I tried to make a homemade Wonder Woman costume for Halloween 2016.
It was an epic failure. Here’s what I learned in the process.
Background: My Love for Costumes
There are a lot of people who are really great at making costumes.
Sadly, I’m not one of them. Mad respect to the cosplay crowd, though.
There are some seriously talented people making cool things to wear. I’m jealous of their skills, and totally want to hire them.
My love for making costumes come naturally, I’m proud to say.
My parents handmade my own costumes for Halloween when I was a kid. One year I was a butterfly with my mom’s help, and another year I was a trash can (made so that I crouch down and hide for fun). Plus, I spent a lot of time dancing and acting as a kid.
Among groups of friends in college, my girls and I were known for our fierce dedication to Halloween and the chance to dress up. Two of the favorite costumes I made were Rainbow Brite for an 80’s themed year, and the Cheshire Cat for an Alice in Wonderland themed group outing one year.
They were so much fun to make! Btw, we had to make most of our costumes then since they weren’t for sale anywhere. Now you can find both of those online, although I’ve only seen them in the “sexy” versions. (Don’t get me started.)
So, yeah, there have been a lot of costumes in my life.