February 5, 2011

Harry Potter Costume

My son looks like Harry Potter.  
Wherever we go people mention it!  Recently, he was invited to be the guest of honor at a "Hogwarts" themed birthday party.  So, I had to come up with a quick costume.  I don't have a full tutorial for you, but just wanted to show the cloak and wand that I made for him.
The cloak was cut from a king size flat sheet.  It's the shape of a basic graduation gown with a long pointed hood.  I added three hook and eyes to close it.  And a crest school patch.  
Pretty good for an afternoon's work and only $4 spent for the crest!
The wand was made from a tree branch that I sanded and then wrapped the handle part in yarn.  The rest of it I varnished and painted gold dimensional paint squiggles and dots on it.  
I think he looks magical and the kids at the party loved it!