DIY Halloween Costume
DIY Halloween Costume contest was announced by my job since Halloween was the next upcoming event on the calendar. The winner would receive a gift card of an unknown value. The announcement was made three weeks before Halloween and with Halloween costumes being so outrageously scary, I decided to go the not so scary route and design my own Halloween costume using used Metro cards. It wasn’t easy at first finding a dress to fit the design pattern but, in the end it worked.
Finding Metro cards to help me design my diy Halloween costume was not a problem as I have been collecting metro cards for about two years now. My co-workers also supplied me with these pieces of plastic that usually line Subway floors. Any way,I have a huge collection and always wanted to make a Metro card dress so I decided participate in the Diy Halloween costume contest.
I drew up a blueprint of the dress on paper and had an idea of what it would look like but, because of time I only made a top which everyone just cooed about. Prior to actually designing the dress, I experimented with hot glue and that did not work. I punched holes into the cards and tried attaching them together with strings or paper clips to join them together but that didn’t work either. So, I proceeded to use paper fasteners which I inserted into the holes to attach the cards together.
After I completed the top and tried it on it caressed my skin so I decided to add soft mesh which did the trick. As you can see the dress made from recycled materials even though its a work in progress fits rather nicely.
Metro cards may not be your costume of choice but you can always go for a cool glow look by clicking HERE.
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