Easy to Make Toy Soldier Costume

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Easy to Make Toy Soldier Costume
A toy solider costume should resemble a nutcracker. (PhotoObjects.net/PhotoObjects.net/Getty Images)

The Nutcracker, Babes in Toyland; toy soldiers are featured in a host of holiday shows. Whether you are creating a winter wonderland, or you are dressing up for a holiday you can make your own toy solider costume. To make this costume you don't need to be craft savvy; if you can cut and paste you can whip this up rather quickly. Plus, it won't cost a fortune because with some old clothes and craft supplies you can put this costume together for an adult or child.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Red suit jacket
  • Dress trousers (white or navy blue)
  • Red Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Fabric glue
  • Gold braiding trim
  • Poster-board
  • Black faux fur
  • Stapler
  • Black boots
  • Toy drum, or fake musket
  • Red face paint

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Wear an oversized red suit jacket with gold buttons. Velvet and satin are the best materials for a toy solider jacket, but any material will do as long as it is red. The trousers for your toy solider costume can be white, or navy blue suit trousers.

  2. 2

    Trim the outside leg seam of the trousers with red ribbon. Cut the ribbon the length of your pant leg and adhere it to your trousers with fabric glue.

  3. 3

    Take two red shoulder pads and use fabric glue to trim them with gold braiding. Attach one to the top of each shoulder on the jacket using fabric glue.

  4. 4

    Make a tall fuzzy black hat from poster-board and black faux fur. Wrap the poster-board around your head to size it. Staple the overlapping poster-board to keep it the size of your head. Glue the faux fur to the outside of the poster-board. Glue a red feather to the right front side of the hat.

  5. 5

    Wear a pair of black boots, or dress shoes. Accessorise your costume with a toy drum, or fake musket. Use face paint to draw to red circles one on each cheek.

Tips and warnings

  • Find clothing for your costume at a thrift store.

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