Currently one of my biggest vice’s is thrift stores! Ironically as a child I didn’t want to be caught dead in one, due to a life altering episode of Who’s the Boss, (if you saw it, you would remember it). Now as a starving artist I thrive in those glorious piles of junk, those misplaced garments and those neglected heaps of trash. Every once in a while I stumble upon a real treasure.
I had no intention spending my day yesterday altering a dress to fit my version of Belle from Beauty and the Beast-but that is what I did. The dress was a prom reject from Macy’s still new with tags still attached, (worth about $400.00), I got it for $25.00. As I perused the rest of the store I found a matching scrap piece of yellow fabric that cost .99 cents for the sleeves. I rummaged in my costume closest at home and found a brown wig, a little sprits here and few boby pins there and wala ! Instant Belle Halloween costume. Sometimes I surprise even myself with my resourcefulness. Feel free to leave a comment if you like. I would love to hear your stories of thrifting.