Cute Feminine Pirate Costume

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A pirate costume is a fun and great costume which you can easily make yourself.  You may think this costume is not the most unique idea, but by making it yourself you can add your own creativity and edge and can achieve the perfect feminine pirate costume.

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Steps:

 

1. I used an inexpensive shirt I purchased at the Salvation Army.  I felt the red and white stripes fit the pirate theme.

2. Using scissors or a blade tear around the edges of the shirt in a triangular motion.  The triangles should not be equal in size or shape or done neatly you want to give the shirt a worn out look. I also replaced the collar strings with brown Italian leather trim 88742-BROWN to give it a vintage feel.

3.  For the belt I used 2 yards of faux leather metal mignon metallic gunmetal 42157-ANTR.   To create a thicker belt it will be wrapped twice around the hips.

4. I embellished the belt to give the pirate feel I was going for.  First I glued 2 metal coin bracelets 36770ANTS than I scattered different color metal coins. Nickel #36772SHINNY, silver #36772ANTS, gold #36772SHIG, and brass #36772ANTBR

5. To finish your belt simply put it around your waist and decide exactly how you want it to fit. Use a blade or leather hole punch to add a hole for your buckle, I choose a metal sword buckle #37242ANTB, slide your buckle through the leather and attach the clasp through the hole.

*All materials listed in green can be purchased by calling 1-800-9-MJTRIM.

Halloween Costume Series: No-Sew Medieval Cape

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By Roseann

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Take a walk down the costume aisle of any Halloween store and you will find the same unimaginative costumes year after year.  I believe that the best costumes are the ones we make ourselves.  Our Halloween costumes should speak volumes for our own personalities.  Over the next several weeks I will show a couple of quick and easy DIY Halloween costume ideas in the hope that it will stimulate your own imaginative DIY pieces.  Please share with us what you too have created.

 A very popular theme for Halloween costumes is medieval and renaissance.  This is a great theme for DIY if you are detailed oriented and can be easily be done with treasures from an attic or thrift store finds.  Interestingly home décor trims are quite suitable for detailing your medieval garments.   I purchased in inexpensive robe (under $20) and added a rabbit fur trim style: 41563-WT and 2” wide gimp style: 36808-10 both can be purchased by calling 1-800-9-mjtrim.  I replaced the ties with 5/16″ rayon twist cord style: 00618 in old gold and added imported fancy key tassel style: 50015 also in gold at the end of the new ties.  All of the trims were added by using fabric glue, since I know that not all of us are so inclined to sewing and I don’t want that to hinder anyone’s creative side.

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 Check back through out the week as I will try and post a couple times each week leading up to Halloween.  And again, we are very interested in your own thoughts and ideas, so please share.

 Have a happy DIY!

M&J’s DIY Costumes on Martha Stewart Show

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M&J Trimming’s was recently featured on NBC’s Martha Stewart Show on October 9th.  Kristin along with Martha embellished some hoodie’s and created some fun crafty costumes.  Besides having to be careful about the candies on Halloween, parents also have to worry about the health of their children.  Especially since Halloween night is usually a little chilly.  Which means kids can’t stay out trick or treatin’ for long.  However, Kristin and Martha came up with some really fun ideas for creating a DIY costume while keeping warm simply by embellishing hoodies with items from M&J Trimming.  You can find the template and more information on how you and your children can create your own fun costumes at MarthaStewart.com.