Adult Lava Girl Fancy Dress Costume
About this deal
Even though I love sewing, I find sometimes it’s easier to skip the traditional sewing for any costume that is not real clothing. These costumes needed extra textures and 3D things coming off them, so I used my Halloween favsof felt, cardboard, hot glue and fabric glue! For the Lavagirl costume, Idecided to just glue the pieces of felt on a matching sweatsuit. It’ll help keep her warm in our cool October weather! So I had her put on the sweatsuit and used my fabric marking pen to mark out the general design (referring to a picture on my phone frequently). It saves me so much time, especially when I am layering different cuts of fabric to get 3 dimensional elementsto the costume. I used 2 layers of felt glued together, the open shark mouth was cut out of the top layer, then I layered design elements on top with another layer of felt. I used fabric glue to attach everything here.
This layered felt does not stretch at all. The top is a little tight to get on, I may have to add a zipper if she wants this to remain part of her dress-ups, so I choose to just use some fabric painton the pants (we need to have the stretch and movement in the pants). To make the “lava” really look like it was on fire, I also added a single string of gold sequin ribbon right down the middle.
Then I glued the “lava” down. I chose red sequin ribbon cause they would give me the movement and what girl doesn’t love sequins.
I layered the fuchsia felt on top of the gray felt to get a burnt 3D look to the lava pieces. Then I glued them on around the sequins.