Halloween was around the corner and the job decided to host a Halloween costume contest. 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 expensive,I decided to go the cheap way and design my own Halloween costume with Metro cards. it was easy at first assembling a dress to fit the design but in the end it worked.
Finding Metro cards to help me design my 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 to make my own Halloween costume for the 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. 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.