for halloween, my brother and i are going to be dipper and mabel pines from gravity falls. yesterday was my church’s fall festival, and we wore them there, too. only one person knew who we were, which is kind of weird, because gravity falls isn’t a super obscure show. one lady thought i was a my little pony character. sigh.
anyway, i thought it’d be fun to show you our costumes and how i made mine. :)
the most time-consuming piece was mabel’s shooting star sweater. i found a hot pink sweatshirt at goodwill that was pretty much perfect in every way. then i had to add the shooting star design.
my mom sketched out the shooting star on a piece of cardstock. i cut out each section of the design (star and the three parts of the tail) and pinned them to sheets of felt. then i traced the paper shapes with a sharpie and cut them out.
here are all the pieces of the design.
next, i pinned the star to my sweatshirt and sewed it on. i used cream thread, because that goes well with most colors, but you can match the thread to the felt if you want. i did it all by hand, but using a sewing machine would make it go much faster.
here’s the finished sweater! it’s soft and has floppy sleeves and i love it very much.
i got the headband from hobby lobby for $2. it was part of a two-pack.
i got the purple skirt at goodwill. it’s actually a sundress that i cut the bottom off of. the socks are part of another hobby lobby two-pack, and the shoes are from my mom’s closet. idk how you could make fake braces, but i actually have braces, so it wasn’t much of a problem for me.
i love my costume, i love the tv show, i love how cute my brother and i looked, and i love halloween. i really hope we get another chance to dress up as the pines twins.
i hope you enjoyed getting a look at my outfit. i can do another post about c’s dipper costume, if anyone would be interested. just tell me in the comments if you’d like to see that. :)
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