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

* 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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