Halloween is over, but here's a rundown of what I actually wore on the big night! Can't wait to hear what you dressed up like this year! I worked with RIT Dye on this year's costume, so I started with a white cotton dress as the base and then played around with dye to really give off a gumball machine feel!
Start a dye bath for your garment next. I used a washing machine, but a stove top works as well. Fill your machine with hot water (run it on a whites wash) or boil the water on your stove top. Add your chosen dye (I went with Cherry Red) to your dye bath...
...wet your garment completely in water, and then add your piece to the bath.
After the wash is complete (or after you've let the garment marinate on the stove top) toss it into the dryer to dry completely before adding your pompoms!
Using a hot glue gun, begin affixing pompoms to the top of the dress.
You want to cover the whole front of the bodice.
With the pompoms affixed, start creating the rest of the gumball accoutrements with felt!
You can create the price sticker using white felt and a marker to write 25 cents on it. The dial can be created by cutting a circle and little rectangle out and gluing them together. The slot where the gumball comes out can be made by trimming a small trapezoid out of the black felt.
Time to celebrate Halloween!
What did you dress up as this year?? Did you DIY anything fun? Share your costumes in the comment area!!