No Final Fantasy game would be complete without the appearance of the fictitious race known as Moogles. Final Fantasy is a long-running video game franchise, and with every new main title in the series comes a new world, plot and characters. However, since Final Fantasy V, the Moogle has made an appearance in some capacity or another. Their look changes from game to game, but you can immediately recognise a Moogle by its fluffy white fur, small purple wings and large red pom-pom that dangles atop its head. Craft a Moogle costume and fellow Final Fantasy fans will appreciate your nod to the beloved character.
Get a one-piece, fluffy, white suit. A polar bear costume without the head would work perfectly. You may also use a white fleece sweater and sweatpants.
Get a pair of fluffy, white mittens. The bigger, the better. Regular white gloves can be used as an alternative.
Craft two small, purple wings. Sew little wing-shaped pillows. Start by creating a pattern first on a sturdy piece of paper. Don't worry if your artistic skills are lacking; the wings are nothing fancy. Draw a crescent, shaping two or three points on the interior of the crescent. Cut the shape out and use it to trace the shape onto purple fabric four times. Cut out the four pieces of purple fabric. Sew two of the pieces of fabric together, creating two wings and stuffing them with cotton.
Attach the wings to the back of the white torso. Sew them onto the back, between the shoulder blades.
Create the Moogle head. Take the springy halo, and remove the halo. Poke the spring up through the top of the animal hood. Using the hot glue gun, affix the red ball to the spring.
Things you need
- 1/2 yard purple fabric
- Crafting cotton
- Needle and thread
- Polar bear body costume (optional)
- White fleece sweatshirt (optional)
- White fleece sweatpants (optional)
- Fluffy red ball
- 1 costume angel halo
- Hot glue gun
- White animal hood with ears and open face