Recyclized Halloween Costume
No “Bag Lady” ever looked this good! Check out this fabulously stylish “bag dress”.
Caution: You’ll never again be able to use the excuse, “I have nothing to wear!”
White Garbage Bags
Red Plastic Bags
Smoke Color Garment Plastic Bags from Dry Cleaner
White Covered Wire
A White Tank Top
A White Skirt
Note: The hat is a vintage (1960) straw. The Goddess of Garbage pinned one large plastic red and black rose on it.
Tank Top: Fan bags and gather, then staple from bottom up, tier and overlap each layer .
Bow: Gather white plastic bag in middle (almost like tying a bow) and drape over shoulder.
Neckline: Braid strips of smoke colored plastic with twine and white covered wire. Staple around neckline.
Skirt: Fan bags and gather, then staple from bottom up. Tier and overlap each layer .
Roses: Cut strips of red plastic, gather and staple in a circular motion. Safety pin rosettes in a scattered pattern throughout the bottom portion of the skirt. You may also put one at the center of top.
Belt: Cut strips (large) of white plastic bags to make a long belt. This will serve as a cumberbund. Make it much longer than waist size so that it can be tied in back with a big bow. Take twine and wrap it around waist and allow it to trail down front of dress with two black plastic roses.