Easy Tips To Create An Angel Costume For Children
Around the Christmas period, many schools, churches, and community centers will put on the standard nativity story as a play, which is a fun activity for children to take part in and enjoyable for parents to go and see.
However, it can come as a bit of a shock for parents when they realize that they have to help in making the costume for their child part, and while the role of a donkey is a hard one to make a costume for, an angel costume is seen as even tougher.
So, never fret! Here are five tips on how to make a simple (and affordable) angel costume for children.
- The Tabard
When looking up how to make a nativity costume, particularly an angel costume, you will note that there are almost set color schemes for each role. Mary’s outfit is blue and white, Joseph’s is red and white, and an angel’s costume is white, gold, and/or silver.
Starting with the tabard, use a sheet or a piece of long, white fabric and wrap it around your child, hemming it as you go so it doesn’t drag along the floor. You can hold it in place with safety pins placed on the inside, and if you are feeling creative, you can even add some lace over the top of the tabard for a real angelic vibe.
- The Wings
OK, it goes without saying that for a nativity play, no one should expect you to buy your child those stick-on, white, feathery wings. Wings are a standard part of the angel costume, and luckily, they are pretty easy to make without the hassle of wires! You can take a paper plate and use a whole one as a base for the feathers. Then, using other paper plates, cut them into the shape of feathers and use tape or hot glue to secure them to the underside of the main plate. Then, using a safety pin again, secure this to the back of the tabard, and voila! You have wings! You can use faux white feathers in the same way for this, but that can be very time-consuming!
Or, you can use gold or white rope to attach the wings to your child’s costume, sliding the wings on almost like a backpack. This will add to the aesthetic and also secure them better than a safety pin!
- The Halo
Now, the halo is another core part of this costume; luckily, it is not complicated either. All you need is a plain headband and some pipe cleaners, which are a versatile tool in the world of kids. Ideally, you will want to use gold or silver pipe cleaners, but if those aren’t available, you can use white ones and paint them silver or gold.
Place the headband on your child’s head and then wrap the pipe cleaners around the center of the band. Pull it upwards, and then use the cleaner to make a circular shape that is parallel to your child’s head. Make sure it is secure, and now, your child has a halo!