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Fiona's Pop Diva Halloween Costume

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Fiona's Pop Diva Halloween Costume Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

This Pop Diva costume was designed to be worn by an adorable shih tzu named Fiona for Artbeads.com's Halloween pet fashion show. Fiona's costume was inspired by a denim outfit that pop star Lady Gaga sported onstage for a performance but feel free to take inspiration from your favorite pop diva.

Step one:
To create this costume, we purchased a child's dress from a second hand store as well as tulle, a mask and Mod Podge from a craft store. To save time with the alterations, try to find a dress that is close to the size of your dog. We sewed most of this costume but, depending on your sewing skills, you may choose to simply use hot glue instead. First, shorten the length of the dress to fit and cut a scoop into the front of the dress to leave room for your dog's legs to move freely. Save the leftover fabric, you will use it to make additions to the costume.

Step two:
Use leftover fabric to construct the wings. Cut two triangle-shaped pieces, for each wing, and sew two sides together. Stuff the wings with batting and sew them shut. Next, sew the wings onto the back of the dress. Cut haphazard pieces of leftover fabric and glue them over the seams where the wings connect to the dress.

Step three:
To create the mask, cut more haphazard pieces of leftover fabric. Paint a layer of Mod Podge over the mask and cover the mask with the fabric pieces. Paint another layer of Mod Podge over the fabric and allow it to dry. Trim any fabric that obstructs the eye-holes. For the ties, punch two holes, on each side of the mask. You will want the ties to be positioned in front of and behind each ear. String a 20-inch piece of 3/8-inch white organza ribbon through both holes on each side. Next, fold a 20x4-inch piece of tulle in half. Gather the tulle along one edge and sew or glue it to a piece of ribbon. Glue the ribbon onto the back of the mask, near the left edge.

Step four:
We used a jewel setter and Gem-Tac permanent adhesive to glue the rhinestones to both the dress and mask. Our dress had buttons down the front which we covered with 14mm Swarovski chessboard circle crystal flatbacks. We also covered a logo on the front of the dress with fabric scraps and a flower design made of four 8mm Swarovski teardrop crystal flatbacks alternating with four 10mm Swarovski rhombus crystal flatbacks with a 14mm chessboard circle flatback in the middle. We glued a wide variety of Swarovski crystal flatbacks on the shoulders and back of the dress as well as on the wings and along the bottom hem of the dress. We also glued several rhinestones in an interlocking fashion to cover one half of the mask. We used the following styles of Swarovski flatbacks in crystal: chessboard circle, rose, teardrop, cosmic baguette, cosmic delta, wing, rhombus and square.

Be sure to check out our Halloween Dog Fashion Show Video to see all the fun our dogs had while wearing these costumes!
Estimated time: 3 hours (plus drying & sewing time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
3/8-inch organza ribbon-white by the foot (R38-WHITE)
Knotting tweezers (TOOL-112)
Jewel setter 2 pack (TOOL-170)
Gem-Tac permanent adhesive (GEMTAC)
List of Components:
Swarovski 2035 10mm chessboard circle flatback crystal (2035-CRY10, qty 9)
Swarovski 2035 14mm chessboard circle flatback crystal (2035-CRY14, qty 1)
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION rose flatback crystal (2058-CRY12, qty 22)
Swarovski 2058 SS20 XILION rose flatback crystal (2058-CRY20, qty 32)
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION rose flatback crystal (2058-CRY9, qty 21)
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION rose flatback crystal (2058-CRY7, qty 3)
Swarovski 2493 10mm chessboard flatback crystal (2493-CRY10, qty 6)
Swarovski 2300 8mm teardrop flatback crystal (2300-CRYS8, qty 7)
Swarovski 2555 15mm cosmic baguette flatback crystal (2555-CRY15, qty 3)
Swarovski 2720 12.5mm cosmic delta crystal (2720-CRY12, qty 5)
Swarovski 2770 16mm wing flatback crystal (2770-CRY16, qty 6)
Swarovski 2720 9mm cosmic delta crystal (2720-CRY9, qty 5)
Swarovski 2520 14mm cosmic flatback crystal (2520-CRY14, qty 3)
Swarovski 2709 13mm rhombus flatback crystal (2709-CRY13, qty 8)
Swarovski 2493 8mm chessboard flatback crystal (2493-CRY8, qty 4)
Swarovski 2400 6mm square flatback crystal (2400-CRYS6, qty 4)
Swarovski 2555 12mm cosmic baguette flatback crystal (2555-CRY12, qty 3)
Swarovski 2709 10mm rhombus flatback crystal (2709-CRY10, qty 4)
Swarovski 2520 20mm cosmic flatback crystal (2520-CRY20, qty 2)
Swarovski 2400 4mm square flatback crystal (2400-CRYS4, qty 14)
Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION rose flatback crystal (2058-CRY16, qty 33)
Swarovski 2058 SS30 XILION rose flatback crystal (2058-CRY30, qty 22)
Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION rose flatback crystal (2058-CRY34, qty 20)
Swarovski 2720 7.5mm cosmic delta crystal (2720-CRY7, qty 4)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 2200 8mm navette flatback crystal (2200-CRYS8)
Swarovski 2797 10mm diamond leaf flatback crystal (2797-CRY10)
Swarovski 4759 28mm cosmic flatback crystal (4759-CRY28)
Swarovski 4787 27mm divine rock flat fancy stone crystal (4787-CRY27)
Swarovski 4787 19mm divine rock flat fancy stone crystal (4787-CRY19)

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Swarovski 2035 10mm Chessboard Circle Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2035 10mm Chessboard Circle Flatback Crystal
Code: 2035-CRY10
Diameter 10mm, Total Height 2.25mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.21 $0.96$1.09 $0.87$0.97 $0.77
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Swarovski 2035 14mm Chessboard Circle Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2035 14mm Chessboard Circle Flatback Crystal
Code: 2035-CRY14
Diameter 14mm, Total Height 3mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.92 $1.53$1.72 $1.37$1.56 $1.24
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Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2058 SS12 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Code: 2058-CRY12
Diameter 3-3.2mm, Total Height 1.25mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.08 $0.06$0.07 $0.05$0.06 $0.04
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Swarovski 2058 SS20 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2058 SS20 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Code: 2058-CRY20
Diameter 4.6-4.8mm, Total Height 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.13 $0.10$0.11 $0.08$0.10 $0.08
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Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2058 SS9 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Code: 2058-CRY9
Diameter 2.5-2.7mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.07 $0.05$0.06 $0.04$0.05 $0.04
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Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2058 SS7 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Code: 2058-CRY7
Diameter 2.1-2.3mm, Total Height 1mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.07 $0.05$0.06 $0.04$0.05 $0.04
Qty>
Swarovski 2493 10mm Chessboard Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2493 10mm Chessboard Flatback Crystal
Code: 2493-CRY10
Length 10mm, Width 10mm, Total Height 3mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.51 $1.20$1.37 $1.09$1.23 $0.98
Qty>
Swarovski 2300 8mm Teardrop Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2300 8mm Teardrop Flatback Crystal
Code: 2300-CRYS8
Length 8mm, Width 4.5-4.75mm, Total Height 1.75-2mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.46 $0.36$0.41 $0.32$0.37 $0.29
Qty>
Swarovski 2555 15mm Cosmic Baguette Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2555 15mm Cosmic Baguette Flatback Crystal
Code: 2555-CRY15
Length 15mm, Width 5mm, Total Height 3mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.72 $1.37$1.53 $1.22$1.39 $1.11
Qty>
Swarovski 2720 12.5mm Cosmic Delta Crystal
Swarovski 2720 12.5mm Cosmic Delta Crystal
Code: 2720-CRY12
Length 11-12mm, Total Height 3.5-3.75mm 
1-910-1920+
$2.00 $1.60$1.80 $1.44$1.62 $1.29
Qty>
Swarovski 2770 16mm Wing Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2770 16mm Wing Flatback Crystal
Code: 2770-CRY16
Length 16mm, Width 9mm, Total Height 3.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.38 $1.90$2.14 $1.71$1.92 $1.53
Qty>
Swarovski 2720 9mm Cosmic Delta Crystal
Swarovski 2720 9mm Cosmic Delta Crystal
Code: 2720-CRY9
Length 8-9mm, Total Height 3mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.29 $1.03$1.15 $0.92$1.05 $0.84
Qty>
Swarovski 2520 14mm Cosmic Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2520 14mm Cosmic Flatback Crystal
Code: 2520-CRY14
Length 13.5-14mm, Width 9.5mm, Total Height 4mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.76 $1.40$1.60 $1.28$1.43 $1.14
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Swarovski 2709 13mm Rhombus Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2709 13mm Rhombus Flatback Crystal
Code: 2709-CRY13
Length 13mm, Width 8mm, Total Height 3.5mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.31 $1.04$1.17 $0.93$1.05 $0.84
Qty>
Swarovski 2493 8mm Chessboard Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2493 8mm Chessboard Flatback Crystal
Code: 2493-CRY8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm, Total Height 2.25-2.5mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.09 $0.87$0.99 $0.79$0.89 $0.71
Qty>
Swarovski 2400 6mm Square Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2400 6mm Square Flatback Crystal
Code: 2400-CRYS6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm, Total Height 2-2.25mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.38 $0.30$0.34 $0.27$0.31 $0.24
Qty>
Swarovski 2555 12mm Cosmic Baguette Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2555 12mm Cosmic Baguette Flatback Crystal
Code: 2555-CRY12
Length 12mm, Width 4mm, Total Height 2mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.11 $0.88$0.99 $0.79$0.89 $0.71
Qty>
Swarovski 2709 10mm Rhombus Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2709 10mm Rhombus Flatback Crystal
Code: 2709-CRY10
Length 9.75-10mm, Width 5.75-6mm, Total Height 2.75mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.93 $0.74$0.83 $0.66$0.74 $0.59
Qty>
Swarovski 2520 20mm Cosmic Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2520 20mm Cosmic Flatback Crystal
Code: 2520-CRY20
Length 19.75-20mm, Width 14mm, Total Height 5.75-6mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.34 $2.67$2.98 $2.38$2.68 $2.14
Qty>
Swarovski 2400 4mm Square Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2400 4mm Square Flatback Crystal
Code: 2400-CRYS4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm, Total Height 1.25mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.20 $0.16$0.18 $0.14$0.15 $0.12
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2058 SS16 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Code: 2058-CRY16
Diameter 3.8-4mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.09 $0.07$0.08 $0.06$0.07 $0.05
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS30 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2058 SS30 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Code: 2058-CRY30
Diameter 6.32-6.5mm, Total Height 2.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.26 $0.20$0.23 $0.18$0.21 $0.16
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2058 SS34 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal
Code: 2058-CRY34
Diameter 7.06-7.27mm, Total Height 3mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.31 $0.24$0.28 $0.22$0.25 $0.20
Qty>
Swarovski 2720 7.5mm Cosmic Delta Crystal
Swarovski 2720 7.5mm Cosmic Delta Crystal
Code: 2720-CRY7
Length 6.5-7mm, Total Height 2-2.25mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.91 $0.72$0.83 $0.66$0.74 $0.59
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 2200 8mm Navette Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2200 8mm Navette Flatback Crystal
Code: 2200-CRYS8
Length 8mm, Width 4mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.45 $0.36$0.40 $0.32$0.36 $0.28
Qty>
Swarovski 2797 10mm Diamond Leaf Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 2797 10mm Diamond Leaf Flatback Crystal
Code: 2797-CRY10
Length 10mm, Width 4.5-4.75mm, Total Height 1.5-2mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.35 $1.08$1.21 $0.96$1.09 $0.87
Qty>
Swarovski 4759 28mm Cosmic Flatback Crystal
Swarovski 4759 28mm Cosmic Flatback Crystal
Code: 4759-CRY28
Length 28mm, Width 24mm, Total Height 7.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$5.47$4.92$4.42
Qty>
Swarovski 4787 27mm Divine Rock Flat Fancy Stone Crystal
Swarovski 4787 27mm Divine Rock Flat Fancy Stone Crystal
Code: 4787-CRY27
Length 27mm, Width 19mm, Total Height 9mm 
1-23-56+
$9.49 $7.59$8.59 $6.87$7.79 $6.23
Qty>
Swarovski 4787 19mm Divine Rock Flat Fancy Stone Crystal
Swarovski 4787 19mm Divine Rock Flat Fancy Stone Crystal
Code: 4787-CRY19
Length 19mm, Width 14mm, Total Height 6mm 
1-34-78+
$6.39 $5.11$5.69 $4.55$5.09 $4.07
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

3/8-Inch Organza Ribbon-White by the Foot
3/8-Inch Organza Ribbon-White by the Foot
Code: R38-WHITE
Width 3/8 inches 
1-4950-99100+
$0.34$0.30$0.27
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Knotting Tweezers
Knotting Tweezers
Code: TOOL-112
4.5 Inches 
Sale Price: $3.42
Price: $4.28
Qty>
The Beadsmith Jewel Setter 2 pack
The Beadsmith Jewel Setter 2 pack
Code: TOOL-170
Sale Price: $1.98
Price: $2.48
Qty>
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive
Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive
Code: GEMTAC
3.7 fl oz 
1-23-56+
$14.99 $11.99$12.99 $10.39$11.39 $9.11
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