|Photobombed by Indy|
|A bunch of us from the dorm|
The three of us thought it would be easy to find matching dresses in blue, pink, and green and started our search at American Apparel since they tend to have simple styles in many colors. Unfortunately, most clothes were very expensive and I wasn't comfortable with how tight and/or revealing some were. We kept it as an option, but looked elsewhere. My mom came up with the idea of using t-shirts and offered to make the costumes for us! She did a great job.
We got the right color shirts at Michaels and all she had to do was cut one shirt of each color into skirts (right under the armpits, just like the Sally and Hobbes costumes). Since she can sew, she put in an elastic waistband so they would stay on better. I definitely need to visit home for some sewing lessons. We rolled up the sleeves of the shirts so they looked sleeveless and tucked them into the skirts. But, we needed more or we would just be girls in different colors of the same outfit.
The finishing touches were some accessories. We found black belts (with heart buckles, because that made sense) to create the black band in the middle of the dresses, and that pretty much made the costumes. I'm not sure if we wore anything on our legs, but white tights, knee-highs, or socks would add to it. Lastly, we styled our hair. I had hair past my waist and a huge collection of bows from my childhood (dozens and dozens), so I was clearly Blossom. Julie had blonde hair she put in pigtails to be Bubbles. Katie decided to cut a black wig to create her Buttercup hairstyle. We all wore eyeshadow that matched our dresses for one last finishing touch, and, voila! We were The Powerpuff Girls!
|Mojo Jojo photobomb|
|Me and Mojo|
This will always be one of my favorite costumes, and it's so simple! Because of the belt, the elastic waistband isn't even necessary. It's great for a group, especially for something last-minute and everyone loved it.