For today’s Skirt Costume Week, we are featuring a costume skirt design that I did a while ago. I was bored one day, and using the same design stencils and paper as ‘this day’s design’ made a two-sided Cinderella themed paper. On the first side, pictured below, The fairy godmother is flying, or floating, whatever you want to call it, with her wand, and just at the point of turning Cinderella into a ravishing beauty.
I know that the fairy godmother is wearing her fairy dress, and Cinderella is wearing a ragged-hemmed skirt and a olive colored top. There are two coordinating green patches on her skirt, and she is wearing plain black slippers and holding a broom. Since we all know that everything is better with glitter, and I had a lot of glitter glue at that point, I used lots of it. On the fairy godmother’s dress I used silver glitter glue, and I used gold glitter glue for her wings and handle of the wand. I also used silver glitter to make it look like magic is coming out of the wand, and even put a tad of silver glitter on each patch of Cinderella’s skirt. Come to think of it, this would be an easy Cinderella last minute free costume. Just rip up the bottom of an old skirt, sew some patches on it, wear an old shirt, and some plain black shoes, and carry a broom. Fast and easy!
On the back of the paper, I had some real fun, especially with the stepsister’s skirts. With the stepsister on the left, I used some bright floral paper on the skirt behind, and then covered it up with some red paper, of which the bodice is made of also. I added a large eggplant bow on the bodice, and two eggplant gloves, one of which is holding a sparkly paper lorgnette with a red feather. The stepsister on the right I used the opposite technique and used orange paper for the behind skirt and bodice, and layered some feather patterned fabric over it. I also used some of the feather paper to make three bows on the right sleeve, and added black gloves. Instead of the traditionally accepted Cinderella blue, I dressed Cinderella in pink (it happens to be my favorite color!) I made her large fluffy skirt out of pink paper with white glamour spots on it, and used a darker pink for the bodice. I finished it with sparkly paper crown and shoes, and pink lace gloves (Ooh lala! Get me some!)
I used glitter liberally on this side too, making swirls of it on the left stepsister’s skirt, bow and feather, and on the bows and over skirt of the right stepsister. I also used it around the neck of Cinderella’s bodice, and on each white dot of her skirt.
Whew! It was a lot of work, and to tell the truth, I like the stepsister’s outfits more than anything! This would be a fun costume set for a trio of friends attending a costume party together!
Always be Exciting,