|DIY Carnival Costume - Frankenstein|
|Fringe removed from the carnival boots I designed|
I have a box that has YEARS worth of old costumes just collecting dust (keep in mind I play mas about 4 - 5 times a year). Knowing how much costumes cost, especially TnT costumes I decided to gut each and every one of them for parts. The belt was recycled from my Island People 2013 costume. I used the belt in the costume I made for Miami and then again for my TnT 2014 Monday wear. A lil paint goes a long way huh??? This time I used left over fabric from the carnival boots I made for another friend and reupholstered the belt
|The evolution of a belt|
I cut off the excess fabric that previously hung from the bra and then I just added a million stones to the bra & panty (left over stones from the boots). The colored stones were ripped off other old costumes.
As usual I didn’t wear my arm pieces at Caribana so I made some slight modifications to one arm piece and turned it into a bracelet/ring thingy.
Added a strip of fabric to my Bliss headband so it vibes with the Frankencostume better.
|Dust off the Panama boots|
Easy as 1, 2, 3 This shall be worn at Jamaica carnival. I almost bought a JA costume, but I figured instead of purchasing a $300 costume that I wasnt really feeling, I'd just buy the half price tshirt option and wear my Frankencostume.
Good job mamaReplyDelete
you are very talented, i just wanted to knw can you do a step by step on carnival belt makingReplyDelete
Thank you! Belt instructions can be found on this blog post http://www.angelapanama.com/2014/06/diy-carnival-costume-atlanta-carnival.htmlDelete
girl this is the BOMB. we have windy city carnival here in chi town and i'm not playing mas in the parade but i do want to make a likkle ensemble. you just inspired me, thanks!ReplyDelete
also, do you have an article about making the head dresses?ReplyDelete
where can i find the beltReplyDelete