This is my handmade Judy Jetson Halloween costume for 2011. It cost me $8 (plus maybe another $8 for the tutu that I had already made eariler in the year) and it took just a few days to make. I also upcycled cardboard boxes and a notebook cover to make a few parts of it. I love handmade so, of course, I LOVE Halloween. I call it Handmade Halloween now because I always take time to make a cool costume.
Step #1: Full costumeNext
- I made both the skirt and top to be worn again as everyday wear.
- I used a pattern for a summer top and modified it by cropping it and adding a thick band on the bottom and half way around the sleeves instead of hemming as the pattern suggested.
Step #2: Pockets on skirtNext
- The skirt looks less cartoonish when worn without the tutu underneath and it can be worn in everyday life. I used a twill material that I would want to wear again and I added pockets to make it functional.
Step #3: Costume shown with under-skirt tutuNext
- The skirt weighs it down a bit but the tutu has many layers and sticks almost straight out when fully poofed (the giant skirt was my favorite part!).
Step #4: The Jetsons pinNext
- I made the Jetsons pin out of a notebook cover.
- My favorite part was that even after I told people that I made the costume many said, "Yeah, but where did you get the pin?" I had to tell them that I made it ALL!
- I printed two copies of the logo and attached them to a piece of cardboard from an old notebook cover. From one I cut out just the letters, and from the other I cut out just the outline. I added Dimensional Magic to both the letters and the background/outline cutout. After they dried I glued them on top of each other and added a pin back.
- On the back of the Jetsons pin, you can see what used to be the front of the notebook.
Step #5: Back of the triangle collarNext
- I used a Diet Coke box covered with fabric for the collar and left the back uncovered so that I could show people.
- The Jetsons family.
- I am the daughter, Judy, on the right.
- I used my imagination with the hair (since I think hair paint and costume-store wigs look cheap). I put my hair up in a fountain-style pony tail on top of my head and pinned my bangs in a poof in front.