Oct 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween Everyone!!

So, before you head out to go trick-or-treating tonight, here's a costume you can pull together in under a half hour- for your doll! This cute mummy costume uses supplies you already have in your house (or that you can get at any local drugstore) and a few pieces of doll clothing. If your looking for the perfect halloween cosutume to take your doll trick-or-treating in, or to any halloween event you might be attending, this is the costume for you!

You'll need:
A black or white outfit
Double-stick tape
Toilet paper

 Step 1: Put together an all black (or white) outfit for your doll. I'm using the black jumpsuit from the old skating set, and the white slippers from the old gymnastics set. Don't worry about ruining your AG clothes- the "mummy wrap" will come right off when you're done!

Step 2: Rip off a piece of double stick tape however long you like (mine was around 6 inches) and stick it onto a strip of toilet paper, making sure there are no bubbles or creases.

Step 3: Rip the toilet paper around the edges of the piece of tape, so that you'll be left with a strip of tape that is covered in toilet paper on one side, and stick on the other. Don't worry about making it perfect- that's the fun of it!

Step 4: Put the outfit on your doll. Take your tape strip and stick it anywhere on the outfit, so it looks like it's being wrapped around your doll. Repeat steps 2-3 multiple times to create a wrapped mummy look. You can use as many or as few strips as you want. You can also use strips of different lengths for variation.

 Step 5: Make a strip that is 18 inches long. (you can use your doll to measure this- your strip should be as tall as your doll) Cover both sides of the strip, leaving a 1 inch "tail" completely uncovered.

Step 6: Wrap the strip around your doll's head, and use the tail to secure in the back. (I put her hair up for this just to keep it from getting tangled in the tape, and so I could see better). The double sided tape will stick the the headband on one side, and the back of your doll's neck on the other side, so the headband will stay in place. The tail long piece sticking out at the end makes it look like your doll's mummy wraps are "unraveling"! If you don't like this, you can just cut it off.

 Here's your finished product! This project, including gathering supplies and stopping every two minutes to take photos only took me about 35 minutes! (So, if you subtract the time it took me to take the 14 photos I used in this shoot, I say it'll take you 30 minutes or less!) I hope you love it as much as I do!

Have a happy and safe Halloween, and I'll see you soon!

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