Statue of Liberty Costume Made From Mom and Dad’s Clothes by Lena Sekine
Entering the Inhabitots Green Halloween Contest has become somewhat of a tradition for Lena’s family, and in her family’s 3rd(!) year entering, she created this incredible Statue of Liberty costume for her 5-year old Maya.
Dress: The dress has been made using naturally hand-dyed fabrics: Daddy’s old T-shirt, Mommy’s skirt and blouse. The base of the gown is a T-shirt Lena gathered at the sleeves to the shoulder – tying them with the ties originally taken from the skirt – and the ends of the sleeves have been adorned with frills from her blouse for added detail. Everything was hand-sewn, and the the draping was achieved by wrapping the skirt around the entire dress. The lining of the skirt is sewn at the bottom of the T-shirt for added length and detail.
Crown: The base of the crown is Maya’s old plastic headband, and foam was detailed with grey marker by Maya.
Torch: A flashlight serves as the base of the torch, and foam was once again applied with added detail done by grey marker. The flames have been created with cut-outs from Kings’ Hawaiian sweet bread packaging. The torch lights up by simply turning on the flashlight!
No book for our dear “Statue of Liberty” for Maya wanted a free hand for her treat bag!
Total spent on costume: $ 1.20 for foam.