DIY Tin Man Costume
Sof’s mom brought me some inexpensive stretchy metallic fabric and red trim with a request for a Tin Man costume. Total cost for this project was around $20, including the funnel to make the hat.
For the tank, I used the free Spaghetti Strap Dress pattern from Small Dream Factory.
I modified the dress length for a tank, lowered the back, and used stretchy elastic ruffles to make the criss-crossed back.
The pants are the Basic Leggings pattern* from Serger Pepper. I added ruffles and even dusted off my edge stitching foot to make those neat hems.
The necklace cost a dollar. The crystals are attached using the Tulip Deluxe Heat Tool *.
To make the Tin Man’s famous funnel hat, I painted a plastic funnel with Elmer’s glue and poured glitter all over it. Hot glue secures the ruffled elastic trim, and the same trim is used to make a chin strap or headband.
We went to a friends farm for this shoot…and let me just say that ponies are way cooler than posing for pictures! It was really beautiful there, and I’m dying for a little ranch of my own.
I’m trying not to get my hopes up, but we might be buying a farm soon. There are about a million DIY projects on this fixer-upper; including an old red barn, milk house, and horse stables to restore. It’s in THE TOWN I want, and not much comes up for sale there. I’m want it so bad it hurts. If it’s meant to be…then bring it on!