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How To Projects — Costume

Kitty Cat Costume

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Kitty Cat Costume

Supplies:

  • 6 3/4 yards of tulle (if purchasing tulle by the spool you'll want about 75 yards depending on size of child)
  • Printable pattern for ears
  • 2 pieces of 1” elastic (measure waist and add 2”)
  • 2 Large safety pins
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat or scissors
  • 6 pieces of 24-gauge wire (for tail)
  • Hair clips
  • Gray felt
  • Glue gun and glue
  • Washi Tape
  • 3 yards of boa trim sold by the yard

 

Directions: Read thru before beginning

Skirt

  1. Measure child and pin elastic to fit waist
  2. Cut tulle into about 100 strips 6”x22” (adjust length as desired)
  3. Fold each strip in half, bring loop up thru elastic ring, put ends thru loop, and pull ends down tight securing tulle around elastic. Repeat with half the strips and spread out evenly around elastic.
  4. With second half of strips go back around and attach another strip between each piece but don't pull as tight.
  5. Try on again and adjust elastic as needed and pull tulle apart to stitch elastic and then cover stitching by pushing tulle back in place.

Tail

  1. Wrap the bundle of 6 pieces of wire with washi tape and bend into shape
  2. Using glue gun attach boa trim to wire being careful to not burn fingers, spiral the trim up the wire and glue every 3 inches or so
  3. Determine waist measurement, pin and glue tail between elastic and child's body, take a small piece of felt and glue over trimmed wire to provide more padding for child and to secure tail to elastic (this will be worn around the hips and skirt worn at waist will help tail to stay in position)

Ears

  1. Print pattern and cut 2 out of felt
  2. Glue boa trim around all edges of ear
  3. Take a tuck in the bottom of each ear and glue to secure
  4. Glue each ear to a hair clip

Wrists

Take remaining boa trim and wrap about 10” around each wrist and tuck ends around trim to secure and allow for easy removal

 

 


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      Pineapple Costume & Pumpkin

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      Pineapple Costume & Pumpkin

      Pineapple Costume

      • Yellow t-shirt
      • 2 yards of yellow ribbon for belt
      • Plastic headband
      • Green ribbon to wrap headband
      • 6 sheets of 12×12 card stock
      • Glue gun and glue
      • Printable pattern and scissors
      • Sunglasses

      Pineapple Pumpkin

      • Yellow craft paint
      • Foam brush
      • Sunglasses
      • 6 sheets of 12×12 green card stock
      • Glue gun and glue
      • Printable pattern and scissors
      • Glue Dots®

      Directions for Headband:

      1. Wrap headband in green ribbon; glue as you go.
      2. Print pattern and cut out each pattern piece.
      3. From green card stock cut the following pieces (A-4) (B thru E-6) (F-8) and (G-10).
      4. Begin by taking a 6×12” piece of card stock and roll into a tube that will fit the width of the headband and glue along the 6” side of the strip to hold its tube shape.
      5. Starting with the (A) pieces glue them around the top edge of the tube being sure to space them evenly and about 3/4” inch from the top of the tube.
      6. (B) pieces should be glued about 3/4” below the (A) pieces.
      7. Continue moving down the tube about 3/4” below the prior row (the more pieces in the row will mean they should be closer together and even overlap a bit.
      8. Last row should be at the bottom edge of the tube.
      9. Cut a 1/2×5” piece of green card stock and starting at the back glue the strip to cover the raw edges and give a finished look.
      10. Now use a large amount of glue and attach to headband being sure to hold in place till dry and secure.

      Pumpkin:

      1. On a covered work surface paint pumpkin 2-3 coats until evenly covered and set aside to dry.
      2. Make stem by cutting a 3×12” strip of card stock and roll into a tube that will fit around the existing stem of the pumpkin and stand up straight, when the size is determined glue the 3” side of the strip to the tube to hold its shape.
      3. From green card stock cut the following pieces (C-6) (D-8) (F-8) and (G-12) NOTE: you may want to adjust number and size of leaves according to the size and shape of your pumpkin.
      4. Starting with (C) pieces glue them around the top edge of the tube being sure to space them evenly and about ½-3/4” from the top of the tube.
      5. Continue with remaining pieces as you did for the headband.
      6. Cut a piece of ribbon or card stock to finish the bottom edge of the tube, glue tube in place over the pumpkin stem.
      7. Sunglasses will stay in place with a Glue Dot® at the bottom of each frame.


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      Fairy Costume

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      Fairy Costume

      Fairy and Bag

      Supplies:

      • 3 ¾ yards of 2 different colors (total of 7 ½ yards)
      • 2 yards of ribbon for dress
      • 1 2/3 yards of ribbon for belt
      • 1/2 yard of stretch sequin for belt
      • Fabri-tac™ or needle and thread

      Bag Supplies:

      • Canvas bag (pictured bag was cut down and sewn to smaller size)
      • 1 yard of stretch sequin
      • 4 pieces of green and 3 pieces of yellow tulle (each is 6×54”)
      • Fabri-tac or glue gun and glue

      Directions:

      (Read All Directions Before Starting)
      1. Dress (made for a 3-4 year old uses 22 pieces across the front and 22 across the back)
      2. Cut tulle into 6” wide strips that are 54” long (22 of each color)
      3. Find center of dress ribbon and mark, tie each end to something so you have 12-15” piece of tight ribbon to attach tulle to.
      4. Fold each strip in half, bring loop behind ribbon, put ends thru loop, and pull ends down tight securing tulle around ribbon. Repeat with half the strips and spread out evenly across the ribbon, alternate between the 2 colors.
      5. Leave ribbon space (3-6”) on each side of the 22 pieces to go over the shoulders, continue putting on tulle pieces (11 on each side) for the back.
      6. End of ribbon will come around the back, meet and tie up at the neck
      7. Take the end of each piece of tulle and tie a small knot.
      8. Lay belt ribbon onto covered work surface and glue or stitch sequin trim in place (be sure to glue sequin ends under before beginning so it won't unravel).
      9. Tie belt at waist.

      Bag

      1. Take long edge of tulle and start 6” up from the bottom of the bag, finger gather the tulle and use glue gun to attach as you go, glue every inch or so, be careful not to burn fingers.
      2. Alternate colors of tulle, glue sequin trim in place along tulle gathers and up over handle.

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        This-n-That Costumes

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        This-n-That Costumes

        Supplies for 1 Costume:

        • 24 1/2 yards of tulle (if purchasing tulle by the spool you'll want about 220 yards)
        • 1" elastic (measure waist and add 2")
        • One Piece of white felt
        • Printable Pattern
        • Black Fabric Marker
        • Red t-shirt
        • Large safety pin
        • Rotary cutter and cutting mat or scissors
        • Fabri-Tac™
        • 2/3 of a yard of sequined elastic

        Directions: Read before beginning

        Tutu

        1. Pin elastic to fit waist
        2. Cut tulle into about 200 strips 6”x40” (shown in photo, but can be adjusted as desired)
        3. Fold each strip in half, bring loop up thru elastic ring, put ends thru loop, and pull ends down tight securing tulle around elastic. Repeat with half the strips and spread out evenly around elastic.
        4. With second half of strips go back around and attach another strip between each piece but don't pull as tight.
        5. Try on again and adjust elastic as needed and pull tulle apart to stitch elastic and then cover stitching by pushing tulle back in place. 

        Top

        1. Print pattern.
        2. Place pattern behind white felt and trace with black fabric marker. (CAUTION: be careful to work down the image so that you do not get marker on the side of your hand and ruin the clear image)
        3. Use light table or hold pattern and white felt up to a window to have light come thru.
        4. Allow to dry.
        5. Cut about 1/4” around outside edge of design.
        6. Put t-shirt on to determine placement.
        7. Use Fabri-Tac™ to attach label to shirt, finger press to secure.

        Headband

        1. Fold back raw edge of sequined lace and secure with glue gun or needle and thread.
        2. Wrap around head to determine exact size, add 1”, trim, fold raw edge under, glue and then secure to the other beginning end with needle and thread.

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        Lion Costume

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        Lion Costume

        Supplies:

        • One Skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick™ Yarn
        • Yardstick or Ruler
        • Cardboard
        • Scissors
        • Face Paint

        To Make:

        1. Cut 6 pieces of yarn each 2 yards long.
        2. With all 6 pieces together, tie a knot about 1 inch from the end.
        3. Divide into 3 sections and braid the entire length. Tie a knot 1 inch from the end and set aside.
        4. Cut about 10 pieces of yarn 8" long and set aside.
        5. Create pom poms for the mane. Wrap yarn around 3 fingers (2 1/2") about 12 times. Stop and cut off yarn.
        6. Take one of the pre-cut 8" pieces and put it through the wrapped yarn. Tie in an overhand knot. Slip off fingers and cut to form pom pom. Separate the 2 ties from the pom pom and tie in a knot onto the long braid starting in the center.
        7. Continue making pom poms and tying onto base braid until the entire skein has been used. Lion mane should go from chin over head to other side of chin. Check sizing occasionally as you go and cut more 8" pieces as needed.
        8. Use face paint for lion's nose and whiskers.

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