Here are several effective and simple do-it-yourself ideas if you are intending to make your child’s pageant dress. Take note that you can save so much by using materials that are already readily available within your home.
• If your child needs an angel costume, take a white pillowcase. Cut a neck hole in one side and two separate armholes in two opposite sides. You may put a cloth tie to serve as a belt in the waist area. Another cost-saving idea is to cut a white dress or a simple nightgown so it could fit into the length of your child.
• You could also use a pillowcase when making a king costume. Instead of using a white-colored pillowcase, use one with bolder shade or more light colors to make the pageant costume. A purple, red, or rich blue pillowcase can be very ideal for this purpose.
• To make a shepherd costume, use a terry cloth bathrobe to be tied at the waist area. For the headscarf, use a small towel or a scarf in an appropriate complimentary color.
• For other types of costumes, use your imagination and creativity. Intend to use materials, cloths, dresses, and accessories that are not anymore useful in your home. You can stick with the pillowcase if you are running out of other creative ideas.
Making your child’s pageant dress can be a fun and enjoyable activity. You can even turn it into a bonding, quality moment with the whole family by involving everyone else in the household when making the dress. You can solicit suggestions and ideas from your spouse or other children. Think of how fun the activity can be.
In the end, your child will truly cherish his pageant costume because he will get to realize it was created through labor of love.