Fortune Teller DIY Halloween Costume
Most years when Halloween rolls around I find myself in a mini-crisis. I never know what I’m going to be until a couple days before! Because of this, I usually like to repurpose funky clothes in my closet into impromptu outfits. This year, I couldn’t find anything in my wardrobe, so I decided to put my thrift-hunting skills to use and hit up the Goodwill of Orange County. I love going to the Goodwill of Orange County because I always find awesome treasures.
I wasn’t sure what I wanted to be this year, and decided to use my imagination at the Goodwill of Orange County to guide my creative fuel. Almost immediately upon entering the store I found these absolutely wicked high-waisted embellished shorts for $7.99!
After a quick google search on my iPhone, I knew the shorts would make a great fortune teller costume! Making my way through the blouse section, I found this really cute long sleeve blouse for $6.99 – exactly what I needed. I wanted a corset top off the outfit, and decided to make my own with a black tank top. I had such a blast putting this DIY fortune teller outfit together!
Follow along to learn how I made this super easy lace-up corset!
Materials You Will Need:
To start, use a measuring tape to decide where to cut your tank top. The bigger the panel you cut, the more cord you will need to lace it together.
After cutting, apply an eyelet trim to the inside of the panel. Rather than a typical eyelet trim, I used this looped trim that I could string the cord through. To secure, use a strong nontoxic fabric glue. I highly recommend having binder clips on hand to securely fasten as glue dries. Let glue sit for 5 hours.
The cord of the corset needs to be tightly strung through the eyelets, so, I recommend sewing a simple line stitch on top of the glued trim to ensure the trim is securely fastened to the tank top.
Add embellishments and begin lacing!
Lastly, put the fortune teller outfit together and throw on a vintage scarf! This scarf I chose was my grandmother’s. I love being able to wear clothing that was well-loved by other people, but incorporated into new ways. There’s something special about reincarnating fashion pieces to have multiple uses! That’s one of many reasons why I love to thrift shop.
I found my shorts, blouse, and black tank top all at the Goodwill of Orange County, for a totally of $21. What’s great about this DIY fortune teller outfit is that no external resources were used (only recycled items were incorporated), and I am exciting to wear these shorts and white blouse in other outfits in the future!
What’re you planning to be for Halloween? Any do-it-yourself projects planned? Share in the comments!
For more info on thrift shopping, check out the Goodwill of OC and my 5 Tips for Successful Thrift Shopping!