A spider web costume is a more innovative twist than the typical spider outfit, and it's actually an easier costume to make. The base for the costume is a black sweatsuit and some white yarn, and there is little sewing or gluing to be done. Once the costume is on and the party has started, all there is left is to ensnare an insect or spider of the opposite sex in your spidery web.
Things You'll Need
- Black sweatpants
- Black sweatshirt
- White or glow-in-the-dark fabric paint
- White yarn
- Black face paint
- White or glow-in-the-dark face paint
- Large toy spider
Find a pair of black sweatpants and a black sweater you are willing to sacrifice. Cover a kitchen table in newspaper, and lay the clothes out flat, with the arms and legs sticking out in a star-like position.
Use white or glow-in-the-dark fabric paint from an arts and crafts store to paint on a central web on the front of your sweatshirt, a few inches above the lower seam. Start with a small central circle, and draw lines from it. Connect these lines at intervals using wavy lines to mimic the way a spider weaves its web.
Expand the painted-on web so it covers part of your sweatpants, reaching across to the expanded arms and legs of your clothing. Leave the paint to dry.
Turn the clothes over to paint the same web. Leave the clothes to dry.
Make pairs of little holes on each side of the inside seams of the sweatsuit arms and legs by using the tip of the scissors where the web lines begin and end.
Insert some white yarn into the first pair of holes under the right arm at the point where the web line ends, and tie it securely. Thread the other end of the yarn through the pair of holes at the corresponding web line on the body of the sweatshirt. Allow enough length of yarn to enable you to move your arm freely. Repeat this step, connecting each arm and leg web line with the corresponding web line on the body of the sweatsuit. Ensure the yarn is long enough to allow you to stretch out your arms and leg fully.
Paint your face and neck with black paint as an overall color, and use the white or glow-in-the-dark face paint to extend web lines across your face.
Attach a large toy spider to act as the central feature of the spider web. Stand across corners at parties, and cling onto people as they walk by.
- Photo Credit spiderweb image by Kkatka from Fotolia.com
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