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Friday, October 16, 2015

Young Maleficent Halloween Costume!

 Young Maleficent Halloween Costume!
 Here's a great costume for a teen or tween!
My daughter was perfect for this part!

 Here's Maleficent from the movie
To make the horns I used FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam
and I bought their Styro Cutter Plus too.

It plugs in and melts the Styrofoam as it slices through it!
 I drew the pattern on the 2 inch foam.
I used the heat cutter to cut the foam.
 Start by blocking it out...
 and carving it down...
 I also used this serrated cutter...it does faster than the hot cutter,
but is dustier and makes that hideous Styrofoam squeak sound!
 Once the horns are carved...
 I used this Smooth Finish and coated the horns with my fingers.
 Let them dry completely.
 I spray painted them black and then misted over them in brown.
 Then I cut a piece of brown felt and hot glued the edge over.
 Then hot glued the felt to the horns, leaving half of the felt hanging off the horn.
 Then cut the felt into tabs and hot glued them onto a headband.
(note: do not use a plastic headband, it will melt it into a non-headband shape)
 I had to replace ours with metal.
Let's make those glorious wings!
For wings just like mine (adult sized) you will need:
2 pieces of Foam Core posterboard (from Dollar Tree)
8 sheets of brown fun foam (from Hobby Lobby)
400 brown feathers
Poly Plastic
Hot glue/gun
Hot knife/wood burner with x-acto blade attachment

I used a pencil and sketched out the basic pattern for the wings.
It's very rough.
 Then I used my hot knife and cut the foam.
You must use a hot knife, x-acto's alone will not cut the foam
 inside well enough and it will be a disaster.
Then flip over the wing and trace it onto the other piece of foam board.
 Hot glue 2 of the pieces of brown fun foam onto the foam core...
then trim off the excess.
I pieced in a bit of the excess foam and hot glued it to the foam board higher up.
This way I could maximize my foam.
Then turn over and repeat.
 Leaving about 4 inches of the tips white
just like the horns!
 Next I hot glued 100 feathers onto each section.
I knew it wouldn't be enough feathers to fill the area, so I placed them in clusters sporadically.
 I clipped off as much as the quill stick as I could...some of them were really long!
 And placed them like so...
 Covering the top section by the horns pretty thickly.
 Then I used Polly Plastics Moldable Plastic.

I love this stuff--I use this so much!
You just heat up water in a glass jar for a couple minutes, until boiling.
Then pour in the pellets.  They will turn clear, melt together and become moldable!
Then scoop the plastic out with a spoon.
The plastic can be hot, but not as hot as the water...so be careful.
Then mold the plastic around the foam board to make these big, beautiful, round horned tips!
Let it dry completely.
Next I poked holes in the wings and laced black elastic through them.
Lace them up tight!
Next add some elastics for arm loops and tada!


Click here for the Black Leather Maleficent Costume!

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