New Year is, traditionally, a holiday of childhood, gifts, sweets and bright garlands, laid tables and the smell of tangerines and pine needles. There are probably no people who would not wait for this promising, colorful and fun day.
Costumes and bright outfits have always been the basis of the New Year’s celebration. After all, many people want to feel themselves in the image of their beloved hero, especially children.
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A New Year’s costume allows an adult to feel like a child, and a child to feel liberated, turning from a modest quiet man into an invincible cowboy or a brave musketeer.
The tradition of New Year’s costumes is still alive today. Thanks to her, wonderful, priceless moments of life, flying to the ringing of New Year’s bells and the roar of fireworks in the sky, remain in the memory of children and adults.
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A child’s costume depends not only on his desire and the presence of a favorite hero, but also on the imagination of the parents. And any means available in the house can help them – from shiny candy wrappers to burlap and cotton wool.
Do not forget about the rich possibilities of makeup. Did your daughter decide to become a snowflake? You can put some blue eyeshadow under her brows and paint a snowflake on her cheek. For the future “flower”, shadows of a delicate green color and a beautiful flower on the cheek are suitable. The pirate has red cheeks, mustache and furry eyebrows, the musketeer has a thin mustache.
The main thing is to use cosmetics or make-up that is harmless to baby’s skin – an allergic reaction will clearly not beautify a child’s holiday.
There are a great many ideas for costumes, you just need to understand what is closer to the child, and in what image he will feel comfortable. It is clear that a snowman costume is not suitable for a high school boy, and a girl will more happily transform into a fairy than a crocodile.
- Puss in Boots. This look is easily created with a white shirt with a bow, pants, boots and a vest. A cap with ears is put on the head, the fur of which should be the same as that of the “cat’s” tail.
- Chamomile. A chamomile costume can be created from green tights, a yellow T-shirt (blouse) and white paper petals attached to a belt. Or create the flower itself in the form of a headdress, wearing a green dress-stem with sleeves-leaves.
- Devil. For this suit, you can sew trims of fur on a dark badlon and tights (pants), make a tail from wire, trimmed with black threads and having a tassel at the end. Horns made of thick paper wrapped in foil or red cloth are attached to the cardboard frame-hoop.
- Clown. The clown costume needs wide pants (red jumpsuit) and a shiny shirt, which are decorated with bright pom-poms and bells. Similar pom-poms are attached to the shoes and buttons on the shirt, as well as to the cap on the head. Lipstick (blush) can be painted on the nose and cheeks.
- Gypsy… For this suit on the sleeves and hem of any dress that is in stock, you can sew wide bright frills and decorate the uniformity of the fabric with “peas” through a paper stencil. Complement the costume with a colored shawl, hoop earrings (clips), beads, bracelets and monisto. Monisto can be created from a Christmas tree “money” garland.
- Batman, Spiderman, Dragonfly, Shrek, Vampire or Witch – the costume can be absolutely any, but it can become the most original only if the mother’s hands are attached to it with love.
Tips tohow to create a suit out of nothing
- Hats. A princess hat can be decorated with ribbons of delicate shades and artificial flowers, a cowboy hat with a decorative scarf and a cord, a regular felt hat for a musketeer with paper cut feathers. We also do not forget about the pirate’s bandana, the Scarecrow’s straw hat, the peakless cap, the kokoshnik of the Russian beauty and the headdress of a real Indian, again made of paper or natural feathers. A crown for a snowflake, princess, snow queen or mistress of the copper mountain can be cut out of cardboard, painted with gold paint (pasted over with foil) and decorated with sparkles, tinsel, beads or glittering dusting. Attached to the hoop-frame, hood, headband or simply by pinning the ears of a pig, hare, cat on hairpins, they can easily turn a child into a character of your favorite cartoon.
- Trimmed paper, cotton wool, tow, fur or plush will come in handy for a mustache or beard. With the help of these materials, as well as simple makeup (mom’s makeup), you can create an angry (moving eyebrows to the bridge of the nose), sad (on the contrary, raising) or surprised look of the character.
- Accessories are always a must for any costume. They make the image recognizable and the costume complete. For Harry Potter, these are glasses and a magic wand, for a pirate – a knife, an earring and a toy parrot sewn to the shoulder of a shirt, for an Indian – a tomahawk, for Zorro – a sword, for a sheriff – a star, for a princess – a necklace around his neck, for Ole – luk-oye – an umbrella, for an oriental dancer – a chador, and for a gypsy woman – monisto. You can create a fan from thick paper by coloring it and decorating it with lace or paper fringe.
- A nose of a certain shape can be blinded from plasticine and, having pasted over pieces of paper, remove this plasticine. Any nose, from a snub to a patch, can be done with papier-mâché. Painted, with sewn on ribbons and cut out holes for the nostrils, it will complement the costume.
The main thing is not to forget: that the younger the child, the more comfortable the suit should be! It is unlikely that a child will be happy to constantly pull up slippery trousers, straighten a crown or look for falling accessories.
We make a costume for a child with our own hands
Few can boast that in childhood they put on store-bought costumes for the New Year holidays. As a rule, mothers sewed costumes, collecting them from everything that was at hand. That is why they turned out to be so emotional and touching. Do-it-yourself costume has become a tradition that adds charm to the holiday.
Today you can buy anything you want in stores, but mothers and fathers are in no hurry to purchase carnival outfits, realizing that a costume created at home with their own hands will be more original, save money on gifts for the child and help the whole family to have fun on the eve of the holiday.
And it is not at all necessary to be a professional seamstress to create a bright spectacular suit and spend a lot of money on fabric and accessories:
- Chess queen. Black squares are sewn onto a white dress (or vice versa), fluffy ruffled cuffs are created on the sleeves. The collar of the queen is high, made of nylon ribbon, or of starched white fabric gathered in a frill. White chess pieces can be glued (sewn on) onto black squares, and black pieces, respectively, on white ones. The hair is combed up and collected in a bun. A small checkerboard crown is created from cardboard and pasted over with foil.
- Astrologer. A peaked cap is created from cardboard so that its outer edge is equal to the girth of the child’s head. The cap is wrapped in black or blue paper, or painted. Stars of different sizes and different colors of foil are glued on top. An elastic band attached to the cap will keep it under the chin. A rectangle made of dark fabric (the cloak of the stargazer) should be gathered around the neck and also embroidered (pasted over) with larger stars made of multi-colored foil. Pointed toe shoes can also be decorated with foil. The finishing piece will be a painted cardboard telescope. And if you replace the spyglass with glasses and a magic wand, you can safely call the created image Harry Potter.
- Dwarf. The long cap is made of blue or red fabric and decorated with a tassel (pompom). For “age solidity”, cotton wool (fur, tow, paper rags) is glued onto a cardboard (rag) base, which will be held by an elastic band. Gray and large eyebrows made of cotton wool are glued onto the cap, and glasses without glasses from grandmother’s old suitcase are put on the nose. Bright knee-length pants, a yellow shirt, striped knee-highs, shoes that can be equipped with foil buckles, and a cushion for a short vest – and the gnome costume is ready.
- Bogatyr. A hero’s chain mail can be created from shiny silver fabric, or by attaching a painted chain mail to the front on a regular vest. You can also make it from durable wrapping paper by folding a 40 x 120 cm sheet to a size of 3 x 4 cm. Next, make cuts, unfold and, after painting with silver paint, sew on the vest. A helmet is made of cardboard in the shape of a budenovka and painted in silver, a sword and a shield, it can also be made of cardboard by painting the handle and blade with the appropriate colors, or glued with foil. All that remains is to put on black trousers with a shirt, a red belt and a red cloak over a vest and boots covered in red fabric.
- Mummy. This costume requires a lot of bandages, a pair of white sheets cut into strips, or a few rolls of toilet paper. The simplest costume in execution and very effective in the end. The body is bandaged with available material over a white shirt and trousers, leaving loose ponytails from ten to thirty centimeters long, depending on the height of the child. On a fully bandaged body, only narrow slits for the mouth and eyes remain, as well as a couple of holes for free breathing. You can leave your face unbound by simply painting it with white makeup.
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