Wednesday, October 31, 2012

look at this stuff, isn't it neat?

Junior Year of high school, I never knew that 7 years later this dress would make the perfect mermaid fin! 
(sorry these photos are blurry, they were pulled from my archive and scanned it!)

A little snip-snip, glue-glue, and few beers later I chopped my former prom dress in half and made it into my DIY Little Mermaid costume. Combined with a red wig from last year, a nude tank top and seashells, Ariel was born.

Ty and I celebrated our Halloween last weekend by attending an electronic music show on the Cumberland River in Downtown Nashville, and had a blast partying with our friends.
Alex from Clockwork Orange and The Little Mermaid in action
Happy Halloween everyone!
Are you still into dressing up? Does your costume have any element of DIY?
May you eat one less Reese's cup than your limit tonight!

P.S. Don't forget to enter my Blogiversary giveaway { here }
(ends Friday 11/2)

P.P.S. I am a big fan of donating old prom dresses so that all girls can have the opportunity to attend their prom and feel like a rockstar, but sadly this dress was about to fall apart on its own (beads falling off with every step, inside construction coming loose...), so its best option was to be reincarnated as The Little Mermaid

P.P.S.S. Today I am linking up with Dancing with Ashley for her Favorite Things series!
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32 comments:

  1. this is so cute! what a great way to use your prom dress!! I haven't worn mine since of course haha

    iambornlippy.blogspot.com

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  2.  What a great up cycling idea and a super fun costume! You look so cute!

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  3. Wow you did such a great job!! Your costume looks incredible!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  4. Ooh I like that term: upcycling! Makes me feel a little better about not being able to donate it too!
    xx

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  5. LOL cute! Gotta love when prom dresses come in handy later. Not sure I've ever used mine again! I was the little mermaid a couple years ago and thinking about it now I probably should have used my old prom dress... the skirt was shaped similar and was teal!

    Happy Halloween! What a great costume!

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  6. This just made me love you even more, if that was possible. Did you know The Little Mermaid is my absolute favorite Disney movie!? I've always wanted to be a mermaid, I mean not just for Halloween, but in real life, haha. Don't judge me. LOVE your costumes! Happy Halloween beautiful!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  7. How cute! My prom dress was so puffy, I can't think of any ways to re-purpose it!

    Life Unsweetened

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  8. Oh my gosh, you look adorable! That dress made the most perfect mermaid tail! I absolutely love it. I'm definitely fond of DIY costumes because they're so much more unique (I made mine too, which I also put on my blog). Love this!

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  9. so amazing on so many levels. 1) you still had the dress! 2) it still fit you like a dream 3) IT IS A PERFECT MERMAID! i love this so much - you look adorable

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  10. Um, I'm dying of jealousy. This is my DREAM costume. I have wanted to grow up and be a mermaid since I can remember... In fact, there's even a quote in an elementary school yearbook, and I say I want to be a mermaid when I grow up. Everyone else says doctor, astronaut, fireman, princess. I aimed high.

    Next year you better believe I will be wearing a mermaid outfit. 

    Britt
    Secondhand Magpie

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  11. Jessica this is adorable costume! I love it!!!! 
    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  12. okay you look gorgeous but also the fact that you can fit in your high school prom dress makes me cry a little. hahaha :) 

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  13. How awesome that you reused your prom dress!! I've always thought of going as a prom queen or something to reuse mine, but I should probably just donate it and avoid the embarrassment!

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  14. dang, your costume turned out so great! Make sure you save all of the pieces so you can rewear it again in a few years!

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  15. So how about you're the cutest Ariel ever??!!

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  16. How cute!!! Love it!
    Kal
    www.kalleemae.blogspot.com

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  17. Love your costume!!  So inventive!  Using what you have, my favorite thing!! ;) 

    --Krista
    www.junkindiggingettinlost.com

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  18. No judging at all lady! Who didn't grow up wanting to be one of the princesses? And Ariel was ALWAYS my favorite, by far!
    xx

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  19. Ooh I can't wait to check out your DIY too!
    xx

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  20. haha - I never through away clothes, and I pretty much stopped growing in 8th grade!
    Thanks lady!
    xx

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  21. Best grown up job ever - Ariel never appreciated what she had, I always wanted to trade places with her!
    xx

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  22. Aw, I stopped growing in Jr. High, and have kept every piece of clothing since then... makes moving so NOT fun! haha
    xx

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  23. Great idea! I have a "costume" box that is about to burst - almost every weekend in college there was some crazy theme party, so I have lots of bits and pieces of random outfits from that by gone era!
    xx

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  24. Thank you so much lady! I always wanted to be just like her growing up!
    xx

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  25. You look SO fabulous - love love love it!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  26. That's such a cute costume! And you did a great job with making it!

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  27. Um, GENIUS!!! I LOVE this! I never feel very creative around Halloween, but you are so smart to make use of old prom dresses. (I wish I still fit in mine!)

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  28. I'm impressed by this! You did a great job!

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  29. I am impressed!!!! It looks beyond amazing! I can't believe you did it yourself. Such a remixer and restyler! :) Absolutely AWESOME! 

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  30. Kudos to you for DIYing this! It is SO cute! 

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  31. Soo cute! Loving your costume!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  32. I am so impressed!!! I LOVE it!

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