How to Make a Maggie Simpson Costume

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The Simpsons is the longest running American sitcom and animated television show. Maggie Simpson is the youngest member of the Simpson family. Whether you are making a Maggie costume to go along with costumes for the entire Simpsons family or to stand alone, this costume is simple and quick to make.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Baby or dark blue fabric
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread or sewing machine.
  • Yellow poster board
  • String
  • Glue
  • Red pacifier

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Measure the costume wearer from the shoulder to the floor and from the shoulder to the wrist. Add the numbers together and multiply that number by 2. Add 1/2 inch to the total for hems.

  2. 2

    Purchase the fabric. The amount of fabric needed will depend on the size of the person wearing the costume. The costume needs to hang from the shoulders to the floor with 6 to 12 inches of fabric dragging on the floor. Use the measurement from Step 1 to gauge how much fabric is needed.

  3. 3

    Cut the fabric to match the length of the measurement in Step 2. Set that fabric aside.

  4. 4

    Measure the circumference of the top of the costume wearer's arm or bicep and also around her wrist. Mark a line across the leftover fabric equal to the length of the circumference of the bicep. Take the shoulder-to-wrist measurement from Step 1 and measure at a 90-degree angle from the center of the line you just drew.

  5. 5

    At the end of the arm-length measurement, draw a parallel line that equals the circumference of the costume wearer's wrist. Center the line with the line above it. Draw a line from the left end of the wrist-measurement line to the left end of the bicep-measurement line above it. Do the same to connect the right ends of the lines. Cut two of these pieces out of the leftover fabric.

  6. 6

    Sew the two body pieces from Step 3 together with a 1/4- to 1/2-inch hem on each side. Stop sewing 12 inches from the end of the fabric. You now have a long tube of fabric. Take the two arm pieces from Step 5 and sew each of them into a sleeve.

  7. 7

    Pull the fabric from the body of the costume together at the end you did not hem all the way. Sew a 1- to 3-inch hem on each side for the shoulders.

  8. 8

    Trim the fabric to create a half circle neckline. The size of the cut depends on the person wearing the costume. Sew a 1/4-inch hem around the neckline. Attach the arms to the body of the Maggie costume. Sew the right arm to the right side of the costume at the shoulder seam. Attach the left arm to the left side.

  9. 9

    Draw a spiky sun shape on the yellow poster board for Maggie's hair and cut it out. Cut a circle out of the middle to fit the costume wearer's head. Attach the string to the bottom edges of the "hat" to keep it on her head. Make a small bowtie-type bow from the left over fabric and glue it to the center of the "hat" above the person's forehead.

  10. 10

    Put the costume and hair on. Place a red pacifier in the costume wearer's mouth.

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