Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey
Posted by The Hair Bow Co. on Jul 25th 2014
Well this post is a little different than our normal ones. We like to post tutorials and costume ideas that your little girls would love. This costume appeals to a different audience. I will be the first to tell you that I am not the authority on time traveling fandom, but I did my research!
The Hair Bow Company now sells bowties, so a time lord costume is a simple thing to put together. Grab a tweed jacket (or in our case a gray coat, because it is July in Houston and they don't sell tweed in July in Houston!) and some slacks. Bam. Insta-Time Lord.
We decided to take it a step further... another mile down the geek street, if you will. The time traveler needs his time traveling machine, doesn't he? I created a simple one-layer tutu dress made from a royal blue crochet headband and royal blue tulle. (Tutorial found here.) I then used white 3/8" grograin ribbon to create the windows. A 7/8" black ribbon is weaved into the top of the dress, both for accent and to help keep the dress up.
And the bad guys? We've got those too. Maybe the most bizarre tutu dress I have ever made... but my time-lord-loving sister tells me I did a pretty fabulous job on this group of costumes. So that's a win in my book.
This was created by making a ribbon tie tutu. Instead of tying it around the model's waist, it was tied around her top, like a strapless dress. This dress was made for a two year old. The strands are made out of 24" long antique gold tulle. (Actually 48" long, but folded in half to knot on to the dress. And if you have no idea what I'm talking about, please visit the ribbon tie tutu tutorial.) I then took strands of 7/8" black ribbon and stitched them to the top of the dress. I glued light brown shabby flowers down the length of the ribbon.
As an added bonus, I spray painted a funnel and a wisk. I'm told this is funny.
Maybe these costumes aren't your cup of tea, maybe they are. But you should pin it regardless. There are some people hanging out in Pinterest who would love to see this tutorial before Halloween.