How to Make a Munchkin Costume

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How to Make a Munchkin Costume
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As Halloween nears, you want to come up with a Halloween costume that people won't have trouble recognising. Sometimes, however, people leave the creativity up to costume makers supplying their looks to Halloween superstores. Try something different this Halloween by making your own costume. If you have always enjoyed the movie, "The Wizard of Oz," and have wanted to live in Munchkin Land and carry a big lollipop while singing songs, a munchkin costume is for you. Luckily, you can make the costume from the comfort of your home in a short amount of time.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Plaid collared shirt
  • White collared shirt
  • Elastic trousers
  • White knee-high socks
  • Felt or fabric paint (any colour)
  • Suspenders (optional)
  • Lollipop
  • Hairspray
  • Lipstick
  • Mascara

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Take your bright elastic trousers and cut the bottom hems of each leg to create a vertical zigzag pattern. The trousers should go down past the knees.

  2. 2

    Create some horizontally striped socks by gathering up a pair of white knee-high socks. Using fabric paint of any colour you choose, paint one-inch stripes onto the socks with one-inch gaps separating them. If you prefer, you can use felt material and simply cut out one-inch strips of the material and glue them onto the socks with super glue.

  3. 3

    Gather up your two button-up, collared shirts, one plaid and one white. Put the white shirt on first and the plaid one on top of it so the white collar peeks out from beneath it.

  4. 4

    Put on your suspenders. If you want to make your own, simply cut out two long strips of fabric from an old piece of clothing. Attach the strips just as you would suspenders; attach one end of each of the strips to the front of the trousers and the other ends to the back of the trousers.

  5. 5

    Style your hair. Take a handful of hair at the crown area and spray on some hairspray. Tease the hair so it sticks straight up, then add more hairspray. If you like, add a little curlicue to the tip of the hair.

  6. 6

    Add some make-up to your look. Paint some red circles on your cheeks using red lipstick. Put a little mascara on your eyelashes.

  7. 7

    Put on all your clothing and carry a lollipop with you to make sure people know just what your costume represents.

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