I wanted to make my costume this past Halloween, but I was having trouble coming up with a good idea. I scoured pinterest and came across all the pictures of Katy Perry in her Candy Dot Outfit from her California Girls music video. I saw the knockoffs, and I knew I could make a great costume too.
I got some white fabric from the fabric store and traced a minidress that fit me, leaving room for the hem. I used my mother's ancient sewing machine to sew the dress, and then came the fun part.
I bought smooth foam craft balls, a styrofoam cutter, foam brushes, and paint from the craft store.
|I looked up all kinds of tools and this one just happened to be readily available|
|I wasn't a pro at cutting straight.|
I laid out some paper plastic bags and got to work on painting the ball halfs for the costume. I decided to only do the front, as sitting down is kind of important.
Each color needed a couple coats. They flaked and peeled a bit before a final coat and then a layer of modge podge. I ended up gluing them to the fabric with Tacky Fabric Glue. It held really well. Costume still intact months later!
|Laying them out prior to modge podge|
|glued on and modge podged. Also added a candy neckline.|
Probably shouldn't have gone with the pink wig. hahaha