again painted low and highlights using the dark and light gray paint.
I created the wig using a homemade wig cap made out of another pair of stockings and sewed gray yarn to it. Once the yarn was attached to the wig cap, I used a mixture of glue and water and glued the yarn into the desired hairstyle. The glue also keeps the yarn from absorbing all of the paint, giving the hair a stone quality. I tried painting some of the wig without using the glue mixture first and the yarn just absorbed the paint without looking like stone. Definitely use the glue mixture if using yarn.
Since I am horrible at construction, I decided to use standard angel wings to create the stone wings. I spray painted the white wings with black spray paint and then gray spray paint on top of the black. Once that was dry, I came back with the dark and light gray craft paint and again painted low and highlights. I also painted the elastic that attached the wings to the body.
Her face was painted with regular Halloween makeup using a mixture of white, gray and black makeup. I tapped it onto her skin, making sure to not blend it too much. The more mottled the look, the more it looked like stone.