Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Vanellope Von Schweetz Costume: Part 3

Happy Halloween everyone!!  Here's the final piece of my costume that I actually did myself.  (Other pieces are a brown skirt and green and white stockings I had/bought as is) For Part 1 & 2 of my costume blog post check them out here:

Vanellope Von Schweetz Costume Part 1
Vanellope Von Schweetz Costume Part 2

My $7 find at Good Will.  $7 is actually a bit pricey for a frugal unemployed person like me, but I figured it's not going to be just a costume.  It's going to be an investment for winter so it's not bad.  Love love love the color.  I was so excited when I saw this on the rack at Good Will.

It took me 2 evenings to pull the stitching off the GAP letters but it was well worth it!  After a good wash the sweater is good to go.

Pulled out some ribbon that I had and sewed it on and all done!

Final costume picture of everything to come shortly!  Putting everything on right now to get ready for the trick or treaters to come by tonight.


UPDATE: I used a seam ripper to pull the stitching off of the GAP letters.  Just flip the sweater inside out and start "ripping" the threads.  The front lettering will come loose as you rip more stitches off.  Alternate between ripping the stitches on the inside and the outside but be careful not to rip the actual sweater.  Hope that helps.


  1. How did you get the gap lettering off?

  2. I flipped the sweater inside out and used a seam ripper (typically found in sewing kits) to rip through the thread. You'll have to slowly pull the lettering off as you cut the thread off. There will be thread holes visible but after it's washed the holes weren't as visible anymore. Sorry I didn't take any pictures of the process I was so excited to get started on the costume I forgot to pull out my camera during the process.

  3. Thanks! I'm taking my daughter to Disney in January and she wants to dress as vanellope. I found the same exact gap shirt but for girls. Crazy conquicidence!

  4. You're welcome! I'm glad I could help out. :)

  5. Ahh, trying to find the exact shade of hoodie q.q I have minty green skinny jeans, and a brown shirt that isn't plain.. but it had candy looking things on it.. & I have close enough shoes, and hair is easy for me... just need the hoodie, but can't find it anywhere....