Make A Fortune Teller Halloween Costume

Halloween is coming, so it’s time to start thinking about costumes.  Usually, we purchase our children’s costumes. This year, thanks to RIT Dye, I decided to try to make one myself.  
Kate already has a black cat costume, but she wanted to have a different costume for a Halloween party she is attending.  Since costumes can be pretty expensive, I challenged myself to use things we already had around our home for this one.  We decided on a Fortune Teller Costume.  It was so fun picking out items to repurpose using our RIT Dye!
I had this skirt from years ago that was just dying to be brightened up!
I rolled it up lengthwise and tied it with rubberbands in different places.
Next, we picked the colors we wanted to use.  We went with Black, Apple Green, and Evening Blue.
Now, start the dying process.  Since our project wasn’t very large, we decided to use the stove top method.  We got a medium sized pot and filled it about 2/3 full with water, and brought to a boil.  Then we turned the pot off completely.  We were dying cotton, so we added some salt to the water, then poured in about 1/4 of the liquid from our dye container and mixed well.  We started by dipping the bottom portion of our skirt into the Apple Green Dye.  We let it sit in the dye bath for ten minutes, then pulled it out using tongs.  Next, we transfered it to the sink and rinsed with cold water until the water ran clear.  
Next, we used the Evening Blue dye.  After getting the dye mixture ready, we dipped the middle part of the skirt into the blue dye, and repeated the above process.  After ten minutes, we removed the skirt from the dye bath and rinsed in cold water until the water ran clear again.  Now to finish the dying process, we took the top of the skirt and dyed it black using the same method.  
Now you simply cut off the rubber bands, then wash and dry!
We also died a white scarf using the Apple Green and Black dye to use as a headband…every Fortune Teller must have a headband, right?
Add some fun jewelry and some props, and you are ready for business!
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Happy Halloween and may good fortune find you ;)
 This post is sponsored by Blueprint Social and RIT Dye, but rest assured these opinions are absolutely my own.



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  1. says

    Love it! She is so lucky to have 2 costumes to play with this year:)


  2. says

    ahhh Jessica this is adorable…absolutely adorable. Good job girl! Your daughter is the cutest fortune teller I have ever seen:)

  3. says

    Cute costume!!

  4. says

    Stinkin’ adorable, oh and the costume too. ;) Have a great day Mrs. Crafty! xo

  5. says

    This came out really great, Jessica! I’m thinking that I might need to dye some scarves for myself now. Love it!

  6. says

    I’m so impressed! This looks like so much fun to do together with your kids too!

  7. says

    So cute! You did a great job Jessica!

  8. says

    How adorable- your little fortune teller is so cute! WOW what a great costume!!

  9. says

    Love the costume Jessica! and the model is beautiful!


  10. says

    This is so cute! I love the fortune teller costume! She will be unique because you don’t see too many fortune tellers walking around for Halloween! I hope you are planning to enter it into our costume contest starting Oct 13!!! =)

  11. says

    Love it, love it, love it!! what an awesome idea, my Nola girl would love this…hmmmmm do I have to tell her it was your idea?? hehehe….just kidding ;) Great job, friend!

  12. says

    Oh that is CUTE. And what an adorable little model!

  13. says

    darling! you did an amazing job with this!!!

  14. says

    This is so darn cute! What a great costume. Maybe that is what I will be for Halloween!

  15. says

    Isn’t she a super-cute Fortune teller! How fun!

  16. says

    Fantastic job! My weekly linky party–One Creative Weekend–has gone spooky this week in honor of my thirteenth party. If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share. (You can include non-Halloween posts as well, but feel free to link up as many Halloween-themed posts as you like.) There are two categories—one for Halloween and one for everything else.

  17. says

    Cute costume! I remember dressing up like this when I was a kid!

  18. says

    So completely cute and fun! My crystal ball tells me she will have a great Halloween!

  19. says

    Adorable! I remember my mom dressing up as a fortune teller once while I was in elementary school–she came to our halloween party and gave fortunes :)

  20. says

    Awesome costume. She is beautiful!


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