How to Make a Fraggle Costume

Updated April 17, 2017

"Fraggle Rock," or Fraggles, as the characters are often called, is a television series created by Jim Henson in the 1980s. The muppet-style characters are colourful and bright, with a variety of coloured bodies and hair. You can easily construct a "Fraggle Rock" costume with many items found in your own home or with a few purchases in a local craft store. You can replicate a traditional "Fraggle Rock" character or simply use the characters as inspiration for creating your own customised "Fraggle Rock" character.

Choose the colour for your "Fraggle Rock" character, such as yellow, green or purple. Choose leggings in your selected colour and gloves to match.

Measure the proportions of a baseball cap. Add several inches, at least three, to your measurements of the portion of the hat that sits on your head (not the brim). Cut felt fabric to match the modified measurements. The fabric should be the same or similar in colour to the colour of the leggings.

Glue the felt to the hat starting with the visor portion. Stuff batting on top of the hat under the excess fabric to add bulk and height. Glue the edges of the fabric around the edges of the hat to seal the batting in place.

Colour dots for eyes in the centre of the two styrofoam balls. Glue the eyes with the pupils facing out to the hat behind the visor.

Glue a wig to the top of the hat behind the eyes to add hair. You could also use chunks of coloured yarn in place of the wig.

Cut a styrofoam ring in half. Cover the half of the ring with felt, leaving a strip of excess felt on either side to tie it around your neck. This will form the lower jaw of the "Fraggle Rock" character.

Dress in an oversized, solid coloured long sleeved shirt and dress over the leggings and gloves. Place the hat on your head and tie on the jaw piece around your neck. Add solid coloured slippers to match the leggings to complete the ensemble.

Things You'll Need

  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • 2 styrofoam balls
  • Black permanent marker
  • Hot glue gun
  • Baseball cap
  • Batting
  • Leggings
  • Gloves
  • Slippers
  • Long sleeved shirt or dress
  • Wig
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About the Author

Michelle Barry graduated from Salve Regina University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Since then, she has worked as a reporter for the Wilbraham-Hampden Times, an editor for Month9Books and Evolved Publishing, editor and has spent the past seven years in marketing and graphic design. She also has an extensive background in dance.