To make a realistic costume beard, apply crepe hair from a costume shop to the face with adhesive. Less realistic beards, especially for use in children's costumes or programs, can be made with cotton balls or yarn.Continue Reading
Crepe hair is actually wool that has been dyed and worked to look like hair. The product, which is often around 12-inches long, can be purchased from some craft shops, ordered online or bought in costume shops. Costumers trim the wool to the desired beard length before applying it to the face with costuming glue. Before applying any item to the face, it's important to shave the area cleanly, as later removal of the adhesive can pull at hairs.
For a quick beard for a child's costume, cut a triangle from a piece of cardstock or construction paper. The triangle should be the size of the desired beard. Cover the triangle with cotton balls. Punch holes in the upper two corners of the triangle and tie yarn or ribbon through the holes. Use the ribbon to tie the beard onto the child's face. For a more complete look, add a mustache-shaped strip on top of the beard, attaching it at the ends to the beard while leaving room for the child's mouth to show through.Learn more about Sewing
Making a grasshopper costume takes approximately one hour and requires the following materials: green pajamas or sweat suit, six 12-inch by 18-inch sheets of green craft foam, fabric glue, hot glue, a headband or hat, two green pipe cleaners and face paint. The keys to a successful grasshopper costume are the wings and the hind legs, so devote extra care to those parts.Full Answer >
Moleskin refers to the silky fur of a mole that is used for fabric and medical adhesive pads. Moleskin is a heavy cotton fabric and is identified by its softness. It is used for windproof clothing and also in film productions to suggest nudity. Moleskins are not made from an actual mole’s skin. British manufacturers are the most notable manufacturers of moleskin.Full Answer >
Make your own Peppermint Patty costume from a short-sleeved green polo shirt with vertical stripes, a dark pair of shorts and a pair of brown or green sandals. Peppermint Patty, the tomboy character in the Peanuts gang, wears shorts and sandals in just about every season.Full Answer >
To create a spandex superhero costume you need a spandex top and bottom or a one-piece spandex suit, cloth to create the superhero logo, a pair of scissors, and glue or sewing material. Decide which superhero you would like to be, design the superhero logo, create the spandex suit, apply the superhero logo and add accessories if desired. The entire process takes approximately 60 minutes.Full Answer >