Sunday, October 25, 2009

Magical Halloween

Ever wonder what the heck you are going to do with those graduation gowns hanging in your closet? Well I made mine and the hubs into wizard costumes for Halloween.

It was fairly easy. I bit time consuming, but easy. I cut out star and moon shapes from felt. On mine (purple) I sewed them randomly all over the gown. On the hubs (black) I sewed them down the front, right over top of the zipper. This makes it so the zipper no longer works. So check that the person can slip it over their head without unzipping it.

As for the hats, I cut out a basic cone shape using poster board and this tutorial. After forming them into a cone shape I rolled the cone along a piece of news paper, tracing it to make a pattern for the cover. I used fleece to cover the hats. At first I used cotton to cover the hubs, but the fabric laid wonky. The fleece stretches and fits nicely around the cone. I added a strip filled with polyfill to the bottom for a brim.

Magoo was a dragon, hence having wizard parents. Happy Halloween everyone!

Magical Family

Dragon Magoo

P.S. I got the dragon costume at Old Navy. Unfortunately you just can't make a costume like that for $20


Jana and Christopher said...

Too cute! Way to get creative with the gowns.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Your son is a very cute dragon. Great use of a graduation gown. I never would have thought of that!

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

I think this was verry clever of you! How fun.