DIY: MARY POPPINS AND BERT COUPLES COSTUME

 

There are several things I LOVE in this world and today I am going to share two.

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........... dressing up

2

............. all things Disney

I absolutely love dressing up.... I don't know why it is, but being able to transform into someone else for a night is so much fun for me!This year has by far been my favorite outfits yet!

Lately I have been so extremely busy with working full time and going to school full time that I didn't have much time to fully make my costume as I have been able to in the past.  However I am extremely pleased with how well my costumes turned out thanks to frequenting Saver's!

Well, it is now November 1st which means we made it through another Halloween! I hope you all had a supercalifradulisticexpialidocious holiday with your ohana as I did mine.

Enjoy!

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MARY POPPINS AND BURT COSTUMES PROPS:

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Parrot Umbrella:

Materials Needed:

*Black Umbrella (cane handle or straight handle... I used a cane handle)

*Tin foil

*Paper towels or news paper

*Flour, water, and bowl

*Paint (black, white, green, blue, yellow)

*Paint brushes

*Mod Podge (I used matte)

How To:

Step 1:

Cover handle in tin foil molding it into a bird head.

Step 2:

Mix flour and water in a bowl to form a liquid paste (paper mache)

Step 3:

Dip paper towel/newspaper into paper mache paste and cover tinfoil. Let dry over night.

Step 4:

Paint parrot head. Let dry.

Step 5:

Cover in a layer of mod podge. Let dry.

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Hat:

Step 1:

Find a hat that is the right size and similar shape, we will modify the top to be flat later.

Step 2:

Remove anything that may be on the hat and paint/spray paint black (if it isn't black already).  Also push the top of the hat in to make it flat and let it dry.

Step 3:

Using flowers and Christmas ornaments purchased from the dollar store glue them on using a hot glue gun.

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Chimney Sweep:

 Materials Needed:

*Broom (get it from the dollar store)

*Black pole/stick (we used Rob's Lacrosse stick, but you could just use the broom stick)

*Black Spray Paint

*1/2 Circle Styrofoam 

*Hot Glue Gun

How To:

Step 1:

Pull out bristles from broom 

Step 2:

Straighten bristles (they will be folded in half).

Step 3:

Insert bristles into your foam and secure with hot glue.

Step 4:

Insert pole into bottom of foam and spray paint everything and let dry.