Comic Girl Costume




This was by far my favorite Halloween costume. Ever. I think everyone I encountered loved it as much, some even more, than me! I was inspired to make the Comic Girl Dress from the MAC makeup POW! Halloween look, which I used as my makeup for the night.

To make the dress, I started off by building a duct tape corset by wrapping the tape, sticky side out, around my waist and chest. Once the corset was complete I slit it down the side and removed it. I fit the comic pages over the duct tape and then secured them with packing tape.

Next I got some cheap fabric and made a simple circle skirt. I spread the skirt out, placed the pages how I wanted them and then used spray adhesive to secure them to the fabric. Once all the pages were secured to the skirt I trimmed off the excess paper from the bottom and waist of the skirt. I then covered the entire skirt in packing tape.

Next I cut the paper into strips and made a belt with the strips and packing tape. I secured the belt to the skirt.

When the time came to get dressed I put on the corset. Closed it with packing tape. Then put on the skirt and attached it to the corset by wrapping packing tape around it.

To finish the look I created the KABOOM! headband with floral wire, and old headband, craft foam paper and letters.



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    This is such a fantastic idea, thank you. I'll be making a music album version of this for a cruise.

    what a great idea! must have been sad to have to cut yourself out of it at the end of the night!


    7 years ago on Introduction

    I absolutely love the comic book dress & Rainbow Brite! I think I might have to try this :)


    7 years ago on Introduction

    What an awesome idea, That looks like actual comic book fabric. You both look great. Very creative. Thank you for sharing this.

    I thought it was comic book fabric when I first saw the picture - kind of sad to find out it's not as I would totally buy that kind of fabric but also super cool knowing I could make this too. Thank you for sharing!!