Handmade Genie Costumes for Children

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Handmade Genie Costumes for Children
Unleash your creative side when conceiving of your genie costume's look. (Comstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images)

Dressing up like a genie offers people a chance to explore their mystical side and don a personality for the night that reflects their desire to make peoples' wishes come true. Whether you're crafting a costume for your daughter or are making one for yourself various ideas and patterns are available. Go the traditional route with a full gossamer material outfit or show off your individual style by using alternate fabrics or adding decorative details to your costume.

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Quick and Simple Outfit

If you've got a girl begging to dress up like a genie, satiating her desires requires few steps and materials. The majority of this costume involves the use of gossamer, billowy fabric. One quick and simple idea is to simply wrap your little genie in the material from head to toe. Craft a pair of loose trousers adding sequinned elastic at the ankles to help get that puffy look on the legs. Wrap material around her chest, leaving her belly partially exposed and add sequin trim around the top and bottom edges. Don't forget to cut a piece of fabric to wrap around her ponytail as well as make a small mask to stretch across her mouth and wrap around her ears.

Boy Genie

Boys and men who wish to dress up like a genie for have a popular character to draw from: Aladdin. This costume option simply requires wearing a pair of blue trousers and adding a lighter shade long sleeve blue shirt. Avoid collars and buttons if possible and don't forget to include a large red belt at least three inches thick around the waist. Hit the thrift or discount shoe stores for a pair of pointy shoes or black ballet style slippers. Don't forget to check out local costume or party shops for an Aladdin mask. You can also opt to simply paint your face blue, draw on a thin black beard jawline and simply tell people who you are. Carry a gold-coloured teapot and spend your night granting wishes for the gals.

Fortune Teller Genie

Kids, teens and adults who love to grant wishes for people and also tell them about their forthcoming good fortune will enjoy the idea of dressing up like a fortune teller genie. Hit up local thrift or recycled clothing stores for pieces to craft this costume. Begin by making a skirt from shiny fabric; satin works well for this step. Create a sassier-looking genie by cutting the length of the skirt above the knee. Add a cute bandeau style top that wraps around your midriff and chest but allows the belly button to show. Don't forget to have additional matching fabric on hand craft a turban. You'll also need a clear plastic ball to gaze into and read people's fortunes.

Red Hot Adult Action

Flirtatious girls of adult age who wish to dress up for Halloween in a sexy yet sophisticated outfit need search no further than a genie costume to satisfy their desires. Head to the fabric store and pick up enough red satin fabric to adequately cover both of your legs. Add red elastic sequin trim at the ankles. Craft a bustier out of muted gold metallic looking fabric adding the same red trim around the arm bands as well as lining the top's bottom edge. Don't forget to wrap a red-and-gold headband around your forehead. Drape a piece of gold gossamer fabric around both ears letting it dangle beneath your chin for maximum allure.

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