From tipsy fairy to Minnie Mouse to Wizard of Oz Dorothy to Arabian princess to zombie school girl to pregnant nun (no blasphemy intended, I swear I just happened to be pregnant then) to masked pregnant revelrer (see?), playing dress up for parties is something I have learned to enjoy over the years.
Halloween of course is no exception! Oh that wonderful time of the year when you could be whatever you want to be and be rewarded with candies for it!
At this year’s office trick or treat, I decided—at the last minute—to be a wind-up doll, because it’s easy yet creative!
You can see a lot of interesting inspirations for this DIY project in Pinterest. But due to time constraint, I decided to make my wind-up key really simple. Also because I’m never the type who would spend on costumes. I recycle as much as I can.
Instead of painting a card board with silver or bronze, I used this silver folder I felt so lucky to have found (it was the last one at the bookstore). And to put everything together, a double-sided tape was the only adhesive I needed.
A recycled red ribbon was used to wrap the key around my waist, it also served as an accent belt. I paired an old victorian top with a dress I already have. I had to fold and hand-sew the dress hemline to create a balloon-ish skirt and make it shorter to Continue reading