Ribbons in matching or contrasting colors (optional)
Safety pins (optional)
A piece of velvet fabric (optional)
A sewing machine (optional)
A wooden or plastic rod (optional)
Aluminum foil (optional)
Decide on a dress that will be the foundation of your costume. Old bridesmaidís
dresses, flowing party dresses with lots of fabric, and flower-girl
frocks each make an excellent starting point.
up your dress
If the dress is plain, enhance it by sewing lace and ribbons to the
waistline, sleeves, or hem. If you donít sew, use safety pins to hold
the trimming in place. Add sparkle by gluing on craft jewels.
Buy a cape or capelet, and decorate it with jewels if you like. Or,
if you sew, make your own cape using a sumptuous fabric like velvet.
Buy a crown, or make your own from scratch by shaping craft wire around
the costume wearerís head, and then attaching additional smaller pieces
of wire, building a series of triangles around the crown. The tip of
each triangle should point upward.
Make sure you use spray paint in a well-ventilated
Buy a scepter in a costume store and decorate it, or make your own from
scratch by painting a plastic or wooden rod gold or silver. When the
rod dries, crumple a few pieces of aluminum foil over one end to create
the tip of the scepter. Glue a few jewels onto the foil end.
Put on the dress, don the crown, pick up the scepter Ė and find your