This costume was quite a challenge, but probably one of the best costumes I have had so far. The most time consuming part was making the blue yarn wig. It was such a key element!
|wig in the making|
After getting the wig together I had the difficult task of figuring out how to get it into pigtails. I didn't just want any pigtails though, they had to be high and braided. This was a challenge because of the way my wig was assembled. If I pulled all the hair up then the back of my head was exposed. So I had to improvise! The end result was a jerry-rigged wig that included lots of bobby pins.
After mastering my wig I had to nail the wardrobe. With the nautical theme being so abundant this past summer I thought it would be super easy. To my surprise I couldn't find a red and white striped shirt anywhere!
Then I decided I'd make the outfit from scratch. I had it all planned out, but then I ended up running out of time since I was so busy with work. Luckily I managed to score the most perfect skirt at a thrift store. It just needed to be hemmed and taken in a few inches. Easy peasy!
I borrowed a shirt from a friend, painted some white canvas sneakers blue, and made some button eyes out of foam and a wooden dowel. The end product was this!
|Marin Anchors, Charlotte Charades, Jewel Sparkles|
|Charlotte Charades & Marina Anchors|
|Jewel Sparkles, Charlotte Charades, Marina Anchors|
If you decide to tackle this costume yourself please share! There are so many cute dolls to pick from. I'd love to see what other people come up with.