When we started planning our Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party costumes, my daughter wanted to go with a lesser known Disney character. She wanted something that wasn’t going to be done by everyone in attendance. Then she found this picture of Pegasus from Hercules. She set her heart on it and decided she would be a Pegasus. I am so excited to share her Pegasus costume with you because she is so excited about it.
Pegasus Costume DIY
Pegasus Mickey Ears
White Feathers – We grabbed a feather boa at the dollar store and cut it up for this project.
Sewing machine or needle and thread
Make your Pegasus Mickey Ears
I used the video below for the tutorial on the ears but I have also included step by step photos from the ones I made.
Now for a photo step by step if you aren’t a video person.
Start by finding a cup or circular item the size you want your ears to be.
Trace 2 circles onto your cardboard.
Cut out your cardboard circles.
Place your circle under the headband in the position you will want your ears attached.
Draw a line to represent the headband.
Take your circles and move them to your fabric.
Trace a circle a 1/4-1/2 inch bigger than your cardboard.
Cut off the headband lined portion of your cardboard.
Use the remaining ear piece to draw the ear design on your foam.
Cut out your ear shapes from your foam.
Once you have your circles, match two up inside out.
Make a dot to mark so that you only sew 3/4 of the circle.
Sew 3/4 of the circle. – If you don’t own a sewing machine you can hand sew this portion.
Flip your ear pieces right side out.
Put your cardboard and foam ear piece inside the fabric ear.
Stuff your ears with cotton balls. – You don’t have to do this step if you don’t want puffy ears.
Fold over each section and then hot glue it together. – For this section fold it over itself before gluing so the frayed section doesn’t show.
If you made my mistake and used the wrong headband, hot glue a bit of ribbon to the area will your ear will go so that it has something to stick to.
Hot glue your ear on. – You may need to double up to make sure it holds. I would hold it in place for 40 seconds or so.
Hot glue your feathers onto each ear. We cut our feather boa and glued it on in strips.
Your finished feather ear will look something like the one above. – You can put less layers if you don’t want such a heavily feathered ear.
Cut a long rectangle of fabric and fold it over itself inside out.
Hot glue it together leaving an open space at the end. – You can also sew it if you would like to.
Flip right side out and glue your remaining portion.
Use ribbon or the leftover rope from your boa to wrap the center of the rectangle. This will make your bow. Glue the ends of your ribbon or rope in the back.
Glue your bow to the center of your ears.
Pegasus Shirt DIY
Blue Acrylic Paint
White Acrylic Paint
Yellow Acrylic Paint
Large piece of cardboard
Make your Pegasus Inspired Shirt
Start by putting your shirt over the cardboard.
Draw a large circle for your medal
Paint the inside of the circle yellow.
Using an orange sharpie after it dries, draw out the Hercules logo.
You will then want to add the blue lines heading towards the collar to represent the necklace holding on the medal.
Next we will work on the saying.
We started with puffy paint but chose a paintbrush towards the end.
Write, “HE’S A MAGNIFICENT HORSE” on your shirt with paint or puffy paint.
Mix your blue with white to make a lighter blue.
Making small circles put your clouds below the word horse.
You can add white to make them look more three dimensional if you wanted to.
Let dry completely.
You can do your wings with paint like the ones above or use foam and glue them on. Either way, you will want to add your wings to the back of the shirt.
3 Yards blue Tulle
3 Yards white Tulle
1 Roll Ribbon of choice
Make your Pegasus Tutu
Start by measuring your waist with your ribbon. You will want an extra 8 inches more on each side.
Tie a know on each side to represent your waist size.
Cut your tulle into strips. You want your strips double the length you want your tutu.
Fold your tulle in half.
Create a slip knot to knot these onto your tutu. Make sure to alternate your colors.
The extra ribbon is so that you can make a bow to tie your tutu on.
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