Venus Fly Trap
I made this Venus Fly Trap for Halloween, I started with a store bought dress (hot pink and bias cut), a pile of fabric, and an idea. I embellished the dress with lots of "baby pods" of crimped sheer green, pink, and red fabric, connected with a taffeta vine. I then designed and made a mini vest, with corset tie closure in the back, and small pockets to hold head piece in place. I constructed the vest with the taffeta fabric and batting inside for comfort, then embellished it with crimped "pods" as well. I finished the vest with a simple 4 thread overlock stitch. The head piece is the main focal point, and is made from crimped sheer fabric to resemble the flower, with pipe cleaner "teeth". It has a wire frame with shoulder stands to fit into vest pockets; with this set up, the head piece is completely hands free. I completed the costume with fangs, red eyelashes, combat boots and pink hair, for loads of fun!
Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Tina LaChance
Halloween Costume Contest 2012