The ladies and I hit the Boston night scene for Halloween this year, but weeks prior we were trying to think of a good group costume that we could all go as together. Someone came up with the idea of "party animals". That's obviously what we went with for it was pretty much genius and describes us all rightfully-so. I dressed up as a deer.
This costume was a very much day-before/day-of project. I was scrambling to figure out how to best dress as a deer and ended up making everything on my own (and somehow it all came together and I looked like a pretty legit deer if I do say so myself!).
Let's start with my little antlers. Using some dead branches that I grabbed from the dying tree in my friends front yard, some ears I made out of brown and white felt and some small tufts of fur, I masking taped them to the sides of a plastic headband I own.
My shirt was a white t-shirt that I cut the sleeves and some of the hem on the bottom off of and then spray painted it with a brown deer-like. I bought some white felt that had a sticky back and cut out some little circle shapes and dots that I stuck on the back around the tail I made.
The tail was also made of felt and some fake tufts of fur. I googled what a deer's tail looks like and tried to mimick that. I hot glued everything together then safety-pinned it only the back of my shirt.
Christmas is one of my favorite times of year to really up my craftiness level. Wrapping presents has kind of become my jam.
As I always do, I used all materials that I already had on me instead of buying anything! The brown paper wrapping is paper grocery bags and the silver paper is shopping bags from Nordstrom!
I already had all the string, tape, markers, paint and anything other craft supplies. I also had some old newspapers lying around so I utilized those as well.