This is another costume for my niece. It's all bought stuff that's been modified. Can't beat $2.50 for Goodwill capri pants! And Michaels has a great selection of plain-colored T-shirts...
So anyway, the basketball decal was printed on the shirt via Kinkos. My roommate made up the image and it looks sweet! I spend many hours just diddling with the pants to add on pockets that have weird tabs on the sides and buttons. I didn't fabric match, but I had this 1-way stretch velveteen material in white I'd found in a bargain bin that goes nicely with the costume. So there's a texture contrast with the leg cuffs, front & back pockets, and tabs on the white shirt.
In the video, it looks like Noodle's got pale pink hearts on the back pockets, so I glued & basted down some hearts cut out of a pink velvet material. I chose to use dark pink thread for the basting and carried it over to the obnoxiously large white buttons sewn on the six tabs sticking off from the pockets, shirt, and cuffs. I like the contrast of pink and white, since it stands out a bit.
Kathryn will be wearing plain white sneakers, so little accuracy there beyond shoe color, but I've pulled the costume together over the past two weeks. I don't feel like shelling out more $$ for shoes when I've already made her Katy costume from scratch.
Lastly, there's the wig. I saved more money and used an old Cleo-styled black wig I've had for years. Since I haven't actually used it for any costume in a long time, I decided to butcher it instead of buying another wig. I don't have any trained experience in hair cutting but I've styled a few wigs in the past with moderate success. I attacked this wig with a vengence and I think it looks all right. Noodles hair is choppy in the back, so I trimmed the sides downward at an angle starting at the back of the head. I then made some really uneven layers and used lots of hair glue and hair spray to make it stick out in pieces. I left the two sections by the ear the longest, then used Got2BGlued to make 'em stiff sections. So the only part of the wig I can brush are the bangs... :)
I really love working on simple costumes now and then. It's refreshing not to worry so much about little details and just get the overall picture.
Not for competition.