How to make an Old Lady costume

posted by Lana417 on (6 years, 11 months ago)

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
  • Granny glasses
  • 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
  • Water
  • 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 5: Put on your gray old lady wig and granny glasses.

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!

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