This year I decided to do something a little different for my Halloween costume. I decided I wasn't going to spend any money (even for sewing supplies) and use items I already had in my closet. I wanted to save money for the holidays and for a vacation and was inspired to dress up as the elusive and mysterious Carmen Sandiego.
When I was browsing Pinterest for costume inspiration, Carmen Sandiego popped up. I watched a couple of episodes on Youtube of the TV series from the 90's and I realized I already had most of the costume in my closet. I had received the hat at BYER California in June during the Grand Opening in Livermore and purchased my coat from Modcloth at the end of the season last year when it was on sale. I borrowed the leather gloves from my mom and I picked a black dress and heels to complete the look. The newspaper clutch felt like something Carmen would carry to relive her amazing theft and escape from the night before.
Armando came up with the planet earth prop, which we made by filling a round ball (originally filled with candy) with tissue green, blue and white paper. I think it came out great. This is definitely a costume I would repeat since it was pretty easy and stylish. I will be on the hunt for a metal briefcase or magnifying glass as a prop for next time.
Of course, Armando dressed up too and I will also be sharing his costume. (Hint: It's another person famous for their hide-and-seek skills.)
Hope you had a fun and safe Halloween gumshoes!