With a flutter of silk chiffon wings, a dazzling apparition emerges from the shadows to seek her place in the spotlight. Thanks to her platinum-blonde bob wig, flirty feathered lashes, and enigmatic smile, this chic lepidoteran is naturally luminous.
One look at Martha's captivating costume dispels any notion that practicing sorcery means looking like a wicked witch. Here, full-on glamour takes the place of dark robes and a dreary pallor. The result? A powerful enchantress who glimmers from head to toe.
Rotary cutter and cutting mat (or fabric shears)
12 yards 108-inch-wide gold tulle (or 24 yards 42-inch-wide tulle from a specialty fabric store)
Elaborate masks worn at Venice's famed "Carnevale" inspired these avian creations. The long nose on this papier-mache mask becomes a bird's beak, surrounded by crepe-paper plumage in gray or yellow. This mask calls for two types of crepe paper: thick florist crepe paper in gold, and regular (or fine) crepe paper in the remaining colors.
Papier-mache mask, mardigrasoutlet.com
Acrylic paint in a base color (gray or yellow) that matches the feathers to be added, misterart.com
Gold florist crepe paper, black crepe paper, and gray crepe paper, castleintheair.biz and misterart.com
Broad scallop scissors
2 ribbon ties to replace elastic (we used twill tape)