Trashion on the Runway: Upcycled Fashion Inspiration

bird costume
This colorful bird costume might be my favorite from all of the shows. Those sweet feathers on her arms are cut from Victoria’s secret bags, and I am in love with the layered tissue paper tutu! The whole thing is just so magical.

It looks like the feathers on her arms are pinned onto those elbow-length gloves, but you could also hand sew them on to make things a bit more sturdy. The tutu looks simple enough, as well – you’d just gather whatever paper you chose onto a ribbon or elastic waist band.

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[All photos Creative Commons via Nic’s Events.]

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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