How to Make a Quick Hippie Costume

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A hippie costume is a quick and easy outfit for a child or adult. You can simply search in family closets or storage to find clothes and accessories that will create the hippie persona. Add granny boots, sandals or moccasins, strands of beads and leather headbands to complete the look.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Long hair or wig
  • Peace symbol on necklace, ring or clothing patch
  • Jeans
  • T-shirt
  • Heavy cardboard
  • Fabric paint

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Prewash T-shirt. Make sure it is thoroughly dry.

  2. 2

    Lay shirt on work surface with front facing up. Put cardboard inside the shirt.

  3. 3

    Use fabric paint to make a peace sign on the shirt front or use several colours to simulate a tie-dye pattern. Let dry at least 24 hours.

  4. 4

    Sew colourful trim to the edge of blue jeans. Paint or sew a small peace sign or the word "peace" in balloon letters on the trousers' back pocket.

  5. 5

    Put on wig or let hair flow over shoulders. Put on granny glasses if desired. Paint peace sign or a daisy on your face.

  6. 6

    Make an alternative to jeans for a girl. Take a long skirt and sew a band of cloth along the bottom. Tie a belt from yarn that resembles a macrame pattern or a strip of very worn leather. Make a headband with silk daisies to go around her head.

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