Wings And Wigs

It seems as if there are tons of pieces to Taylor’s costume (I suppose there are), but I’m happy to report the wings are the last one!

I had thought the wings would be more difficult to construct, but they were surprisingly simple. Even though they were easy to make, overall, I’m disappointed with them. For one, they aren’t very big. When the wings are attached to the bodice, they are barely noticeable. My second complaint is that they are unfinished. I was so shocked when I read the directions and they had me sewing them wrong sides together – they just looked ‘messy’. To help hide the interfacing that peeked out, I wound up using a sharpie to help darken them. You can’t see it unless you look closely, but I know it’s there! I would advise anyone making this pattern to add a seam allowance and sew them right sides together, especially if you’re using lame, that stuff can be so ‘fragile’ and fray so easily that the wings might not hold up throughout the evening.
So, without further ado, I present to you the finished costume:

Notice that there’s something missing? In the previous post, I told you that Taylor wanted to wear a wig…. after putting everything together, she changed her mind. Want to know what it looks like with the wig on? Click here.

9 thoughts on “Wings And Wigs

  1. Zaneta

    Wow!!! I love it. What an amazing result. You inspire me to want to make a costume for Keira. I Hope Taylor has a wonderful time at Halloween.
    Zaneta

  2. Jo

    It’s been such fun watching the costumes come together – halloween’s not such a big thing over here but I wish it was 🙂

  3. Gwen

    Wow! It came out splendidly! And I think Taylor made the right choice about skipping the wig… I hope you all have a wonderful Halloween! 🙂

  4. Anne

    Hmmm–it’s supposed to be “just” a Halloween costume, but Taylor looks like a fashion model! You did a great job on the costume. I think it’s great.

  5. Jacqui

    How cool!!! I would’ve done the same thing with a sharpie.LOL I may have to do that to DD’s pirate vest since I used black upholstery vinyl which is white on the back but too thick to sew a lining to. We’ll see how flat it lays.

  6. bernadette

    Love the costume, and Taylor looks WONDERFUL in it, with or without the wig. But she is less recognizable as “herself” when wearing the wig, if that matters.
    (I haven’t seen one available for years, but I loved a permanent marker brand called “El Marko”. It made a deep black, SHINY mark which kept alive a favorite pair of dressy shoes for years – until the marker finally dried up!)

  7. Sarah

    Stacy – your costumes have turned out great! I can’t believe how much you can accomplish and how quality it all looks. Hope the kids are feeling better.
    I finished Aidan’s mummy costume. If you get a chance, come over to my blog to see a couple pictures.
    Happy Halloween!

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