This year I decided recycle my costume from last year and go as Little Red Riding Hood again. However, the zipper broke last year so I made a coset back instead! Now it's much more comfortable and still looks great.
I am no where close to a professional seamstress! But with the gift of the internet, I was able to look up tons of blog tutorials on how to add a corset to a dress. Check this one out!
I was also extremely lucky that all the pieces I needed were available at Fabricland. That way I didn't need to make the piping or anything!
The end result was great, not perfect however. But since I'd be wearing it to a dark party and also under a red cape, it was passable.
I feel like there aren't many plus size costumes with a large size range. So I think the next time I see a costume that is a size too small, I'll just add a corset!
Here are pictures of how it all turned out!
Left: My boyfriend as the Big Bad Wolf (this was my first couples costume!)
Right: My brother's girlfriend, Teresa as Jasmine. She made her costume (and my brother's Aladdin costume) all by hand!
I also paired the dress with a fluffy white petticoat (I wish there were more reasons to wear one). Since I didn't want to wear tights, I wore some thigh high socks with red bows, along with garters.
You also can't have Halloween without a black smokey eye and thick-ass lashes!
Have a sexy and freaky Halloween everyone!
and here is a photo of my pup as a submarine!