DIY: Roy G. Biv Costume

DIY: Roy G. Biv Costume



well hey there so I have decided to go completely nuts and make a roji bib costume but BAM yeah here's the colorful man he proudly stands at the rainbows and if you don't have a clue then you need to google it it's the best song ever if you feel the need to make a ROYGBIV costume and hello why would you not then you're first going to need to start by sketching out your beard this is not an easy task it really means you've got to create the beard draw it cut it out and hold it up to your face and also kind of think about where you're going to have the elastic that's going to go around the beard go because honestly the first beard I made is now going to be donated to some lucky art teacher and buddy because it just keeps sliding off you've got to make sure you know where that elastic is going to go around I love drawing on fabric with chalk because it's so easy to erase once I had my design for my beard drawn drawn out I went ahead and I pinned it between three layers of quilting batting I think that's what it's called that's why I'm singing with a questioning voice anyway once that was finished I decided to go ahead and use an applique stitch now at first I was going to cut out the beard and then stitch but it's actually a lot easier if you do it like how I'm doing it right here stitch the entire thing together with your applique or zig zag stitch and then cut around it now every sewing machine has this stitch you might be thinking I'm working with a fancy machine I'm not it's a regular old sewing machine so I love this stitch I use it a lot it's a zig zag on your machine it'll show a zigzag icon all you want to do is make sure that your stitches are close together the slit creating it that really tight zigzag and you also want to make sure they're nice and wide if you want a wide kind of line making this applique or zigzag stitch does take a while and it does take a lot of thread just so you know and then you can cut it out now when you are cutting it out you want to make sure to leave a tiny little bit of space between your stitches and where you're cutting because you don't want to accidentally cut your stitches and cause your beard to unravel nobody wants an unraveling beard guys so here I am mukhya loosely cutting around the edge of my beard to get to the mouth part you do that trick where you fold it in half you make a little snip and then you have your scissors cut around once that's complete you can then paint your beard this was like my favorite part because to me the beard was looking a little bit flat and I decided to kind of give it a little Van Gogh look to it speaking of Van Gogh this costume could totally double with this beard as a van Gogh costume except I'm gonna lose the Hat and the rest of it but yeah red beard hello van Gogh much and I'm just using an acrylic kind of paint which dries really quickly on the fabric and also gives a really cool kind of scratchy texture when you're painting on it when I was finished with this part of the beard that's when I decided to start stitching on the elastic if you don't have elastic just even a string that you could tie behind your head would work great I went for elastic because I just happen to have it and again I used a zig-zag stitch to attach the elastic mostly because I knew with all the stretching and pulling that kind of stitch would be the strongest how much longer are we going to watch me paint this beard I mean this is going a little while don't you think yeah let's speed this up to create the Hat I didn't make a video part for that so sorry but it really is just a piece of black poster board that I cut into a very large circle and then rolled into a cone shape and at the store I found this really great glittery sticky-backed foam stuff and it worked awesome it was only a dollar a sheet as opposed to the sparkly ribbon I was going to buy which was $4.99 a roll now when it came to the prism that I'm holding that's actually a Martha Stewart plate yeah she had these super amazing plates on sale that were iridescent and I just sandwiched a dowel rod between two plates for the prism all I'm super excited to wear this insanely ridiculous ROYGBIV costume next week as my kindergartners wrap up their rainbow boot camp is what we're calling it so yeah be sure to pop by my blog to see what my kiddos are creating thanks guys

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