DIY Greek Goddess Costume Accessories

Halloween events have started as early as last weekend.  My kids and I will be joining at least two of the Halloween events I listed on my previous post.  Being the practical mommy that I am, we did not buy new costumes this year.  My eldest will re-use his prince costume, which I bought for a school program he joined last year.  My youngest who is a growing toddler will be using an Aladdin costume lent to him by his godparent.  To match my kids' royal-themed costumes, I decided to be a Greek Goddess (if you consider that grand and royal.)

Because we have a lot of other expenses, I just pulled the resources existing at home and just created the look.  Here are my costume models: 

Image from buycostumes.com

I have an existing white long skirt, a white sleeveless blouse hidden in the closet, and a gold chain belt which I will use as the costume's base look.  As a sash or drape, an unused blue cloth I found in mom's drawer will soon have its purpose.  Now, here's how I made the headdress, arm cuffs, and ring to complete the entire Greek Goddess look.

STEP 1: I took one of our Christmas Tree decor, a gold Poinsettia, a black garter kept in our rustic sewing box, a black thread and a needle for sewing the materials together.

STEP 2: I dismantled the leaves and cut each one from its stem.

STEP 3: The garter was measured to my head's circumference, just enough not to create marks on my forehead when worn. Garter ends were sewn.

STEP 4: The leaves were sewn to the garter.  Number of leaves depend on the garter's measurement.  Mine took six leaves to complete the headdress.

STEP 5: I repeated the same process for my arm band.  I also made a ring out of the Poinsettia decor's centerpiece.  Below are my DIY Greek Goddess costume accessories: headdress, armband and ring.

All it took were some skill in sewing, a dash of creativity and a solid practical objective for doing this project.  Here is the headdress finished product.

I will create another post on the complete look of my Halloween Greek Goddess costume and the events that my kids and I will participate it.  How about you?  How are you doing with your Halloween preparations?





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31 comments:

  1. OMG! I am so glad I got to visit this blog just in time for this post. You just solved my Halloween costume woes. Thank you!

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  2. Cheap and easy to make.
    Great ideas especially as Halloween is approaching

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  3. How creative of you to come up with your own Halloween costumes! I don't really participate in trick or treat. But I am amazed at some very creative souls who really work hard for their costumes :)

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  4. HI Rose! I'm glad to be of help one way or another. It's no-cost no brainer costume for us adults! :)

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  5. Thanks dear Farida. :) For the love of it. :) I'd rather spend on my kids' toys than my costume. :) Nice seeing you again! :)

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  6. you are an ingenious!
    i'm dying to see your creation...

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  7. am looking forward for your next post..:) you're really creative and practical, visiting from ComEx Oct 23

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  8. Very creative! Galing mo sis. Visiting from CommEx 10/23.

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  9. Very practical indeed. Can't wait to see the final product when you wear your costume.

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  10. Wow. I love DIYs too... My daughter will be a bumble bee come Oct 28, like you we didn't buy any costume for her, luckily she had this costume since she was 6 months old :)

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  11. Thank you Reese! :) It's not so much of a creation, just pieces from my closet =P

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  12. What is it they say? Moms are experts in DIYs. LOL This is a good one! :)

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  13. You are so creative! I look forward to seeing your full greek goddess outfit :)

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  14. I wish I can do that, im not so crafty. It would be nicebeing able to do your own costumes.

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  15. hmm.. if ever i'll be attending a halloween party, i will be greek goddess and will follow your steps in your DIY :) it's so nice and easy!

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  16. Can't wait to see how your whole costume turns out to be. The head wear stunning!!

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  17. Thanks Gven! I'd rather spend for the kids kasi. :)

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  18. Thanks Jhari! All of us moms could actually think creatively when needed! :)

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  19. Will definitely post it after the events. :)

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  20. That's true Gerilen! That's my inspiration too! :)

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  21. We can all be.. we just have to dig deep. hehe!

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  22. Head dress pa lang ang ganda na so I'm sure the whole ensemble would be totally grand as well. Can't wait to see it along with the kiddies' costumes. :-)

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  23. Yipee! I am more excited with the kids' royal costumes! :) Will post it after the Halloween events we'll be attending. :) Thank you Michelle! :)

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  24. Headwear
    looks pretty. It is very creative, grownup
    children can do it by themselves. Make greek-costumes for Halloween in your own way and making accessories out of things that are lying
    at home is a great idea. Thanks for the tips.

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