And now...the big reveal!
For the bodice I considered using a corset but I'm on a budget (plus I like things like breathing and eating). Instead I opted for a stretchy black strapless tube variety and stitched a gather at the top to create a sweetheart neckline. I deconstructed a feather boa, then layered the feathers using hot glue and felt. Next, I applied jewels and more sparsely layered feathers.
I started with a standard costume tutu. I sewed extra wide grid tulle in gathers to the elastic waistline, then added even more feathers.
The Natalie Portman costume from the film shows her wearing the classic pale pink tights but I thought black would look better. When I spotted these ones from Urban Outfitters I knew they were perfect! I love how they reassemble ballet shoe wraps.
So there you have it.
Have a safe and fun Halloween everyone!
Stretch strapless top: Charlotte Russe; $9
Plain black tutu: Leg Avenue; $20
Tights: Urban Outfitters; $15
Ballet flats: Target
Costume crown, modified. See process here.
Feather boa, deconstructed: Party City; $20
Embellishment jewels: Michael's; $4
Extra tulle: JoAnn's fabrics; $2
-elf liquid eyeliner in black & silver, available at Target; $3
-L'oreal lipstick in Plush Velvet, black liner
-Porcelain foundation & translucent face power