Spider Web Costume

Materials:
Black Fabric – size is up to you! I used three old black curtain panels I had from a previous house I made
Scissors  (I used a cutting board and roller cutter)
Chalk

You may need a sewing machine or needle and thread if you are sewing pieces of material together. I got this idea from another blog then modified it to my desire. Please visit her blog here and check out hers here. It is quite a bit different!

I also made spider & web earrings, a necklace, and sleeves to go with. I then bought spider web nylons and nail stick-ons. Tutorial for earrings and necklaceTutorial for sleeves. Eye make-up picture below. I also used the arm warmers I bought for leg warmers as the nylons I ordered didn’t come in time.

Steps:

1. I sewed together three curtain panels. The material was a scrunch material, which I thought would help cream more of an “eerie” look. I wanted the material to go from wrist to wrist and about down to my knees. You could also just buy fabric the length of your arm span, then fold in half length wise and cut the height to your desire.

Material folded length wise - this is the span of my arms. You can sort of see where I sewed the three panels together.

Material folded length wise – this is the span of my arms. You can sort of see where I sewed the three panels together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Fold the fabric in half length wise so the crease is where your arms will be, then in half width wise so your pattern will be symmetrical on both sides of your body. If you have sides to your fabric, fold it so where you are going to draw the pattern is on the inside then you don’t have to wash or wipe down the fabric.

3. Draw a quarter circle at the center fold for your neck to insert in. I would suggest going smaller than you think, once it is on you can always make it larger as long as your keep your design from being super close to the neckline.

4. Draw a spider web design.  I first drew a curved edge on the bottom, the used this curve to draw the swoop design o the bottom. I then drew my lines from where the swoops went down to the neckline and proceeded from there.

Spider Web (9)

My neck 1/4 circle drawn, the bottom swoops and lines up to the neckline.

Spider Web (11)

I actually had my swoops going the wrong way, but luckily the chalk wiped away very easily with this material so I re-did them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5. After you have your spider web design, trace the inside of each area going about an inch less and filling in the space. this is the are you will cut out.  The farther apart your inside areas are cut apart, the thicker your web lines will be. I wanted my pretty skinny (which also led to a mistake or two- but you can’t tell!) The chalk is also nice for if you make a mistake, you can wipe off and redo; I had to do this a good bit.

The inside areas shaded in so I know where to cut out.

The inside areas shaded in so I know where to cut out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Cut out your shaded areas once you are happy with them and the neckline.

Starting to cut on the inside areas with scissors.

Starting to cut on the inside areas with scissors.

Switched to my cut board and roller cutter, went much quicker!

Switched to my cut board and roller cutter, went much quicker!

Design fully cut out.

Design fully cut out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7. Wear it!! Make sure your front has a full down sweep curve when your arms are extended. I first had it on sideways and didn’t notice ’til after a few pictures, so I just rotated it.

Spiderweb!

Spiderweb!

Eye Make-up I made with eye liner and liquid eye shadow

Eye Make-up I made with eye liner and liquid eye shadow