The next day I started my mission to finding a costume. At my favorite dime store I found a lacy top, a blue skirt, and a long navy blue wool coat for $3! The coat will need a bit of work but I think it will work well. I went scouring other thrift stores for an old-style umbrella to use with no luck (yet) but I did pick up a carpet bag for $2 that I think will look excellent with a little fake blood and perhaps some zombie 'snacks' inside. My last stop of the day was the dollar store where I picked up a couple severed limbs and some skull for decoration.
At home my sister already owns a sweet pair of old-school looking boots which she is gracious enough to let me borrow and I think I may use this old pair of gloves I have as part of the look (since it WILL be chilly out). Now all I need is a hat, an umbrella, and a ton of fake blood.
Throughout the week I will show you how my costume is coming along!
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