Costumes: Wizards

Costumes: Wizards

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Carrie McBride
Oct 31, 2010

These young wizards have cast a spell over us and we're okay with that. Click the thumbnail photo above to see the whole costume and click through to find out how the costumes were made.

Wizard

aka: Thomas (2)
location: New Orleans, LA
age group: toddler
difficulty level: super easy

materials: Satin, felt, previously owned wand from dollar section at target, gold rope

description: We had just moved to DC, and I had yet to find my sewing machine pedal, so there wasn't much sewing involved. I waited until the very last minute to make his costume, hoping I could find my pedal in time, but I never did and I ended up making it at the last possible minute. I just used fusible seam stuff and whipped up a little gown by tracing some of my sons clothes. It turned out hideously, but when you tie a belt around it, you can't tell too much. The neck was left unfinished because of time constraints, but I figured it was a costume and it wouldn't be used much, so it didn't matter. For his hat, I just used two layers of felt and whip stitched down the side to make a little cone, and then hot glued yellow stars all over it. I made his beard as an after thought as we were walking out the door, and we already had his little wand. Had I thought ahead, I would have made a little trick-or-treat bag that matched his costume, but I made the bag first...oh well. He made a pretty dang cute wizard!
Thanks Kayla!

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Wizard

aka: Gabriel (2)
location: Montijo, portugal
age group: toddler
difficulty level: semi-easy

materials: Purple lining, satin ribbon, sparkly thread, black felt (bat shape), old wizard hat

description: Cut the lining in a cape shape, attach the ribbon on the top, apply the felt bat and make some twirly embroidery with the sparkly thread
Thanks Claudia!

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Wizard

aka: Matthew (6)
location: Philadelphia, PA
age group: child
difficulty level: semi-easy

materials: The robe and collar were made from blue fleece (great to work with because it's non-fraying like felt)and the rope around his waist is cording, found in the decorating section of my fabric store. Matt's wizard hat was made from black felt and the Owl is made of felt scraps.

description: The robe was made using Simplicity pattern #2845 (which is actually for GIRLS!) with the addition of black felt trim to the sleeves and around the bottom. For the collar I used a piece of newspaper and drew a large 6 point star with a hole in the middle. I then cut 2 stars from the blue fleece and sewed them together (this gave the collar some body, so it wasn't so floppy). I cut a length of cording and tied it around the waist. The hat was made like a simple party hat only much taller. I sewed a tube of black felt around the bottom and stuffed it to give it the classic wizard hat feel. Matt then decorated it drawing stars and a moon in glue and covering them in glitter. I cut a simple owl from brown felt, sewed it together and stuffed it. I then glued on feet, feathers, eyes, a beak and scary eyebrows all cut from various colored felt!
Thanks Amanda!

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