Wear this DIY genie costume on Halloween and amaze all your friends with the optical illusion that you are genie emerging from a magic lamp. This is a great costume for kids or adults, men or women. All you need to make this costume is a small plastic lamp, tulle fabric and polyester stuffing. Want the full tutorial? Your wish is my command! Use the following instructions to make this genie Halloween costume yourself.
DIY Genie Costume
Supplies for DIY Genie Costume
- 6ft piece of white tulle
- Polyester stuffing
- Small plastic lamp
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Black pants, shoes and socks
- Black string
- Genie shirt and vest
- Bangle bracelets and other jewelry
The plastic lamp is a fun prop and looks just like the one from the Aladdin movie. It only cost about $5 and my daughter can use it as a toy after Halloween.
Begin by looping the rope around your waist and cut enough length that you can pull it back and forth between your legs a couple of times. You should need about 6 ft of tulle that is 6 inches wide.
Take the end of the tulle and stuff it in the opening of the lamp. Feed it though and tie a knot in the end so that it cannot be pulled through the lamp. I took a small piece of polyester fill and tied it in the tulle, then secured it with a pipe cleaner so that the tulle would not slip out of the lamp.
Begin gluing small pieces of fluff to the tulle. I picked off cotton ball sized pieces and glued them to the tulle with a hot glue gun.
Work your way up the piece of tulle making the fluff thicker and wider as you go. This will make the “smoke” coming out of the lamp look more realistic.
Add enough fluff so that the length of “smoke can go back and forth between your legs a few times and wrap around your waist.
Work your way up the piece of tulle making the fluff thicker
and wider as you go. This will make the "smoke" coming out of the lamp look more realistic.
Attach the base of the lamp to your shoe. I pushed it between the straps of my sandals.
Pin the “smoke” in place and wrap it around your waist.
Start granting wishes!
- Plastic lamp (Amazon)
- Tulle fabric (Joanne Fabric)
- Poly stuffing (Joanne Fabric)
- Pipe cleaners (Joanne Fabric)
- Hot glue and gun (Dollar store)
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