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Went to goodwill and found clothes that looked like they could be reconstructed into a cape, boots, and gauntlets..

Step 1: The Cape

I split the big velvety dress in half, cut off arms and sewed up the armholes. I folded about an inch on each side and the bottom, pinned and sewed to create a finished edge on each side. I folded the top down about 2 inches and sewed, leaving an opening on each end to fit a ribbon through, so the cape could tie together. I drew a pointy hood pattern on paper, then used the leftover fabric from the arms construct it. I lined the inside the hood with fabric from the wooly green jacket,and then used a bright green ribbon to line the edges and make it pop. I also cut slits in the hood for the elf ears.

Step 2: Shoulder Armor

I split apart an old purse and cut out almond shaped pieces that I thought would work for a layered, leather armor piece. I machine stitched them together only where the tips of them met together so it would maintain a shoulder armor shape. I used the shoulder straps of the purse to hold the piece together on my daughter's body. I bought a gold marker and created a design that I though looked elven.

Step 3: Arrows

My daughter collected goose feathers this summer. We spit them to make the arrows and glued them to dowel rods. The quiver was cardboard. I shoved a fun noodle in the bottom of the quiver to hold the arrows, then threaded the goodwill belt through two openings I cut in the cardboard, so it could be worn. The quiver was then wrapped in green rope.

Step 4: Ears & Hair

I bought WoW Night Elf ears and fixed them in place with spirit gum. I bought a $10 red wig from Amazon.

Step 5: Boots and Gauntlets

I split the brown pants and created a pattern for gauntlets and boots. I straight stitched them together.

Step 6: Here Is the Completed Look

Nice job
Really great! It's so good
Nice job! And great inspiration for your kids to watch old stuff turn into cool stuff.
My seven yr old has requested this now!! I love it!
<p>Awesome costume! I love the ears! Where was the bow?</p>
nice work Op. if you keep it up you might end up with a career ^^
<p>I agree with @AngryRedhead the purse to armor is very good. It turned out well and many thrift stores have a lot of purses to do this, in many colors and styles. To fit your build style. </p>
<p>Love the purse to armor conversion! :D</p>
<p>Love the hair! Nice costume :)</p>
<p>well done. You totally need to go to a comiccon or a fantasm event in this. I Love seeing young ppl getting excited about Halloween and costuming. Check out my ghost Rider and my head on a platter, check bottom video showing the costume driving to the party on fire. </p><p><a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/ghost-rider-making-costume/" rel="nofollow">https://www.instructables.com/id/ghost-rider-making-costume/</a></p><p></p>
<p>awesome costume! I wish there were a bit more steps as to how you sewed the costume, but overall great idea and really good photos! </p>

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