Weeping Angel Child Costume - Easy

My 11 year old daughter wanted to be a Weeping Angel for Halloween.  What could be scarier?  I didn't want to have to do any sewing, and wanted it to be as cheap and easy as possible.  We weren't too concerned with absolute stone-like accuracy, more with BEING JUST AMAZINGLY FREAKINGLY TERRIFYING AND AWESOME COOL.

The costume had to be warm, because it often snows in Colorado on Halloween.  And we didn't want to have to paint too much of her body, because of the expense of the paint and because it gets itchy.

We started with a second hand choir robe as the base.  Angel wings and werewolf teeth from a costume shop.  Krylon "make it stone" paint in "black granite" (grey for the robe) and "obsidian" (black for the wings).


Step 1: Painting the Costume

I made a rough sash out of a piece of black satin fabric we had lying around.  Then we painted the robe and sash with the black granite "Make it Stone" spray paint. 

Step 2: Face Paint and Under Layer

To minimize body paint and keep her warm, we got a grey turtle neck, gloves, and tights from Target.

I ordered Palmer face paint in black and white online, and applied with make-up sponges and a pastry brush.  The pastry brush was GREAT for painting the hair.  Highly recommend that.

We mixed a base grey, then sponged bits of black over her face and outlined her eyes with black eye liner.  Even I was surprised at how well the effect worked.

Step 3: "Blink"

I ended up having to do some sewing.  The straps on the wings were too long for her, so I shortened those.  And I sewed the wings to the robe in an attempt (with minimal success) to keep them up higher on her back.  We tried stapling first.  This did not work.  :D
You may want to add some sort of rigid structure with a coat hanger or something, if you care.  But as you can see, once she had it all on the effect was great!  Good enough to scare everyone in the neighborhood.

Happy Halloween!



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    5 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    The costume is great, and the teeth just push it over into "HOLY SPJOT"


    6 years ago on Introduction

    Looking good! You should put a picture of the final costume as the first picture so people can see what you've made right when they click.

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    my only qualms would be that the gloves make the hands look huge, but of course with the cold weather i totally appreciate why it had to be done, and of course painting the teeth, but i can see that being a lot of effort to find an apropriate piant and the wouldn't be worth it. good work

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Painting the teeth was not really an option for us since they're inside a child's mouth. And making a grey dental piece would have kicked this right out of the "quick and easy costume" category! Daughter didn't mind the mismatched teeth, she reckoned she was well scary enough like this!

    And I don't think the gloves are what make her hands like huge, they're just thin knit cotton gloves. She just has really big hands for her size! :)