Yay zombie circus!
Sozlet's going to be Mother Nature.
We had this idea late August (she tends to think about Halloween costumes year-round and start seriously thinking in July or so). We went out and looked for a base dress to work off of right away, and found an AWESOME dress at our favorite local resale shop for $8. $8!
It was in the end-of-season sale rack and had already been marked down several times. It's a sort of bridesmaid's dress, new it was probably ~$150 plus. And looks like it's been worn no more than once.
It's a sort of a shimmery green, very fitted and fits her very well, slightly embroidered top, spaghetti straps, with a matching stole (length of the same fabric.)
The matching stole is super-important because I'm going to line it in fur so she can brave the usually-pretty cold temps. With elbow-length gloves and fuzzy pants on under the (floor-length [once I hem it]) dress, she should be warm enough.
I have already bought clouds of multi-colored green tulle (three shades) and will be making an overskirt/ bustle sort of thing.
The main attraction will be a giant crown with all sorts of "nature" stuff on it. We have a (very realistic-looking) snake, and will be reusing (fake) pearls and (real) seahorses from her mermaid costume a few years ago. She really wants a chipmunk, looking for realistic-looking + cheap ones. Found one that's marketed as a dog toy that will do if nothing else does.
Can probably find a realistic-looking mouse or rat if nothing else.
Also have several realistic-looking birds we use on our Christmas tree, will probably use one of those and then one of our smaller crows. (We have a lot of crows.)
Leaves everywhere, flowers everywhere. Little plastic bugs everywhere.
Green fingernails, green eyeliner (again left over from mermaid, used again as poison ivy fairy), various trailing vines drawn on her face and neck.
I also have some liquidy blue fabric (bought for mermaid!) that I may add somehow. A "river" panel to her dress, or something.
Green hairspray (used for locks of hair, not the whole thing).
Her hair is now VERY long and very big and wavy and will be down and wild.
Her eyes are changeable but always look really green when they're surrounded by green.
She may still have her cast then but at least it's green.
We're looking forward to it!