Hello, friends! I’d like you to meet Miss Vanellope Von Schweetz:
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Vanellope is the adorable, spunky little girl (voiced by Sarah Silverman) from the movie Wreck-It Ralph, who plays opposite Ralph himself (voiced by John C. Reilly). She’s got sass, a dash of sarcasm and a whole lot of heart, and all she wants to do is prove herself as a race car driver in the game where she lives, Sugar Rush.
I am heading to another comic book convention on Satuday (Comikaze, here I come, woo hoo!), so I decided to create a costume that would be able to do double duty (Vanellope: “Hee hee, you said doodie!”) as a fun cosplay for the convention, and something that I could easily thrift for today’s Halloween-themed Thrift Style Thursday. Of course, I also plan on wearing this costume tomorrow night when I take my favorite four-year-old trick-or-treating!
This costume was pretty simple to pull off. I was able to find the sweatshirt and the skirt at the thrift shop, and with some quick alterations, they were perfect for Vanellope’s outfit. The skirt was originally a long midi skirt, but I hemmed it to the short, peanut-butter-cup-wrapper style skirt like Vanellope’s, and then added the pink decorations to the sweatshirt. For the leggings, I bought one teal pair and one white pair (for only $2 apiece at a cheap retailer!) and sewed them together to create the candy-like stripes, and then hand-painted the purple stripes on the left leg. The wig was an old one that was lying around, so I made candy and sprinkles out of play-dough and glued those on. The boots I already had in my closet and – voila! – Vanellope Von Schweetz!
The details: teal sweatshirt (thrifted & altered) // brown skirt (thrifted & altered) // leggings (handmade) // black moto boots (Roxy via DSW, old) // wig (old)
Are you dressing up for Halloween?? Don’t forget to check out the Thrift Style Thursday Facebook Group to see my fellow Thrift Style Thursday pals rockin’ their Halloween style!
As always, thanks for reading! Love & candy, Kristi :)