Easy DIY Hades Costume
Be the Lord of the Dead this Halloween with this Easy DIY Hades Costume. Using just a black dress, you can make the perfect gender bend costume.
- unicorn skeleton
- a knit black maxi dress
- blue iron-on
- scissors or a way to cut the iron-on
- glow in the dark oven-bake clay
- pin back
- Hair ties
- Blue Hair Spray
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.
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.