It's hilarious how easy it is to pull together a totally pro-looking Halloween costume with a few items of clothing you have lurking in the back of your closet. This one goes out to all the ladies who've ever had that "oh, snap" moment of completely spacing on buying a cute costume for Halloween. If you've got 10 minutes — and a little black dress lying around — then you're already halfway there.
This DIY bat costume is super-simple to make, and it won't look like you threw it together at the last minute:
Fold your 2 yards of black fabric in half and cut inverted scallops on the diagonal, as shown.
Cut 2 (3-inch) sections of elastic and loop them, as shown. Sew each loop onto the ends of the bat wings using a straight stitch, and go back and forth a few times to secure it.
Now pair with your favorite little black dress, a pair of strappy black heels and some dark lipstick!
Originally published Oct. 2014. Updated Sept. 2016.
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