I had such a great time creating this costume.
The only items I purchased were a plastic tiara, a bag of small feathers that were pre-dipped in silver glitter and a few bags of the large feathers, all from Michael's and my total was under $20. I did purchase the eye tattoos as well from Etsy here for $4.
The H&M skirt and Elie Tahari pumps I already owned, so I decided they were the best options for the costume. I ended up using an old Victoria's Secret lingerie bustier and decided to sew the large black feathers on that. I had to be strategic in placing them, especially in the chest area. I simply sewed both ends of each feather, one at time. I kept trying it one because it lays so differently on the body then it does on a flat table.
The tiara was a child's size and silver with rhinestones and fur, but I removed the fur and simply covered up the tiara with the small dipped feathers. I sewed these into place too, I prefer sewing over gluing because they end up too flat with glue. The sewing allows them to flutter and move. I then used some black ribbon I had at home and created the arm cuffs by simply sewing four feathers on each one. Then I wrapped them around my wrist and cut off the loose ends. Additionally I took three small feathers, the ones with the prettiest ends and simply pulled off the excess feathers so that only the tips were left on the stem. Once I had my hair in a tight bun, I simply stuck them in, making sure they were secure.
The temporary tattoos around my eyes is something new for me. I really love the way it looks actually. I first did my make-up then put those on last. Then I touched up my eyes to make them more cohesive with the tattoos. I have some photos of the process below.
Wishing you a safe and happy Halloween!