Sunday, October 30, 2011

DIY Katy Perry Costume ... Epic Failure

I don't know if it is just me, but the month of October has just about flown by. Which means that when I got the idea to dress up as Katy Perry for Halloween at the beginning of the month, I thought I had plenty of time to get my costume ready. When in reality, Friday afternoon was spent having a couple glasses of wine and a long chat session with some of my coworkers for our first "Friday Fun Night", then dragging Dustin out to Target and Wal-mart to gather my supplies.

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My list was simple...

1. Plain white dress
2. Brightly colored circles to become candy dots on the dress
3. Long blue wig
4. Flashy false eyelashes

Well, I was able to find a simple white slip, party favor mini frisbees to serve as dots, a short blue wig, and some glittery eyelashes. I soaked the frisbees in some hot water to peel off the labels, no problem. Then I lined them up in rows on my dress and glued them on with some tacky glue. I had bought some Liquid Stitch for adhering the dots, but I forgot that required the heat of an iron, which would be a no-go.

In a second set of running errands Saturday morning I found a better blue wig, and Dustin got the items for a Charlie Sheen costume - winning! Then in the midst of vacuuming and prepping for our Halloween gathering, Dustin moved my costume. The candy dot dress that had 24 candy dots hopefully drying on the dress, suddenly was left with only about 7 dots actually attached. Epic fail! Did I mention this was an hour and a half before our guests were coming?

I scrambled at the last second to put together a fabulous 80's costume instead. Black lace top, pink leopard miniskirt, black leg warmers, loads of pearl necklaces, super curly hair, and some flashy eye shadow to top it all off.

If you decide to go the DIY costume route, I would suggest you plan ahead and get some amazing adhesive. Maybe a glue gun would have been a more successful option for me? I don't know...


  1. I especially loved the shoes and leg warmers!

  2. A glue gun definitely would have worked better! Plus I would have suggested getting some of those plastic ornaments they're selling around this time of year and spray painting them. Anyway I'm glad you found a costume that worked! Looks great :)


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