This Halloween, I decided to dress up as the Morton Salt Girl.
Not just any Morton Salt Girl, but the 1956 version.
I had a pretty easy time putting together most of the costume, except for the yellow dress. I searched and searched for a dress. The one I finally found wasn’t exactly what I wanted, but it worked. Here’s what I used to put together my costume.
A few things I bought:
- $13.32 yellow umbrella from Amazon
- $4.99 yellow dress from Goodwill
- $1.49 white Merona tights from Goodwill (I buy all my tights brand-new in the Goodwill $1.49 bin)
- $8 yellow socks from American Apparel
- $13.12 white Isotoner slippers from Amazon
A few things I had:
- White skirt
- White elastic headband
- A canister of salt
- Fishing line
To make the salt canister, I printed out two copies of the Morton Salt girl logo. (You can download a high-resolution version of the image here. Be sure to use landscape layout when you print the image.) Then, I removed the existing label from my salt canister. I used a hot glue gun to attached the logo to each side of the canister. For a final touch, I hot glued some fishing line to the spout to resemble salt pouring out of the canister.
White Mary Janes were expensive, not to mention that I probably wouldn’t wear them again. Instead I bought some Isotoner slippers and created my own Mary Janes. I took a white elastic headband, cut it in half and sewed each half into a loop. I simply placed the loops around each of my feet and put on the slippers – instant Mary Janes.
My dress needed some volume, so I used an old white eyelet skirt as a crinoline. It was just the right length to peek out, so I think it worked pretty well.
Overall, the costume was inexpensive and got a good response. I can re-use most of the items, so that’s nice too. We had a great time at the party on Saturday and I am looking forward to dressing up again tomorrow for the trick-or-treaters.