This year for Halloween, teachers at my school were invited to dress up as a storybook character. I chose to dress up as the Grouchy Ladybug! I made a knee-length red tulle skirt (using ribbon and about 16 yards of red tulle, cut into strips and tied in knots around the ribbon waistband). Then, I cut out ladybug spots from black felt. I safety-pinned the spots to the skirt.
Then, I bought $3.00 antennae and wings from a Dollar General store. I wore a short-sleeved cowl-neck black cashmere sweater and a red pencil skirt under the ladybug skirt. It was a hit! Here is the final result: