My youngest one is a dare devil and for this years Halloween she decided to be Bellatrix Lestrange from the Harry Potter series. Both of my girls have been living and breathing all things Harry Potter for over a year now. Last year I made both of them Harry Potter scarfs in the Gryffindor and Ravenclaw colors.
This year, it's a little bit more advanced with the Bellatrix costume, but I think we nailed it! And the best part, it was really easy to recreate.
I new I had to concentrate on the laced up arms and flowing skirt. So I went and bought a very large flowing black blouse
like this one here. Make sure to buy the extra large so you have plenty to work with.
I loosely cut both arms off the blouse. Then I used a rubber band to attach the bottom part to the top of my daughters arm.
Next, I cut the excess fabric off along the sleeve as well as from the bottom. Leave a little to hand over the hand in a point.
Finally, I used some black embroidery floss and a needle to sow the sleeve onto her arm in a zig zag. Now she has those medieval looking sleeves that are held up nicely by the rummer band on top.
For the top of the dress, I used a simple tank top
like this one.
Then all that was left to do is use the rest of the blouse as dress. Since it has this scarf on the top, I used that as a belt to tie it securely around her waist.
And that's really it! Now for the big day I also have to puff up her hair and maybe let her wear some dark make up. She was so excited about the how great the costume came out, she wore it all day!