Ever wished you had a Wizard at hand? I know I did! So I took matters in my own hands et voila – a cone hat and a cloak are traditional attributes of any respectable wizard.
The whole costume took less than an hour to make. Begin with the magic fabric:
The cloak will be as wide as the fabric (usually 54 or 48 inches). The length is up to you – it can be as long or as short as you wish, just measure the wearer 😉 Mine was 14 inches long.
To make a collar, fold 2 inches along the width. (If you want a higher collar, you can fold 3 inches, but I would not recommend going more than that – the collar won’t stand up right). Then make 0.5 inch cuts along the fold. I suggest make an even number of cuts and don’t space them too closely. Here’s what you need to get:
Now take a ribbon, attach a safety pin to one end and thread it through the holes. Tip: start from the outside. Like this:
And you are done! Seriously 🙂
I’ll be honest, making a cone hat that fits your wearer’s head is a bit more tricky and involves some mathematics. So, I’ll leave it for a next post 🙂 Meanwhile, go admire your brand-new DIY Wizard Cloak! And don’t forget to share your pictures!
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