Introduction: Izzy Costume With Yarn Hair

With two grandsons 5 & 2, I’m pretty culturally literate about Lighting & friends, Ryder & his four-footed buddies, and Jake & his little band of pirates. Last year for Halloween, grandson Tyler, wanted me to dress as Izzy as he was dressing as Jake. As my hair is short & gray, I needed a wig. I designed one with yarn sewn into a bandana. The idea could be adapted to other costume needs.

Materials:

  • 1 yard woven pink fabric
  • 1 skein yarn, I used a super bulky yarn by Lion Brand Yarns, Hometown USA in Chicago Charcoal
  • 1 foot of double fold bias tape in purple
  • Sewing machine/matching thread
  • Sewing tools, scissors and/or rotary cutter
  • Cutting board or something thing to wrap around
  • Clear tapePainter’s tape

Step 1: On Center Edge of the Cutting Mat Lay Out a Piece of Clear Tape, Sticky Side Up at Least 9” Long. With Painter’s Tape, Tape the Sticky Tape at 1” & 8” As You’re Making 7” of Hair”

Step 2: Starting at One Edge, Wrap Yarn Making Sure to Keep the Rows Parallel on the Sticky Tape. I Used the Entire Skein.

Step 3: Once Wrapped Add Strips of Tape on Each End, Over the Center, Turn the Cutting Board Over, and Add Sticky Tape to the Left & Right of Center.

Cut down the center of the yarn with scissors or a ruler and rotary cutter. Don’t remove any of the clear tape. Set hair aside & make bandana.

Step 4: Cut or Tear the Pink Fabric Into a 29 - 30” Square

Step 5: With Right Sides Together Fold Into a Triangle. Stitch Using a 1/2” to 5/8” Seam (my Edges Did Not Quite Line Up So I Used a Wider Seam Allowance).

Leave an opening to turn. Trim corners, and turn right side out through opening. Press & stitch opening closed.

Step 6: With the Folded Edge Away From You, Fold Bandana in Half Point to Point. Steam Press a Crease Down the Center From Fold to Back Point.

Step 7: On the Back Side of the Crease, Measure Down 6” From the Fold, Mark This With a Pin or Tape

Step 8: Place the Hair at the Above Mark, Tape in Place With Painter’s Tape at Both Start & Stop

Machine stitch with small straight stitch down the center of the tape, backstitching at stop & start

Step 9: Press Open the Purple Bias Tape, Cut 2 5’ Pieces. Fit Bias Tape Around Pigtails, Pin, Hand or Machine Stitch Closed

I simply folded the raw edges under & topstitched ends together.

Step 10: Add a Pink Top, Scallop Cut the Sleeves & Hem, Add a Shoestring Criss Cross Closure, Purple Pants, Large Hoop Earrings, Boots & You Have Yourself an Izzy Costume, But It My Case, It’s an Izzy Grandma Costume!

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Jobar007 (author)2015-10-15

The pixie dust is what really ties this costume into the character.

"And I've got my pixie dust 'cause the fairies gave it to me, so that we can use it to fly, but only in emergencies." (Yup, that's from memory thanks to watching the show with my son).

I was afraid that you weren't going to include the bag in your costume, but I'm glad to see it was there in your final pictures.

Good 'ible. This is an easily adapted technique that can be used on other costumes too. Thanks!

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Thanks! Glad you like.

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