So I decided a while back, like when I lost 60 pounds, that I was going to do the ever necessary Wonder Woman costume this Halloween.
It’s tough enough for women to pull this off, but add to the fact that I am not a girl (not yet a woman), this will be difficult indeed. But the payoff will be totally worth it, I can already tell.
I had looked around at costumes and just didn’t find any that I was willing to spend 60 bucks on. Trust me, I have WAY better things to buy with 60 bucks than a cheaply made costume. Then it hit me. I will piece together my own!
I was at Target, looking at mostly nothing, when I saw the clearance swimwear rack. I decided to take a look. Hidden among all the season’s rejects was one lone pair of bikini bottoms, just the right shade of blue and size small. $2
From here, I sauntered over to the intimates section to see if I could find a red bustier or similar corset. No luck. I thought a bit and decided that this Wonder Woman was going to have shoulder straps, so I went back and grabbed a red tank. $8 Making a pit stop in the craft section, I nabbed a pack of craft stars ($2) and was well on my way.
I ran by JoAnn Fabrics and found some gold trim that would do nicely as a magic lasso of truth. $6
I was excited about how well this looked already, that I could not wait to head out today to find some more accessories.
A stop at GoodWill led me to a great pair of boots that were a bit too small, but I could work with. As I looked around more, I found a bin of rejects (or something) and found THE PERFECT PAIR of boots, and they were my size!! Only $6!!! What a great way to start the hunt.
From there I went to TJMaxx to look for a belt I could repurpose. I found a gold belt that will do nicely. $12. I ended up folding and going to a local Halloween store to find the headband and cuffs, which I did find, for $9.
From here, I am going to buy some red spray paint for plastic, for the boots, and a pair of sheer to waist hose or tights. Making the design for the chest emblem and will grab some gold lame’ for that (and to possibly embellish the belt).
I know I may hit close to the cost of a costume by the time I am done, but it will be a costume I made and one that looks a million times better than the pre packed versions I found. With it being of better quality, it could be used again some time. Will post the progress. 🙂