Amazing Cemetery Angel Costume



I asked my 8 yr old daughter Trinity what she wanted to be for Halloween, she replied with “a cemetery angel” – a challenge was made!

I asked my 8 yr old daughter Trinity what she wanted to be for Halloween...she replied with \"a cemetery angel\" - a challenge was made!I bough

Trinity as a Cemetery Angel

I bought 2 pieces of foam core board to use as the wings, free handed the wing shape and cut out with a box cutter. I used craft foam pieces and free handed the feathers, cut each one individually and glued to the board (wings). I used an old sheet, fitted to my daughter, and safety-pinned in various locations to give it a ‘gathered’ look. Then I used 2 shades of gray (a medium and a light) and used a white paint to highlight certain areas. The paint naturally makes the sheet stiff which aids in the appearance of concrete. The bottom of the skirt was stuffed with stiff magazine pages.

I asked my 8 yr old daughter Trinity what she wanted to be for Halloween...she replied with \"a cemetery angel\" - a challenge was made!I bough

my first finished wing (unpainted)

Her hairpiece is made of yarn, also painted the various grays and white to match the wings and dress. The yarn I glued onto a shower cap. She had an old white turtle neck I used to go under the dress and painted it gray.

I asked my 8 yr old daughter Trinity what she wanted to be for Halloween...she replied with \"a cemetery angel\" - a challenge was made!I bough

Starting her hair

I asked my 8 yr old daughter Trinity what she wanted to be for Halloween...she replied with \"a cemetery angel\" - a challenge was made!I bough

I took an old wire coat hanger and cut it in the middle of the straight part and stuck each piece in each wing and used the hook to hook onto twine that I had fitted around my daughter (this of course when under the dress/out of sight).

I asked my 8 yr old daughter Trinity what she wanted to be for Halloween...she replied with \"a cemetery angel\" - a challenge was made!I bough

her wings & harness completed

The wings were quite heavy for her but she pulled it off! I also used the fabric paint (the grays) to paint her face and arms/hands (everything that was exposed because she needed to look concrete).

I have never had so many compliments and EVERYONE loved her costume! I began working on her costume in August and finished about a week before Halloween. It is a slow but very creative process. I loved it!

I asked my 8 yr old daughter Trinity what she wanted to be for Halloween...she replied with \"a cemetery angel\" - a challenge was made!I bough

FINALLY! The gown is ready

In her pictures, you’ll see her as a “weeping angel” and an angel catching the tears of the mourners. She totally played the part and in the picture of all 3 of my kids, we’d told her not to smile (I assure you thought she was happy).

I asked my 8 yr old daughter Trinity what she wanted to be for Halloween...she replied with \"a cemetery angel\" - a challenge was made!I bough

in full color

I asked my 8 yr old daughter Trinity what she wanted to be for Halloween...she replied with \"a cemetery angel\" - a challenge was made!I bough







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    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1797061098 Yvonne Leilani Martinez

      wow, this is awesome!
       

    • Super_sid70

      Awesome!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000453087229 Tiffany Jade Allison

      Thank you all so much – it is very much appreciated!

    • Brandysykes64

      Where did you get the fabric paint? I’m totally interested in doing this as my costume this year!! This is awesome!!

    • jeanette hernandez

      Wow that is amazing! Good job!

    • sallliwaggers

      That was magnificent, My now 18 yr old wanted to be a Sumo Wrestler at 8 orso yrs old and i made a big body with a white cloth cover from fabric, we stuffed it with news papers, it was soooo funny, no-one could believe it was what she wanted to be

    • Greeneyedpirate

      That is not a cemetery angel – she’s obviously a “Weeping Angel” from Doctor Who! Which makes this costume 500% more awesome, besides the fact that it’s amazingly well done.

    • Kevin Grant

      thats the best ever

    • Mac

      ahhmmm, that would be scary in a Doctor Who convention :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/ronald.treston Ronald Treston

      please could you do this to me i paid. why i ask is if you could do the same to me i could do this for children in need nov 2013. and spend the day like it . i am willing to pay you for anything you need and for you time. thank for your time in reading this.
      and sorry for bothering you..

    • Karen

      This is fantastic! How did you get the sheet/dress on and off of her? How did you attach the wings/hanger and what did you attach the wings to underneath the dress?

    • Debbie

      Is it safe to put fabric paint on skin?

      • Susiewan

        No, you could get serious allergic reactions, especially when the paint gets in eyes or mouth.
        Try using safe facepaint instead. Washes of easier too! ;)

    • TeaBee

      Oh my … i just have to say that is such an incredibly awesome costume and i just cannot believe how great it turned out. You have mad artistic/creative skills .. you daughter is so lucky

    • GG

      That is utterly stunning.

    • John Smith

      Doctor Who ROCKS! The costume looks like a Weeping Angel from Doctor Who. Amazing job by the way!

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