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Movie character costumes

Added Jul 28, 2007

by jellybean

North Queensland...






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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    May 11, 2008, 07.24 AMby polychromatin

    Those costumes are really cool, I know a 21-old-boy who would be very jealous of that Jedi-costume ;) My mom also sewed me costumes for carnival when I was a kid and it was great! I think your boys also enjoy it to have thiose special, cool costumes!

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    Aug 1, 2007, 09.58 AMby mirela

    Oh so sweet!

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    Jul 28, 2007, 07.30 AMby benedikta

    That really is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time. Your boys must have been thrilled. Real mini versions of Robin Hood, Jedi and a Peter Pan. I remember my Mother made Cowboy outfits for me and my older sister, mixed out of bought items and self-made ones (she made the heads for our hobbyhorses herself). Up until today, I wonder how she, who never sewed much at all, found it in herself to just grap the needle and come up with those amazing costumes…we had so much fun.

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