How To Create a Halloween Costume with Items in Your Closet
What you might not know about me, is that I have a background in costuming, theatre as well as fashion design. I did make-up for theatre and was hired as special effects on Halloween (bruises, cuts, creepy eye shadow, all kinds of make-up) As the years rolled by, I rented previous Halloween costumes! The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum hired me every year to be a Guest Costume Artist and go to the Black & Orange Bash dressed in costume with the crush of people. It was so much fun and we did it for years.
So at the beginning of October, I opened my studio read: garage to all my friends. I had them chip in $10 for use of supplies; glue guns, sequins, yarn etc. for their costumes. We would make costumes for the month and then all get together to dress before the event. We would help stitch each other into our costumes, if necessary.
Now in costuming, as well are in art-making - anything Creative really- there comes a time where you hit a wall, and panic can set in. But this is what I call, "the Time of Possibilities", or "the Rocks of Inner-Obstacles." When a little assitance from our Friends can guides us through the rocky shallows of fear that it's all falling apart.