Added Jul 28, 2007
Dress up costumes – what you can do with one weeks notice. My boys came home from school on Friday and said they were having a dress up disco on the last day of term (one week away). The theme was Movie Characters. With the help of The Australian Womens Weekly Craft Library “Dress-Ups & Parties” book and a vintage Enid Gilchrist “Fancy Dress” book and a bit of imagination, these are the costumes I was able to come up with. Parts of the costumes were purchased items.For the Jedi knight, we used a karate outfit tucked into rubber boots. I made the tabard out an old sheet, and the robe from some brown woven material.
Peter Pan’s tunic and hat was from green felt. Felt was quick because there was no edge finishing. I made a belt from some green woven material from my stash. He wore green tack suit pants I purchased from Target for $3.00, because I had run out of time.
Robin Hood also had a felt tunic and hat cut from the same patterns as for Peter Pan. Only the bottom edge differs from Peter Pan’s, and the front has a lace up opening. His undershirt was from the same green woven material from my stash that I used for PP’s belt. He also wore tracksuit pants (dark green) because of the time factor. His quiver was from the same felt as the tunic, stitched onto a band made from the dark brown leftover from the Jedi’s robe. This band had loops to slide a leather belt through.
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