Introduction: DIY Homemade Candy Crush Girl Character Costume
I looked online and couldn't find a singe Candy Crush costume. I thought this would be a great addition to my costume store. The materials I used were; 1/2 yard cream colored fleece, black and white foam, 2 yards pink fabric, 1/2 yard yellow fleece, pink ribbon, photo paper and lots of hot glue. I had a lot of the items already so I'm not sure of the total cost, I would guess still under $10. Hope you enjoy, thanks. www.JJsHalloweenOutlet.com
Step 1: Body -Paper Mache and Cardboard
I used a punch balloon and covered it with several layers of paper mache. Let it dry overnight. I then rolled the cardboard so it would curve and glued it to the outside of the 1/2 balloon papermache head. Cut the eyes and arm holes. Make sure it fits and you can see well before going any further.
Step 2: Character Dress
I did the dress in 2 parts. The top is just one strip of fabric. The bottom is a larger and longer strip of fabric and I sewed the top to the bottom gathering it as I went so it would flare out. I printed strips of the Candy Crush game out on photo paper and glued them around the bottom hem of the skirt. This is easier to do before the dress is on the body.
Step 3: Dress Continued
I glued the waist of the dress to the body and just pinned the top until I got the head done. I glued the Candy Crush strips on after I glued the dress to her, way easier to do before hand though (FYI). I then used 2 coat hangers and inserted them into the bottom hem to make it appear fuller.
Step 4: Hair and Eyes
I used the cream colored fleece cut into 1/4's. Cut to a point at the end of each of the four strips and then sew them all together to get the curvy shape. I used strips of yellow fleece for the hair and braided it on each side. I also too part of a coat hanger and glued yellow fleece around it. Glued this to the head and the braid to the fleece covered wire to hold the braids out. The eyes are white foam, the bottom half I painted light blue with a fabric hardener/ blue food coloring mixture. After it dried I glued a sheer black fabric to it and then glued the whole thing to the head. I used a strip of foam for the mouth too. Kinda ran out of room, I would like to have had more room for the face.
Step 5: Finishing Touches
I used pink ribbon to stripe her dress with and trim the top. I used red felt for the bow and glued a Candy Crush print out on it as well. The cheeks and nose are foam I just hand cut into ovals. The collar is also foam. I glued 2 buttons on. I also added the wispy hairs on both sides of the head. They are yellow fleece with fabric hardener, let dry and glued on.
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