My husband has somehow mastered the technique of an easy-to-make yet effective Halloween costumes (see past examples). And he’s nailed it again this year with this handmade 1 hour wizard costume to go along with my dragon costume.
Wizard Costume Materials
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- graduation gown
- floral wire
- fabric (we used landscaping fabric)
- faux mustache
- wizard beard
Wizard Costume: Robe
I sewed a shimmery ribbon onto the graduation gown around the neck and down the front as well as around the arm holes.
Wizard Costume: Hat
My husband specifically requested his wizard hat to have a unique shape. He formed the round brim of the wizard hat with floral wire. These were then connected crosswise with more wire and duct-taped onto a baseball cap. From there he created the cone shape and secured the sharp ends with duct tape.
We wanted the hat to be made of lightweight fabric and happened to have a large roll of landscaping fabric. To cover the hat I traced the round shape of the brim and cut 2 pieces of fabric into a donut shape. I sewed around the perimeter and flipped inside out.
I covered the cone shape with fabric and roughly traced the shape. This was sewn together as a cone and flipped inside out. The cone shape was then sewn to the inner circle of one of the brim pieces. The whole shape slipped over the wizard hat cone and over the brim. We had to squish the wire hat frame into the fabric but it easily reformed. Some additional sewing helped keep the brim flat and in one piece.
The floral wire was great for this wizard hat because it’s so pliable and the hat could be bent into any desired shape.
Wizard Costume Accessories
- crystal ball
He makes an excellent wizard doesn’t he?