Video:How to Make a Kid's Shrek Costumewith Angela Morgan
This kid's Shrek costume is easy to put together and will have your child looking exactly like their favorite ogre on Halloween. Here is a step-by-step guide to making a kid's Shrek costume.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make a Kid's Shrek CostumeHi, I am Angela with About.com and today I am going to show you how to make a Shrek Halloween costume.
Supplies for the Kid's Shrek CostumeYou will need:
- an large turtleneck
- green Shrek face paint
- a bald cap
- some string
- two styrofoam cones
- some glue
- a Shrek belt
- a pair of plaid pajama pants
- a piece of fake leather
- a tape measure
- Shrek boots
- hot glue
- a marker
Make the Vest for the Kid's Shrek CostumeTake the measurement for the length of the vest and mark this from the bottom edge of the vest fabric. Fold the fabric at the marks. Now, take the shoulder measurements and mark the width and cut along the lines. At the fold of the fabric, measure 4 inches from the outside in and mark. This will be the shoulder.
Then take your marker and draw the front neckline, draw in the arms and the front of the vest. Turn it over and drawn the back neckline and the arms. Then cut out the vest. Mark the holes for the ties on the vest and cut a hole with scissors. Then with black cord, thread a lace. Now, fold the vest inside out and cut three small holes down each side of the vest under the arms. Weave a piece of cord in and out through the holes like a shoelace and tie it in a knot on each side.
Make Ears for the Kid's Shrek CostumeFor Shrek's ears, carve the styrofoam cones with a knife. Be careful not to break the cones. They are fragile. Just look at some pictures of Shrek to see the shape of the ears.
Once you get your little Shrek dressed put the bald cap on and apply the green face paint to the face, head, neck and hands but test before you do to make sure your child is not allergic to the paint. Then glue the Shrek ears on and paint to match the face.Now, your little Shrek is ready to go trick-or-treating.
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