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7 year old corpse bride costume? Answered

My 7 year old daughter wants to be the corpse bride for Halloween. I want her costume to be a great one, so they can use it for dress up when Halloween is over.. any suggestions of how to go about it? I'm a perfectionist and basically want as close to the exact dress as possible. I would classify myself an experienced seamstress.?


 I LOVE that movie!  I made my costume by sewing a tablecloth with a fancy trim to an old slip. It didn't look exactly like the movie's (it was more empire waist) but when combined blue face-paint and hair looked really great.  

I'm actually doing the same thing for my niece. Check thrift stores for old communion or flower girl dresses. You can usually get them for cheap. I used ebay and got one for about $15. I'm also a perfectionist when it comes to her costumes, and I pride myself on that later when they come out fantastic! I found some websites to help out. This one has a few tips for the actual costume but there's also an excellent tutorial for a yarn wig http://diyfashion.about.com/od/costumes/ig/Costume-Ideas/Dead_Bride_Photodisc.htm

Here's an amazing makeup tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCZqxYPC2Gw

As for the dress, you could just cut it up, dye it to look old. I was thinking about getting some skeleton pj's or a costume to cut up for the exposed bone leg and arm and sew that on to a light blue shirt and pants she can wear under the dress. It seems pretty basic. I can't wait to start it.

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Click on the list that runs down the LH side - You will see hundreds of good photos of the actual corpses in their clothes in the Palermo catacombs. You'll get plenty of ideas from this !