Please help my sad dd(6) not look 'silly' in her school play(72 Posts)
you could make a no sew tutu in green and red tulle. Instructions here www.theimaginationtree.com/2011/12/easy-no-sew-tutu.html
Maybe being an elf is actually a better part? One elf (with lines/special things to do) rather than one of the many generic angels? When I've been casting nursery & school shows, the angels weren't always the good parts, more confident outgoing children tended to be innkeepers & things which might not have seemed so good at first, but the children usually realised later on that they had something good!
I wouldn't make a child do something they were unhappy with, and looks don't really come into it much (but if your daughter looks like a cute little elf then that's ideal!) but maybe she's actually got a great part and will get over not being an angel when she finds out what she's actually doing? Watch the Elf film for ideas! Def have a great glittery costume, felt/fleece is really easy to work with & sew - no hemming - I made a costume out of a Primark fleece blanket (£3!) I'm sure Ikea have red ones if Primark don't.
And I had some rather disgruntled children cast as donkeys one year - but they stole the show and they were quite happy in the end! Nobody mentioned the angels
I'd go with a plain green Tshirt, green hat, red and green tutu (using that link above) and red or green sparkly tights.
Do elves have bells on their shoes?
I just want to show your DD Arthur Christmas - such cool elfs. And they had gadgets! Make the costume as cool as can be and embrace her inner elfness
Yes, I was thinking that too. It seems strange that there is only one elf unless that elf has a specific part to play. So it is a compliment rather than a snub?
Your costume idea sounds lovely btw
H&M definitely have sparkly tights, think but not sure they had them in red (a few colours!) - also had plenty of other sparkly bits and bobs. I would think an elf would need a bit of magical sparkle dust on her face and probably a couple of stick-on stars and things too?
If you think she needs to stand out a bit more you could always buy a set of cheap battery
fairy elf lights from B&Q and stitch them into a top/waistband. Well, if the costume directions said "bright"... And if your DD is going to be different, she may as well be very different!
Depending on how much you're willing to spend on the costume (or whether your DD would wear afterwards) H&M also had some amazing red glittery shoes for £8 that I'd definitely have loved when I was 6.
I saw them in the shop and thought Dorothy inWizard of Oz but now I can see that they're clearly elf shoes!
Make sure the T-shirt is long enough to cover her bum even when its been belted into a tunic.
Those shoes are DEFINATELY elf shoes!!
Perfect with a matching red sparkly belt! and some sparkly tights.
Elves carry a pretty glittery stick too with a lamp on the end, or anything u feel necessary. Bling her up!!!
H&M have a selection of coloured sparkly tights http://www.hm.com/gb/product/02813?article=02813-A#article=02813-E
H&M are also good for bright coloured basic tshirts.
h&m had red sparkly tights yesterday!
if it makes you feel better ds2 is an i pod in his xmas production this year!
Are you sure she doesn't have lines? It sounds to me that she has a specific role, and the angels are just the backing chorus, basically.
It might be a far bigger part than she thinks!
She will be a very cool elf, whilst I bet that 99% of the fairies (why?) will be in polyester pink horrors from the supermarket.
MUA at Superdrug is supercheap, as is Barry M, and both have loads of glitter make up and nail varnish. I think go to town with it.
My DD is an alien this year
Luckily so are the whole class as far as I can tell....
Their part appears to be dancing to take that's Kidz - random
Aww, bless her, I too would be having a chat with the teacher, I doubt she's intended her to be so upset, I expect she thinks your DD I'd happy with her part, but if you think it's best to make the best of a bad job, I can understand that too, so I would suggest you need a forest elf costume
Look at the one on the fourth row down, to the left, all greens and golds and pretty - this will make her the belle of the show
You need a long sleeve white top - tie dye with bright grass green & decorate with gold glitter paint so it's like the picture
Then layer up gold & green net or tulle & organzan to make a tutu - attach this to the hem of the top to make a dress - add a few similar ruffles to the ends of the cuffs .- use fabric glue to decorate with green & gold sequins - leaf &'flower shapes would be great - go mad with the sequins & glitter ;) gold ribbon in a bow around her waist & tie a couple of strips as steamers around her wrists
Make a pair of leaf shaped fairy wings in green or gold organza, with net & iron on fusing to stiffen keep them joined at the center - use gold on green or green on gold fabric pen/paint to draw in the leaf veins onto the wings - stitch onto the back of the dress between the shoulder blades - if floppy slot a bit of garden wire through both of the wings - again lots of glitter & sparlles
Gold sparkly tights,
Gold/green Flowers & leaves stuck onto a head band to make a garland for her hair
Maybe green felt pixie shaped Santa socks with no bottoms to them, attached to her shoes with double sided tape
Good luck - if you get stuck on putting the outfit together, post over in arts & crafts, if I'm not around there's lots more good costume making help over there
Weird I just checked my link & the image I meant has moved way down the page, but the gold decor for the top is a bit medieval looking, with lots of gold scroll work
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