Halloween is just a few days away and just started to make my kids their costume. A while back I asked what my son wanted to be and after being Spinderman or a dinosaur we ended up with Harry Potter. We started watching the movies with them this summer and he really likes them. Our daughter too, so she gets to be Hermine Granger! She has the same attitude, although here in the neighbourhood we have a friend who would be the perfect stand up for that character.
What do we need? Two capes, ties, white button shirts, glasses, wands, brooms!
Starting with the cape, black velvet. No, I do not carry that in my store but found it close to home. Pinterest is THE place to be and then of course also some cosplay forums. I took a basic one and added a hood.
Note - The cape my son is wearing is a bought one, turns out I had bought to little fabric in Mood Designers and there was no time left for me to drive to our closest fabrics/hobbystore in Birmingham AL.
The wands, hm, pretty expensive so again, pinterest and I gave those ideas a change to become our very own designed wands. We need a glue gun and paint oh and yes, of course a basic chop stick. Just round up some glue and hold it the way you want it I would say. There are tutorials that can guide you to make the exact copies but I did not want to put that pressure on me so I did it my way ;-)
oh yes - never ever handled a glue gun in my life! For some reason that was very scary!
While driving from one store to another I was thinking, how awesome would it be if I also give them brooms? I ordered some faux leather and that came on a big cardboard roll. So, I've cut that in half and added brown paper, wide tape for the steel. Then some brown fluffy iron things - still don't know the real name. Glue gunned that with some rope and tataaaa a broom!
The glasses and ties come from the biggest worldwide on line store. No need to name it, you all know which one I am talking about.
My kids, my little geeks, my very own (blond) Harry Potter and (stubborn as ...) Hermione Granger!
Trick or Treat! Here we come!!!!
I love this picture! How the sun is playing around - magic!
Have a great day!