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« on: November 01, 2011 12:47:56 PM »

Hey all!  My daughter wanted to be a unicorn this year and she wants everything to be pink, so I made her this pink unicorn costume.  It was simple to make, not TOO time consuming, and she loved it!

unicorn2 by mamasweettater, on Flickr

The body is of course just a pink hoodie that I got at Target.  I made the mane by cutting strips of yarn, tying a knot on one end and pulling them through the hood with a large needle.  To get the strips all the same length I just wrapped the yarn around a piece of cardboard until it was covered and then cut the strips all together off of the cardboard. ( I hope that makes sense I didn't think to get any pics of the process, sorry)  Pulling the yarn through the hood was the most time consuming part, but tying all those knots did not make my fingers happy!

I made the horn out of paper.  The hardest part was to get the shape right.  I made one that looked beautiful, but I had rolled the paper so many times to get it that way that it was too heavy and wouldn't stand up.  This one was light enough, but I had to tape it a lot to hold it together.  I used spray adhesive and glitter to cover the tape and make the horn pretty.  You can still see the tape in the picture, but it wasn't too obvious in real life. (Plus it helps that she's still pretty short and below the eye level of most adults! Grin)

unicorn1 by mamasweettater, on Flickr

The tail was made the same as the mane, just with longer strands of yarn.  I would've liked to have made the tail thicker, but I didn't want to mess up the hoodie too much.  I took the tail out today so she could wear it to school (with the mane still in place).  I'm too cheap to buy a hoodie only for it to be worn once! Wink

unicorn3 by mamasweettater, on Flickr

Thanks for looking!  I look forward to hearing what you all think.  Now I'm gonna go check out all the other costumes on here, can't wait! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011 12:54:02 PM »

What a neat idea and well executed!

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2011 12:55:25 PM »

I was a pink and purple unicorn one year when I was about her age...
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