People dress up in elf costumes for holidays such as Christmas, Mardi Gras and Halloween. If you want to dress up like an elf you don't need to buy a costume, as you can make an elf costume with little to no craft skill. All you need to do is grab a few items from your closet and in no time you'll look just like one of these mystical creatures.
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The main part of your elf costume is outfit, which you can make with an oversized green or red tunic. You can cut three large circles from felt in a contrasting colour and glue them in a line evenly spaced down the front of the tunic with fabric glue. Use a black fabric marker to draw four dots on each circle to make them look like giant buttons. Cinch the tunic at the waist with a belt or a piece of cord. You can also make your tunic more elflike by cutting the bottom edge so it's jagged or has V-shaped points all around.
You need to wear something underneath your tunic to cover your legs. You can wear leggings in a contrasting colour to your tunic. You could also wear tights in a contrasting colour. Patterned tights that are stripped like a candy cane also work. Consider what will be weather-appropriate when selecting bottoms for your elf costume. In cold temperatures you can also wear thermal underwear in a contrasting colour rather than wearing tights or leggings.
To make your elf costume look authentic you will need a hat. You can make an elf hat with felt and cardboard. Simply glue felt that matches your tunic in colour to a piece of cardboard. Bend the cardboard into a cone shape that fits snugly atop your head. Glue a feather in a contrasting colour to your elf hat. You can also use a beret with a feather glued to it for your elf cap.
To finish your elf costume you need your shoes. You can wear a black ballet flat or ankle boot. You can also choose a shoe in the same colour as your tunic. Attach craft bells to two safety pins and clip them to the centre toe or back ankle of your shoe.
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