So, I ended up making the birthday cake costume cause I found the prefect skirt for it for $3. (click the pics to see a bigger version)
Tank -$1 (after my Goodwill college ID discount!!!!!)
Headband- I used one I had but you can get a pack of 3 for around $4 at Walmart (so about $1.30 per headband)
White Opaque Tights-$5
Iron on Transfer paper- I used the transfer paper because I found a pack at home (it's about $8 for 6 sheets at Walmart) but you could also paint the words on which is what I had originally planned on doing.
As you can see thanks to using some things that I already had I was able to stay well with in my $10-$20 range = ) I still trying to figure out what earings, bracelets, and necklaces I'm going to wear with it. Also I'm not sure if I want to wear no gloves, long white gloves, or short lace gloves.
For the top all I did was type out "Happy Birthday" in photoshop, flip the image, and print it onto the transfer paper. My original plan (before I found the transfer paper) was to use good old acrylic paint and just paint the words on. Either way it's the same level of easiness it just depends on what you happen to have one hand = )
The hardest part of this costume was the candle crown! I got so pissed at it I finally just gave it to my dad and told him to "make it work" -lol- and some how he did. So I'm sorry but I can't give exact instructions on how it was made. I'm pretty sure it involved at least 3 types of glue and sandpaper -lol-
My biggest find of this whole outfit was that skirt I already have plans to use it next year too! It's saying wear we with a Southern Belle or Marie Antoinette costume!!!!!
So what do you think?? (I'll post pics of me in it once I get back from vaca)