From Angel to Goddess- Costume Re-fashion

Halloween costumes...I hate spending money on them. Sometimes it can't be three years ago when we lived in St. Louis in a hotel for six months for my husband's job.  I simply did not have the resources with me to make a costume.  So, we headed to Wal-Mart in late October, hoping there would be at least one costume that worked and that wouldn't break the bank. We ended up with an angel costume and a Darth Vader one.
They were both large sizes...not a problem for Darth Vader. But the little angel who wore the angel costume was only a size small. And, it was chilly, as it should be in late October.  We trimmed some length off the arms and the dress of the costume, put some warm clothes underneath and wrapped a scarf around my daughter's neck and she became a snow angel. Little did I know, we would one day go from angel to goddess with a costume re-fashion.
Fast forward 2 years, and again, I was not wanting to spend a lot of money on a costume. Army guy was easy. I didn't have to buy a thing for it. For my daughter, we took the angel costume and turned it into something completely different.  My little snow angel was transformed into a Grecian goddess. (We had just been learning about Greek mythology in history, so this was perfect for her.)
Here is what we did to go from angel to goddess:
Bought a roll of white ribbon with a gold Greek key pattern on it, criss-crossed it and tied it at the waist.  The sleeves were drawn up with a different gold ribbon that I had on hand. I looped up the Greek key ribbon in the sleeve ribbons to keep in place.  We added a garland of greenery around her head and some gold sandals to complete the transformation from angel to goddess.  By the way, look at the length of the snow angel's costume compared to that of the goddess. Can this be the same little girl? (sniff, sniff) They do grow fast, don't they?  I'd love to hear Halloween costumes have you re-fashioned? I need ideas for this year ;-)
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  1. How precious! I remember those days, and they seem like only yesterday! :) Love their costumes, and that was very clever to remake the angel one!

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  2. Awww cant wait till my two are old enopught to dress up :-)

  3. Great idea!! Thanks for joining the fun at Keep Calm and Link Up! Make sure to come back next Friday to see if you were featured!

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  4. You should submit this to Refashion Files!

  5. Oh, they are so cute! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you again on Monday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  6. Hi Nici,
    This came out so cute. She looks adorable. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
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    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
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  7. Nice re-fashion. The Grecian Goddess look really never gets old. I see hundreds of those costumes parading around every year, definitely one of the more popular choice when it comes to the ladies and I really can't blame them. It's a classic!

  8. Oh, how cute! I love that you were able to get two costumes out of the one & you could probably use it again next year for something else. Great job!

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