Holy cow folks, Halloween is Thursday…do you have a costume?
Obviously, living in Michigan and planning on taking 2 wee-bits out trick or treating in the predicted rainy, 48-60 degree weather, I won’t be wearing that, but I did wear it for the indoor masquerade party we attended this past weekend.
My costume was thrown together at the last minute, and while the skirt was finished in a decent amount of time, when I finally put it all together I realized I needed something on my arms to complete the look.
I was already wearing fishnets on my legs, so I wanted to keep some continuity there and decided fishnet fingerless gloves would be the way to do it.
I grabbed a second pair of fishnets, snipped the legs apart and pulled them up my arms. I made the mistake, with the first one, of clipping a hole for my thumb before making holes for my other fingers to fit through. Don’t do that. You wind up with a hole way down on your wrist that your thumb has no chance of ever reaching. It makes sense when you think about it, I know…let me be the dummy for you. Anyhow, clip holes (usually one string is enough to open it up) to poke your fingers and THEN thumb through and pull the stocking up your arm. Chances are it’s going to reach further up your arm than you’d like, so cut a slash where you’d like the top to be, remove both stockings from your arms and cut them off at the same height.
Next, grab some matching 1/4″ elastic and weave it through the netting at the top of your glove. Your elastic should be long enough to comfortably fit around the portion of your arm where the top of your glove should sit with a small excess for joining the two ends. Once your elastic is woven through, sew the ends of the elastic together and you’re ready to go!
Obviously these aren’t going to add a whole heck of a lot of warmth to a costume, but if you’ll be partying inside and your get-up needs just a little something more, these get you more bang for your buck than is really reasonable for a 5 minute project!