So, I love to create Halloween costumes out of clothes and accessories that can be made and gathered without a ton of money or trouble. This costume, however, is not one of those costumes. This hedgehog dress was a project my senior year in college for an Experimental Design course. It was all sorts of trouble to make, but it ended up JUST. SO. CUTE.
The reason this was such a tricky project, is because the entire spiked back is created out of one HUUUUUUUGE piece of fabric. I bought a long yardage of super-duper-extra-wide fabric and marked out a grid of big circles. Then I put in a bunch of darts that pointed at the centers of each circle. After 800 gazillion hours of darting up this HUUUUUUGE piece of fabric, I stuffed the spikes and finished the dress! Tada! This guy used up a LOT of fabric, so it’s quite heavy.
(Note: This post is not intended to be a tutorial on how to create a spiked hedgehog dress. The project was for Experimental Design class, which means I most definitely experimented with the design. I am POSITIVE it could be improved if I ever wanted to go back to it. Which I don’t. At least not yet. So, no tutorial for now, but here’s some more CUTE HEDGIE PICS!)