Create your own Masquerade Mask at M&J Trimming this Halloween. Everyone will want to know who’s behind the mask!
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.
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.
I love this time of year. The leaves are starting to fall, the air is crisp, and Halloween is around the corner. Every year I try to do something different. Last year I was a Zombie Princess Leia. This year I decided to be the classic 1966 Catwoman. I’m going to show you how to make an easy pair of kitty ears for your kitty costume.
**For a quick and easy catwoman costume, get a black unitard at any dance supply store, some cute black boots, add a gold belt, big gold chain necklace, and the ears – and you are set to take over Gotham!
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.
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!
It seems like yesterday it was summer and now Halloween is just around the corner. Maybe you haven’t even begun planning or are somewhat perplexed over your theme for your holiday gathering this year; well don’t fret because we’ve got some inspirational ideas in store for you. This Halloween try a more elegant approach to decorating for your holiday gathering. I worked up a few ideas for our decorations this year using feather trims and some inexpensive finds from your local floral or craft shop.
Materials for Wreath
How To Wreath:
For the wreath I just wrapped the two boas around it and secured with jewelry wire.
How To Centerpiece: The centerpiece was a bit more involved, but still very easy.
Happy Halloween From M&J Trimming
Halloween is just around the corner! Add some elaborate looking elements to your costume this year without using elaborate amounts of energy! A few rhinestones and feathers around your eyes are the perfect accent for Halloween this season.
All you need is body glue, a wooden applicator (or something around the same thickness as a chopstick), beeswax, feathers, and rhinestones in your desired size and color. Our rhinestone starter kit comes with all the essential tools (rhinestones and feathers not included). Your design will stay on all night long and comes off when you are ready to remove it with soap and warm water.
Fall has officially arrived. I’m sure some parts of the country are still a bit warm, but I can definitely feel the chilly breeze in New York. Which reminds me that we have one month before Halloween. This is a great time to introduce everyone to the “Body Glue”.
A lot of M&J Trimming customers have been requesting for body glue. So by demand, M&J decided to to stock up on the new merchandise to satisfy customers. It literally is body glue and it’s about the same size as a mascara tube. All you have to do is dab a tiny drop onto the area you’d like and then add rhinestones, loose sequins or half pearls. This is also great for stage make-up.