DIY Lovely Rain Cloud Costume by Malin entering the Costume Contest at Costume Works. Malin’s daughter, wearing the rain cloud costume, came up with the idea and helped make it. From Malin:
We started out with a modified eighties taffety and tulle prom dress. With a few snips here, a tuck or two here, (and a lot of sewing) we had the base for our costume. We used a garage sale find, a wide brimmed woven straw hat, as our basis for the cloud and then draped, glued and sewed yards upon yards of tulle on top of it. After that we strung plastic beads and crystals at various lengths to make the rain drops and attached them to the hat with small metal rings. Gray satin ribbon were attached to keep the hat on and give it that vintage Victorian feel.
DIY Easy Yarn Wig Tutorial from Brown Paper Packaging. You need stockings/tights and yarn. This is an almost last minute DIY if you have a sewing machine.
DIY Hoop Skirt Tutorial from Make It & Love It. This is an extremely detailed tutorial and you can change the measurements easily to make this for people of all ages and sizes. The really cool thing about this hoop skirt is that the pex pipe tubing is used from the plumbing section for the hoops.
Here is a before and after of this dress without and with the DIY hoop skirt from Make It & Love It.