How to make an Old Lady costume
Who doesn’t love a fiesty old lady? Okay, maybe whoever is behind them in the supermarket checkout line and they’re whipping out their checkbook and a cascade of coupons isn’t too fond of them. Play it for laughs with a fun and funny DIY old lady costume that can be worn by guys or gals!
##Things You’ll Need##
* A Gray Old Lady Wig
* Pillow (or padded butt)
* Tissues or socks
* Floral-printed dress (from thrift store)
* Cardigan sweater
* Jewelry (pearls, long chain necklace)
* Rolled stockings
* Orthopedic-type shoes
* Oversized pocketbook
* Ziplock bag
* Yellow food coloring
* Colostomy bag (from drug store or medical supply store
##Putting together your Old Lady costume##
Step 1: Put on your old lady dress purchased from either a thrift store or the sale racks in a department store.
Step 2: Pad your butt with either a fake butt or a pillow underneath your dress. Similarly, you can also stuff the top part of your dress with socks or tissues for that “old lady boobs” effect.
Step 3: Pull on a pair of stockings and roll them down around your calves. Put on a pair of orthopedic-style shoes (they don’t have to be orthopedic, just ugly!)
Step 4: Drape your cardigan sweater over your shoulders and button the top button to hold it in place. Or, you can put the sweater on, too! Add some jewelry like a strand of faux pearls or gold chain.
Step 6: Add some more, fun finishing touches with an oversized handbag. (Remember, old ladies somehow have a never-ending supply of sourballs and hard candies in these purses!) For a gross, yet humorous take, get a colostomy bag from a drugstore or medical supply store and fill it with water and yellow food coloring. Ew!