If there is one thing I love about Halloween, It is fantastic Skeletons and Oriental Trading has the best selection around. From mermaids to dragons, Oriental Trading has some pretty incredible and unique skeletons. When I found the unicorn skeleton, my younger daughter flipped! She kept telling me that if she was Hades (she is obsessed with Descendents right now) she would be sure to have a unicorn skeleton for a pet. She would be the God of the Underworld after all. All it took was a black maxi dress, some scissors, a little bit of iron-on and some clay to make her Hades dreams come true.. and of course, a unicorn.
You will need:
- unicorn skeleton
- a knit black maxi dress
- blue iron-on
- scissors or a way to cut the iron-on
Take the black maxi dress and trim off the sleeves and neckline, right above the seams.
Cut blue triangles out of heat transfer. The nice thing about the simplicity of this shape is that it is easy to cut with scissors! I used my cutting machine but you could simply trace your triangles onto the iron-on with a marker and then cut them out if you don’t have a cutting machine.
The number of triangles you will need will vary with the size of your dress. I ended up using eight triangles that were about 2 inches wide at the base of them.
Iron your triangles around the collar of the dress. Heat your iron up to the hottest setting to 305 degrees. Place the triangles sticky side down onto your shirt. Iron straight onto the plastic, making sure each element of the design gets 30 seconds of pressure and hit. Start pulling up the plastic backing and if any of the elements pull up at all, put the plastic back down and iron that area again.
You will need:
- glow in the dark oven-bake clay
- pin back
After your dress is finished, you just need to make your pin. Warm up the clay in your hands until it is easy to mold. Form the shape of your skull with a half-circle on top that comes down to form the teeth of the skeleton face. Use a pin to draw in your eyes and teeth.
After your pin is formed, push a pin back into the back of the clay. Bake the pin in the oven for 20 minutes at 220 degrees. Wait for it to cool.
You will need:
- Hair ties
- Blue Hair Spray
Pull your hair into a high pony tail. Wrap wire around the base of the ponytail, sticking the wire straight into the air. Wrap your hair around the wire and use elastics to secure it to the wire. This will make it stand up the way you want it to.
Put on your maxi dress, if you want you can wear it off one shoulder or wear a grey shirt underneath. Put the pin over one shoulder and do your hair and makeup blue. After you are all dressed you are ready to hang out with the skeletons and spirits of the underworld!
What skeleton would you hang out with as Hades?
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