Halloween is always fun because you get to see how creative people can get with their costumes. One of my favorite movies as a kid was "Who Framed Roger Rabbit." I was fascinated by the way cartoons and humans existed in the same film. After thinking of what I wanted to be for Halloween, I decided to bring Roger Rabbit's character to life. But of course, I have to put my own spin on it. The "do it yourself" mentality is the best way to go when creating a costume because you can achieve exactly what you've imagined. Not only is it a more reasonable cost, but the overpriced costumes aren't usually what they are worth. The concept for the shoot was to make it look like I got caught/framed making it look more humorous and animated.
DIY Costume Breakdown:
Overalls- The overalls were thrifted. They were actually blue denim, but I set them in bleach for a day to strip its color. Then I used Tulip Fabric Dye to transform the overalls into solid red. I used large yellow buttons that I found in my grandmother's sewing treasures. Using a photo reference, I sewed the buttons according to the correct spot.
Rabbit Ears- I found some all white bunny ears at a local thrift store. The band that wrapped around my head had an outer layer of fur, but I chose to strip it clean. I took the band and painted it with acrylic black paint to match my hair.
Bow Tie- The fabric used to create the bow tie was purchased from Wal-Mart. I cut the fabric up, folded it, and held it together with hot glue. I used a single sheet of yellow felt material to create the dots.
White Loafers- The white leather loafers were thrifted and I chose them to represent Roger Rabbit's feet.
Nose- I used my grandmother's lipstick to create a red nose.
Yellow Gloves- I purchased dishwasher gloves from the $1 Store