How do you follow up the Kidnapped Mermaid Costume?
My friend, Pandy627, came up with another great idea for a sexy and impressive costume this year: Genie on a Flying Carpet.
This costume not only looks great, it's also very easy and quick to make. We were able to put the whole thing together in under 4 hours and so can you!
Step 1: What you"ll need
You might be able to find many of these items already in your possession.
From the thrift store or the back of your closet:
-silky pajama pants (you'll need to cut these so pick a pair you won't want to wear again)
-nylons or tights (doesn't matter if they have holes)
-genie top (we were lucky to have a friend willing to lend her belly dancing top, but a snazzy bra would work just as well)
-gold bling like a belt, bangles and big earrings.
From the dollar store:
-small gravy boat
-clip on pony tail hair piece
-sheet of foam core (you could use cardboard instead)
From the fabric store:
-magic carpet fabric (you might be able to find an actual carpet to use instead but it will likely be heavier and may not be as easy to work with)
-cheap black fabric to cover base
-fabric to line the underside of the carpet (we used gold lamé)
-batting and stuffing
From the hardware store:
-gold spray paint
-casters (only if your walker doesn't already have wheels)
-2 bamboo garden stakes
From craigslist or your parents'/grandparents' garage:
-walker (we were lucky to find an unwanted walker for free but if you can't get a walker a rolling bar cart or anything else that's hip height and on wheels would work)
-sewing machine (or needle and thread)
-glue gun and glue
-measuring tape or ruler