No Sew T-Shirt D.I.Y - Daily Fashion DIY Challenge

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For the first of my fashion DIY daily challenges I decided to go for something simple, a no sew t shirt DIY. I found this neat no sew T-shirt tutorial on the web (which I followed but altered slightly), and thought it would be the perfect way to upcycle a mens t-shirt that was too small for my partner.

I really loved the dragon design on the T-shirt so it was great to be able to make it into something I could actually wear. I intend to color in the dragon picture with some fabric pens too, I want to make it much more colorful with reds, greens, and blues for the dragons scales.


*I did double the cuts than I've shown in picture 3 which gave thinner fringing details, I tried it with the thicker cuts first, but wanted thinner tassles. 

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10 Short Sequin Dresses For Under $100 And How To Keep Em' Sparkling

A short sequin dress is perfect to wear during the holiday season, sleek, sparkling, and full of sexy fun, sequins are one way to out shine the holiday decorations.

As you might imagine, a sequin dress can be really expensive, I saw some to-die-for examples for $1,000 and above, but I don't have thousands to spend on a sequin dress no matter how much I want it, so I have concentrated on beautiful sparkling dresses under $100.

The dress in the pic to the left is on sale right now at 80% off (limited sale offer) which makes it well under the $100 mark. Yay!

Below are 9 more lovely short sequin dresses that will bring a sparkle to the holiday season, without making a huge dent in your wallet! Oh and some tips on looking after a sequin dress, so that it stays looking fab.

How To Care For A Sequin Dress

I have an amazing sequin dress and want to keep it looking amazing, there are a few things that I do to care for it.

  • Keep the dress in a garment bag when hanging in the closet.
  • Wash the dress inside out and inside a delicate garment bag - (a net bag used to wash delicate items of clothing.)
  • Wash on a cool wash and a low spin setting.
  • Never put a sequin dress in the tumble dryer.
  • Pay attention to the label, if it says dry clean only have it dry cleaned.

Daily Fashion D.I.Y

I have decided that I will give myself the challenge of a daily fashion DIY or fashion up-cycling project. This means that starting from tomorrow I will be making or re-purposing something for my wardrobe every day... Unless I fail miserably at everything I try and become depressed and give up of course.

This could be jewelry, clothing, bag, shoes, hats, or hair accessories - I am useless at sewing with a machine, though I do own one, so I will be hand stitching if I have to sew.

I am quite excited about the prospect of my daily fashion DIY and just hope that I can keep it up. I already make my own jewelry, re-purpose shoes, and have dabbled with a few easy sewing projects re-purposing jeans, making wallets, and converting a shirt into a basque type top. I just have to remember to keep away from the sewing machine and all will be fine I'm sure.

Some Of My Previous Fashion DIY's And Re-purposing

Re-Purposed Handbag

Hand made Amethyst Pendant


DIY Blinged Up Shoes

10 Cute A Line Mini Skirts For Under $50 - Most Are Under $20 :)

Cheap As Chips And Just As Tasty!

Cheap mini skirts that look a million dollars, not much to ask for right? Well,... most of the cute A line mini skirts here are actually under $20 and all are under $50.

An A line mini skirt is ideal for summer, and can transition to Spring and Fall too, because as well as looking great with summer tops and bare legs, they look just as awesome with tights and a blazer.

A line mini skirts can be dressed up or down, the model in the pic to the left is wearing a dressed up mini, which with the white lace top that she is wearing, looks smart and dressy.

Dressed down, an A line mini skirt looks good when worn with a vest top, crop top, fitted halterneck top, or fitted tee.

10 Cool Costume Ideas For Badass Women

Cool Women's Costumes

One of my favorite things in the whole world is looking at women's costume ideas, I could literally spend all day doing it! Today I have been looking at cool costumes for Women. As you will see as you move down the page I started off in an aggressive mood, adding some bad-ass costumes... I softened a little bit, adding a pretty rainbow unicorn costume to this bunch of ladies that kill, lol!

Sexy Ninja Costume

My first cool costume is a sexy ninja, this highly trained lady will kick her way into the party and swiftly dispatch all guests, not much of a party now is it? Never mind ninja lady will silently leap roof to roof to find a new party.

Sexy Deadly Ninja Costume

Sexy SWAT Lady Costume

SWAT lady certainly looks like she is in control of the situation, with her tight pants and sexy costume, the criminals would probably drop their weapons just as soon as they saw her, I'm sure their jaws would drop too... then probably their trousers, naughty criminals - lol)

Sexy SWAT Agent Costume

Angry Army Babe Costume 

As the army babe costume suggests this army major has major PMT and anyone in the vicinity is going to pay! With her riding crop and pissed off expression you know she is not about to go pet horses. Bend over you party goers, this Army babe is going to whip up a storm.

General Punishment Adult Costume

Steampunk Vampire Costume

This sexy steampunk costume is one of the more unusual, it is actually a steampunk vampire costume and has all kinds of cool cog details. Why wear a regular vampire costume when you could be a steampunk vampire!

Sexy Spider Costume

Spiders don't usually strike me as sexy, anything but. BUT this spider costume is definitely sexy and also very cool! There is a lot of attention paid to detail and I love the bat wing skirt.

Webbed Mistress Costume Medium

Robin Hood Costume

Robin Hood was a nice guy, but he still knew how to savage a Sheriff and shoot peoples eyes out. Of course I don't recommend these actions whilst wearing this sexy Robin Hood costume, light spanking should be sufficient to render any assailants unconcious.

Racy Robin Hood Costume - Ultimate Collection

Gorgeous Gladiator Costume

The model for this sexy gladiator costume has been channeling a real gladiator in preparation for the costume shoot. You can see the nerves and trepidation in her face as if she is getting ready to fight a lion. Hopefully no angry lions will be at the Halloween party, she will just have to fight people away from the bar instead.

Sexy Gladiator Costume

Rainbow Unicorn Costume

Neigh, neigh... it's a rainbow unicorn. I was once offered one of these by Squidoo R.I.P, it never arrived but I did get 0.15c instead. The model in the costume is pulling the same face as me when I found my rainbow unicorn was not forthcoming, boo :(

Fantasy Unicorn Sexy Costume

Sexy Snow Viking Costume

Snow vikings are way cooler than ordinary ones. boom boom!


Awesome Sexy Pirate Costume

The last of my cool costume ideas is this stupendously sexy pirate costume. I was not going to add a pirate but this costume was the prettiest I have seen, and pirates are certainly bad ass. This lady does   not even need a sword or gun, she looks like she could kick someone to kingdom come in those boots alone.

High Seas Treasure Adult Costume


Dark Costume Ideas For Women

Creepy Halloween Costumes For Women

Halloween is a time for spooky happenings and ghostly fun, make the most of this time of year with a dark Halloween costume. 

All of the creepy Halloween costumes and ideas on this page focus on the darker side, amongst these there are un-dead nuns, zombies, and Living Dead Dolls.

Don't worry it is not all blood, ghosts, and gore, there are also costumes that are less extreme and more cute but with a darker twist or Gothic theme, and of course tips on making your own versions at home too.

So grab a cuppa and take a look at my compendium of creepy Halloween costumes for women.

Ready Made Dark Or Fallen Angel Costumes

These ready to wear fallen angel costumes are sassy and sexy, the great thing about them are that there are costumes that would suit a more mature woman, as well as costumes for the younger woman, and young at heart.

These designs are my particular favorites. If you are thinking of making your own costume take a look at the accessories that these costumes come with for some inspiration.

At school I had a music teacher who would dress like the costume in the pic to the left (apart from the wings) on a daily basis. I really like the flowing sleeves and longer skirt on this design.

More Dark Angel Costumes

Dark Angel or Gothic Vampire CostumeAngel of Darkness Adult CostumeDevilish Dark Angel Costume

Improvise Your Own Dark Angel Costume

Of course, you can always make your own dark angel outfit pretty easily, the main components that you will need are a black, grey or charcoal coloured evening dress, and some wings.

I would not suggest making your own wings unless you are really crafty and very patient, but if you want to have a go you’ll find links and a video further down the page as well as some ready made black angel wings, and also some other tutorials to help you accessorize the costume.

Black Angel Wings

Every dark angel needs a pair of black wings, here are some different sizes and styles of black angel wings that I have found.

If you want to have a go at making your own, there are links to some great tutorials just below this section

Make Your Own Dark Angel Wings

If you would prefer to have a go at making a pair of wings yourself, these thinks are really helpful. It not the most easy craft to master, but with a lot of patience you can make some stunning wings.
You could accent your black feathers with flashes of color too, a few bright red, purple, or gold feathers against the black ones would look amazing.

  • Make These Really Cool Angel Wings! - Warning - Alot of hard work required, but what stunning results. Learn how to make amazing feathered wings for your halloween costume.
  • Easy Angel Wings - Learn how to make your own angel wings, out of coat hangers and stockings.

Living Dead Doll - Alice In Wonderland Costume

This living dead doll costume is cool and creepy at the same time, a spine tingling take on Alice In Wonderland and a homage to the chilling Living Dead Dolls Series, it is more like Alice In Horrorland.

There is something really scary about dolls that may just come alive at night and do all kinds of twisted things, if I saw someone wearing this at a Halloween party I would probably have a bad dream that night. I really like this costume though, it’s very dark and a lot of fun.

More Creepy Doll Costumes

Broken Doll Adult CostumeZombie Doll Adult Costume - Zombie Costumes

Now For Something Sexier - Midnight Mistress Costume

Midnight Mistress Adult Costume
The ‘Midnight Mistress’ is in a classic Gothic color scheme of black and red, the dress has gorgeous lace details, with long lace sleeves. This outfit is show girl meets Dracula and could be accessorized in many different ways.

Psycho Red Riding Hood Costume

Adult Little Red Riding Hood Costume - Red Riding Hood Costumes
One scary lady... Just ask the wolf!

This psychotic red riding hood has spent too long in the woods snacking on funny colored mushrooms, she has been driven to madness and has been roaming the woods looking for trouble, looks like the wolf got more than he bargained for when psycho red riding hood hacked off his head and stuck it in her basket!

Basket With Wolfs Head In It - For Psycho Red Riding Hood Costume

Basket with Wolf's Head - Little Red Riding Hood Costumes
Oh dear! This wolf met a grizzly end, I wonder what Red Riding Hood will do with his head?

You don't have to go full on psycho red riding hood, there are some outfits below that you could wear with this wolfs head in a basket prop.

Non Psycho Little Red Riding Hood Costumes

Here are some cute, little red riding hood costumes, take inspiration from this Gothic fairy tail for Halloween, dress up, go deliver some food to grandma and you never know, you might meet a big bad wolf on the way!

The first is a very cute costume which I think could also be used again. I can see it being altered, and then again as a pin-up costume. All you would need to do is remove the cape, add a some sort of vintage hat, and some vintage style stockings. The second is flirty and sexy, and the fourth is a deeper red and quite gothic, with a long, split side skirt, and long cape. I can imagine this red riding hood loitering amongst the trees in the forest, looking for woodsmen to seduce no doubt.

Red Riding Hood CostumeRed Riding Hood Adult CostumeDark Red Riding Hood Adult Costume

Make Your Own Red Riding Hood Costume

You don’t need to buy a whole red riding hood costume if you have a suitable dress or skirt and shirt to wear at home, red riding hood was not rich, and was just going about her business visiting grandma!
A good dress would be a cotton pinifore dress, or a red skirt, red apron, and white shirt, of course not many of you will be having red capes lying around (what are you super hero’s?) so there is a perfect ready made cape below to complete the red riding hood outfit.

Little Red Riding Hood Cape

This cape can be used with a ready made costume, or use them over a red dress to create your own version.
The cape is a decent red cape in velvet, this one is ground trailing and will certainly get you noticed. A cape like this can be worn with other Halloween outfits too, I am thinking vampire, devil, etc... 

Haunted Nun Costume

 This haunted nun costume gives me the creeps, I love the way the headdress is made to look like it is floating, it really adds to the creepiness of the whole thing.
To get that haunted look, use white or very light foundation or face paint. Use dark eye shadow sparingly to build up shadows around the eyes, and places like the hollows of the cheeks. Use a translucent face powder with a brush to finish and set the make up. Use a very light lipstick, or get really creative and use a white base, with blue lipstick or lip liner around the lips to get a deadly haunted look.
One to scare trick or treaters with as you open the door…

Blood Stained Psycho / Bloody Zombie Costume

Scare the whits out of people with a creepy blood splattered psycho, or zombie Halloween costume, I have picked out some great costumes and accessories for you to complete the psycho look!

You dont even need to buy a costume for this, you can make your own by covering your choice of clothing in splatters of fake blood! I suggest you try out a few techniques on an old sheet or rag first. It might be a good idea to tape down the piece of clothing that you wish to splatter with fake blood, (outside of course,) pour some fake blood into a bowl and get a paintbrush, dip the paintbrush into the blood and flick onto the clothing.

If you want runs and trickles of blood, then hang the clothing up whilst you splatter it. If you want spots and splatters of blood then keep it flat!

Psycho Surgeon Or Nasty Nurse Costume Ideas

Another take on the bloodstained psycho/zombie theme, is the zombie surgeon, nasty nurse, or horrible hospital worker, any nurse or doctor outfit is perfect, but to really get the psycho look you will have to splatter the costume with fake blood. Take inspiration from the dresses in the bloodstained psycho costume section above, some of them have bloody hand prints on them, this kind of thing would be great!
Also any of the accessories in the bloodstained psycho section would be ideal to go with this costume!