How do you follow up the Kidnapped Mermaid Costume?
My friend, Pandy627, came up with another great idea for a sexy and impressive costume this year: Genie on a Flying Carpet.

This costume not only looks great, it's also very easy and quick to make. We were able to put the whole thing together in under 4 hours and so can you!

Step 1: What you"ll need

You might be able to find many of these items already in your possession.

From the thrift store or the back of  your closet:
silky pajama pants (you'll need to cut these so pick a pair you won't want to wear again)
-gold shoes
-nylons or tights (doesn't matter if they have holes)
-genie top (we were lucky to have a friend willing to lend her belly dancing top, but a snazzy bra would work just as well)
-gold bling like a belt, bangles and big earrings.

From the dollar store:
-small gravy boat
-clip on pony tail hair piece
-sheet of foam core (you could use cardboard instead)
-coat hanger

From the fabric store:
-magic carpet fabric (you might be able to find an actual carpet to use instead but it will likely be heavier and may not be as easy to work with)
-tassel trim
-cheap black fabric to cover base
-fabric to line the underside of the carpet (we used gold lamé)
-batting and stuffing

From the hardware store:
-chicken wire
-gold spray paint
-casters (only if your walker doesn't already have wheels)
-2 bamboo garden stakes
-duct tape

From craigslist or your parents'/grandparents' garage:
-walker (we were lucky to find an unwanted walker for free but if you can't get a walker a rolling bar cart or anything else that's hip height and on wheels would work)

-wire cutters
-X-Acto knife
-sewing machine (or needle and thread)
-glue gun and glue
-measuring tape or ruler

<p>this costume is really good </p>
<p>Awesome costume! On another note, you may have accidentally discovered that putting stuffing in nylons creates some disgusting looking fake legs. Haha!</p>
<p>Amazing costume and good work</p>
That's great! I've done one similar for a mermaid costume! PVC pipes and caster work if you can't find a walker or cart!
Your costumes are great, and you're just so darned pretty too!
cool costume but kind of freaky.... the folded legs freak me out for some reason makes me think you're a four legged human
Great idea and instructable!<br>It inspires me to want to make a Flying Carpet Bicycle. More for the rider/flyer's entertainment.
I love it! LOL
Short of an <em>actual</em> flying carpet this is the best idea I have seen in a long time! Just a wonderfully simple to build, and very well explain Instructable!<br> Great Job!
This is so clever, I love it!
Wow! Would you grant me 3 wishes? ;) LOL
No. My real purpose here is to FIRE MY LAZOR BAH!
Really awesome idea and construct ! I was thinking that your idea might be modified using an electric wheelchair. I have a friend who is wheelchair bound and this just may be the greatest costume ever for her. Anyway....I'll have a whole year to work on it! <br> <br>Thanks for posting!
I think this is a great costume for someone with mobility problems. I would love to see this costume altered to accomodate a wheelchair.
It's been done! See the Bridge School costumes in San Francisco...<br> <br> <a href="http://www.bridgeschool.org/activities/halloween/aladdin.php">http://www.bridgeschool.org/activities/halloween/aladdin.php</a><br> <br> If you go up a level, they have a ton of other wheelchair-based costumes that'll knock your socks off...<br>
What a clever costume design. Great stuff.<br>Probably great for costume contests but lousy for trick r treating.
Where we live it's too cold to wear this trick or treating, but I think the costume could be modified to work for little Jasmines or Aladins. <br> <br>To make it easier to climb up the steps to everyone's front door you could use shoulder straps to hold up the carpet instead of a walker.
I've seen the skimpiest outfits on halloween night and it was like 20-something Fahrenheit outside... It's ridiculous, I agree... but still...
Please say the genie comes with it !!!!
You are so awesome.
Nice Arabic Carpet.
Great costume! Great model too!
Don't forget the fishing line and helicopter, for the &quot;flying&quot; part.
Brilliant costume, really effective!

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