Look no further for a Halloween costume, Cassie Fairy shares her step by step guide to create a DIY look out of old clothes you can find in your wardrobe.

It’s Halloween and as usual I don’t have any budget for a costume for all these parties I’ll be going to. But I’m not worried about that because I personally think that Halloween is about making-do and creating some crazy costume yourself that no one else will be wearing – the tattier the better in some instances! I have therefore made my own skeleton costume using an old (and I mean ooolllddd) stretchy top and I’ll show you how to make one for yourself below.

You will need:
An old black top
A white top to wear underneath
A pair of scissors
A white pen or chalk

Step by step

Step one: Fold your top in half along the centre point.
Step two: Use the chalk or white pen to mark out where you will be cutting out the ribs
Step three: Cut out the ribs, making sure you’re cutting all the way through both layers of fabric. This will give you a symmetrical set of ribs on each side when you have finished cutting.

Step four: Cut out small triangles along the centre to create the spine bones
Step five: I even cut some bone shapes from the arms, which aren’t clear in the photo, but when I’m wearing it, you can really see them.
Step six: Wear over the top of a white t-shirt to show off the shape of the bones!

I hope you’ll have a go at making this simple Halloween costume and enjoy your spooky celebrations, whatever you get up to!

Need some of the items above or would like to see our range of costumes? Head over to Oxfam Online Shop.

By Cassie of cassiefairy.com


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