If you have seen Rocky Horror you know that at a showing you will see amazing costumes, tons of props and lots of singing, dancing, and sweet transvestites! Tickets were only 5 dollars, and there was an outdoor bar so you could get drinks. Plus they allowed coolers so you could bring in soda, and snacks.
I decided early on that I was creating my own "Columbia" costume. She is one of my favorites from the iconic movie and I have done Magenta before. I didn't have a lot of money to spare so I had to use as much stuff from home as I could. Let's take a look at this little project from start to finish shall we?
It all starts with a hat... Columbia is notorious for her gold sparkley hat now I could have just bought one but that wouldn't be near as fun would it? So I found a top hat I had from a different costume and used a glitter spray paint to paint the entire thing a wonderful sparkle gold.
|This paint works fantastic BUT it does clog and then you have a PROBLEM! Used the red rhinestones as trim on the hat, just to add some originality to the look|
|Now the wood has a nice glitter accent too ;)|
Next for the hat I wanted to add some Jackie in there so I trimmed it with some red rhinestone trim, and tacked a big black bow to the back! Because I love bows!
|I glued the stones and bow on with E6000, every crafters best friend! My husband has those trusses held in the garage for his band so I let it rest on them to dry over night|
I found a black sequin bow tie for 2.99 at Halloween Spirit (if you are in Grand Rapids they are located on Alpine Avenue) I lastly wanted a gold jacket to match. Columbia wears a gold sequin blazer, I had this old metallic gold jacket from Forever 21, again another purchase that was less than 20 dollars! I got that thing in college in like 2008 and find it still handy.
If you are a costume person like myself, when you have things like that that seem like a "I'll wear this one time for this party..." instead of throwing it out, put it in a box that you store in the basement because I tell you what half of the costumes I make are done out of things I already have right at home from outfits, costumes, and adventures!
|Here is the look, now lets put it all together|
I am now so stoked for Halloween! I am not telling what I am being yet, but I promise it will be very fun!