Step 4: Finishing

I finished the costume by sewing on a string of beads and gluing on trim to add further decoration to the trees.  Then I stacked the inner and outer dresses with the wrong sides together and tacked them together at the open shoulder seams and necklines. 

I placed a wire around the hem of the tree to make it stand out in a circle.

I finished the shoulder seam with Velcro so it was easier for the girls to get over their heads and close up.

A quick vinyl star attached to a spring on a headband topped off the costumes. 

I hope you have fun designing and lighting up your own Christmas tree costumes - the possibilities are limitless.  And the costumes are great for after-dark trick-or-treating, as they provide their own light source!
Where did you find the lights?
cool!! <3
Hey, Schooch--this is cool. Will you make a "Girl on Fire" (Hunger Games) dress next year?
That's an awesome idea! I wish you'd talked to me two weeks ago :D
I'd love to see that you'd make the best Katniss
It'll be more timely next year anyway AFTER the movie comes out. : )
OMG!! best idea ever!!
Christmas,Halloween mix very original! nice work scooch
Very nice! And the girls are adorable!
Those kids are adorable!
Pretty CoOL! Just one thing you forgot! The Christmas gifts... =)
I love it! They're adorable!

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