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Wind Up Doll Costume
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Costume type:  Costumes for Women
Categories:Halloween Costumes, Toys and Dolls Costumes

This homemade costume for women entered our 2012 Halloween Costume Contest, and won 9th place in the Favorite Halloween Costume nomination!

A word from Lark, the 'Wind Up Doll' costume creator:

I am the one wearing the costume. I thought of this idea - I couldn't find anything like it online, so I decided to make it myself.

Picked up a old dress and petticoat from the good will.

For the functioning wind up Key: got a back brace. I went to home depot and picked up a metal spinning wheel (like the ones that are on the bottom of an office chair or movable house chair - It looked like this one). I removed the wheel and was left with a flat metal backing and a connecter for the wheel which was able to spin. I attached that metal piece by using the holes on the flat part and sewing it to the back of my back brace. Then I picked up some foam piping from the store and shaped that into a bow in several pieces and connected them all together with shiny duck tape. Then I attached the foam Key to the spinning part on the back brace with more tape. topped it off with some mary-jane shoes, white tights, a good wig, and fun makeup. Sorry it's hard to explain the contraption I made for the key - but I hope you can kind of get the gist.

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#1 comment by Quinta Gaines October 8, 2012

Awesome costume. Super authentic. You can tell this wasn't bought at a cheap Halloween store :)

#2 comment by VJ Toews October 9, 2012

Impressed! You deserve big "treat" for this effort! ;)

#3 comment by Padge October 10, 2012

Very cute! I wish I had a party to go to so I could do this :)

#4 comment by Jo October 14, 2012

There when it emerged......very inventive and really worked as a wind up key! Such a creative idea!!

#5 comment by Clara October 14, 2012

tyring to find the perfect dress to do this. any ideas?

#6 comment by Lark October 14, 2012

I went to a bunch of thrift stores. And then I found a pettie coat to throw underneath. That would prob be your best bet.

#7 comment by Ksmom November 9, 2012

Oh wow, My daughter was this last year!!!
I got the idea from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
Great minds think alike! ; )

#8 comment by Wendy October 29, 2014

I absolutely love it. Im actually doing this....

#9 comment by Aubrey November 26, 2014

Love the costume! Would like to see more of it or know how it was made.

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