Witch Costume - HELP

Witch Costume - HELP

Post by Paul And Sandy Macnamar » Fri, 18 Oct 1996 04:00:00



My 4 year old daughter has decided to be a witch this year.  An easy
costume to make, but very boring.  I was hoping someone might have an
idea to use fabric paint (to paint a design) or another idea to jazz
up her costume.  I already have made the black dress and cape.  If you
have made a unique witches costume in the past or have any ideas you
think might be helpful I would appreciate it. Thanks - Sandy

 
 
 

Witch Costume - HELP

Post by nancy g » Fri, 18 Oct 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

> My 4 year old daughter has decided to be a witch this year.  An easy
> costume to make, but very boring.  I was hoping someone might have an
> idea to use fabric paint (to paint a design) or another idea to jazz
> up her costume.  I already have made the black dress and cape.  If you
> have made a unique witches costume in the past or have any ideas you
> think might be helpful I would appreciate it. Thanks - Sandy

Hi Sandy,

How about finding some glow-in-the-dark paint and painting stars
and moons and so forth on her pointy hat and cape?  Kids that age
(actually, any age) *ADORE* glow-in-the-dark stuff.

Just don't get too creative ... because you know there will be
some creepy little kid who will tell her "witches aren't SUPPOSED
to look like that!"  (grin)

Nancy G.
let us know what you decide!

 
 
 

Witch Costume - HELP

Post by Diane Patricia Norr » Sat, 19 Oct 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>My 4 year old daughter has decided to be a witch this year.  An easy
>costume to make, but very boring.  I was hoping someone might have an
>idea to use fabric paint (to paint a design) or another idea to jazz
>up her costume.  I already have made the black dress and cape.  If you
>have made a unique witches costume in the past or have any ideas you
>think might be helpful I would appreciate it. Thanks - Sandy

How about if you found a stencil of a ghost or cat or some hallowe'en
characters and hold to material, spread a little fabric glue in the
open area and then sprinkle some silver or gold sparkles. If you can
find a stencil, try a colouring book, cut out the middle around the
lines that we were all taught to colour in, and hold and glue and
sprinkle. You could use fabric paint to do white ghost, orange pumpkin
but don't forget to leave spaces open for eyes. If you have an old pair
of big pierced earrings, poke these through the material for the eyes.
Tape a piece of cotton ball or something on the back to protect her
from the earring back. If she has a witch hat, you can do the earrings
eyes there and therefore won't scratch her.

Actually it's a hard thing to try to describe but I know you get the
picture.

Hope this helps.

Diane

P.S.: Tell you daughter for all from r.c.m. that she's a great lookin'
witch. I better go no, I'm scarred of witches!  Have fun.

 
 
 

Witch Costume - HELP

Post by Nancy Dool » Sat, 19 Oct 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

>Subject: Witch Costume - HELP
>Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 16:59:10 -0700
>My 4 year old daughter has decided to be a witch this year.  An easy
>costume to make, but very boring.  I was hoping someone might have an
>idea to use fabric paint (to paint a design) or another idea to jazz
>up her costume.  I already have made the black dress and cape.  If you
>have made a unique witches costume in the past or have any ideas you
>think might be helpful I would appreciate it. Thanks - Sandy

I'd be tempted to liven it up by spreading that fake spider web stuff across
the shoulders and maybe down the back - then you can hook some small plastic
spiders in it - they'll stay put pretty well.  Put some in her hair, as well.

Also, get some small *** toy lizards and snakes, and sew/fasten those on
the dress or cape in various places.  Decorating or painting something
permanent really isn't "true" to Halloween witches, so I'd opt for sticking
things on that she might use in her magic spells.

(BTW, you're lucky she can still be a witch in these twitty PC days -
practically everything fun is against our local schools' policy around here -
no cowboys, Indians, witches, ethnic costumes of any kind.  The kids have to
make do being cartoon characters or inanimate objects like crayons.  Yuck.  
Glad my kids are grown up.)

Nancy Dooley

"Celebrate our State."  Iowa's Sesquicentennial year, 1846-1996.

 
 
 

Witch Costume - HELP

Post by Tina Men » Sat, 19 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
> I'm decorating my witch's hat with small cheesecloth ghosts.  You cut
> the ghosts in half (lengthwise, please) and glue or sew to the hat. Glue
> little pumpkins or cats into the ghost's arms or at their "feet."  Makes
> a nice 3-D effect.  You could also attach them to the dress--just make
> sure they're in the non-sitting areas.

Sorry, I forgot to mention that these are the ghosts dipped in fabric
stiffener--I guess we'll all be using Elmer's glue now.  After they're
dry, then you cut them in half.
 
 
 

Witch Costume - HELP

Post by Tina Men » Sat, 19 Oct 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

> My 4 year old daughter has decided to be a witch this year.  An easy
> costume to make, but very boring.  I was hoping someone might have an
> idea to use fabric paint (to paint a design) or another idea to jazz
> up her costume.  I already have made the black dress and cape.  If you
> have made a unique witches costume in the past or have any ideas you
> think might be helpful I would appreciate it. Thanks - Sandy

I'm decorating my witch's hat with small cheesecloth ghosts.  You cut
the ghosts in half (lengthwise, please) and glue or sew to the hat. Glue
little pumpkins or cats into the ghost's arms or at their "feet."  Makes
a nice 3-D effect.  You could also attach them to the dress--just make
sure they're in the non-sitting areas.
 
 
 

Witch Costume - HELP

Post by Paula Chavez-Talle » Sat, 19 Oct 1996 04:00:00



Quote:

> My 4 year old daughter has decided to be a witch this year.  An easy
> costume to make, but very boring.  I was hoping someone might have an
> idea to use fabric paint (to paint a design) or another idea to jazz
> up her costume.  I already have made the black dress and cape.  If you
> have made a unique witches costume in the past or have any ideas you
> think might be helpful I would appreciate it. Thanks - Sandy

You might purchase some cheap Halloween novelty items - like large
spiders - and glue them to the brim of her hat. Maybe add some fake
spider webbing. Or, buy some cheap *** toads and snakes and do the
same. You could get very creative and make an entire creepy "tableau."

Also, if she can handle her trick-or-treat bag plus one more item, you
might want to get her a small witch's besom (broom) in case she feels
like "flying." Finally, someone recently posted a recipe here for Karo
face paint - no witch is complete without a green face and a big wart!

 
 
 

Witch Costume - HELP

Post by Chuck Holco » Sun, 20 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:

>(BTW, you're lucky she can still be a witch in these twitty PC days -
>practically everything fun is against our local schools' policy around here -
>no cowboys, Indians, witches, ethnic costumes of any kind.  The kids have to
>make do being cartoon characters or inanimate objects like crayons.  Yuck.  
>Glad my kids are grown up.)

So much for "celebrating our die-versity" eh? Leave it to moronic
***s to take the fun out of holidays for kids.

"God made school boards after he practiced by making idiots."
 -Mark Twain

-
Chuck Holcomb    

An unbreakable toy is useful for breaking other toys...

-  

 
 
 

Witch Costume - HELP

Post by Paula Chavez-Talle » Mon, 21 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


> >(BTW, you're lucky she can still be a witch in these twitty PC days -
> >practically everything fun is against our local schools' policy around here -
> >no cowboys, Indians, witches, ethnic costumes of any kind.  The kids have to
> >make do being cartoon characters or inanimate objects like crayons.  Yuck.
> >Glad my kids are grown up.)

> So much for "celebrating our die-versity" eh? Leave it to moronic
> ***s to take the fun out of holidays for kids.

> "God made school boards after he practiced by making idiots."
>  -Mark Twain

> -
> Chuck Holcomb

> An unbreakable toy is useful for breaking other toys...

> -

Admittedly we're getting a bit off-topic here, Chuck, but I have to say
something in defense of school boards. While I agree with you and Nancy
that the growing nat'l paranoia over Halloween (and other "religious"
holidays) is ridiculous, school boards wouldn't be so reactionary if it
weren't for the very real threat of PARENTS WHO SUE.

Public education is under the gun from every direction, so it's no
wonder that common sense and humor fly out the window when an already
beleaguered school district or staff is faced with yet another ***.
It's not fair to single out teachers and administrators over Halloween
"cutbacks" when the problem is really much larger than just this single
issue. End of diatribe. :^)     -Paula.

 
 
 

Witch Costume - HELP

Post by Paul And Sandy Macnamar » Wed, 23 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


> > My 4 year old daughter has decided to be a witch this year.  An easy
> > costume to make, but very boring.  I was hoping someone might have an
> > idea to use fabric paint (to paint a design) or another idea to jazz
> > up her costume.  I already have made the black dress and cape.  If you
> > have made a unique witches costume in the past or have any ideas you
> > think might be helpful I would appreciate it. Thanks - Sandy

> Hi Sandy,

> How about finding some glow-in-the-dark paint and painting stars
> and moons and so forth on her pointy hat and cape?  Kids that age
> (actually, any age) *ADORE* glow-in-the-dark stuff.

> Just don't get too creative ... because you know there will be
> some creepy little kid who will tell her "witches aren't SUPPOSED
> to look like that!"  (grin)

> Nancy G.
> let us know what you decide!I'm narrowing it down now. I have had a ton of e-mail on the

subject and send many thanks to everyone who has participated
in helping create Katie's costume this year.  
I am going to use orange wool for hair ( a great idea I got
in here). I am either going to glue it directly on to the
inside of her hat or cut long strands and drape them over
her hair and secure it with a bobby pin.
On her dress I've decided to use glitter paint and paint
spider webs around the hem of it.  The hat already has
a spider and web painted on it.
On the cape I will glue on large clear rhinestones.  
She wants to be a yucky witch, so her face will be painted
green with a wart somewhere on it.  
If anyone else has any ideas that might look or work better
than what has been mentioned please feel free to let me know.
The joke of all of this is that I do not have a sewing
machine (nor do I know how to sew very well for that matter)
so the dress and cape are being made with fabric glue.
Thanks again everyone - you guys are great!! Sandy
 
 
 

Witch Costume - HELP

Post by Jonda Eiche » Wed, 23 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Quote:


> >(BTW, you're lucky she can still be a witch in these twitty PC days -
> >practically everything fun is against our local schools' policy around here -
> >no cowboys, Indians, witches, ethnic costumes of any kind.  The kids have to
> >make do being cartoon characters or inanimate objects like crayons.  Yuck.
> >Glad my kids are grown up.)    

   They tried this at our school last year. No indians, cowboys, witches
 or even hobo costumes. But when I went into the school to help with
 the Fall Party (they don't call it Halloween party anymore) it looked
 like most of the parents had ignored this policy. There were a lot
 of hobo's, witch's ect.
    This year we havn't heard anything about the new policies, guess
 they gave up  :)