A Weeping Angel is an alien life form that looks like a statue when you look at it, but if you look away or blink, it will get you!
The mask for the Homemade Weeping Angel from Doctor Who Costume is a download from the Doctor Who website in the UK, although I altered the colour to match the fabric and laminated it for durability. The wings are from a $2 shop, sprayed grey with a water soluble spray paint.
The body of the costume was made with some grey polyester fabric - about 2m. I sewed it into a large tube, leaving the top and bottom open, and spaces for sleeves. I then gathered the shoulders, and made a casing for a ribbon around the neck. So the neck is big enough to step into, then tightens with the ribbon. An elastic band around the waist pulls it in for the draping effect. Sleeves were made to cover the arms and sewn onto the costume.
Slots were cut in the back of the fabric to allow the wings to poke out. I also made a casing around the hem and inserted a wire coathanger for weight and shape.
We painted the wearer's ears grey, and sprayed his hair grey too. Next time we'll paint the hands as well!
My children came home from school and announced they wanted to enter the fancy dress competition at the summer fare the next morning! I was at a complete loss! Until I found this site! I quickly came up with three ideas stolen, as you will see directly from other people!
As we had no time to go shopping we created these without spending a penny from things in the house! An old beach ball became a hot air balloon! Cotton wool and some cardboard became Marge Simpson's hair. And an old box helped turn my son into a Doctor Who action figure!
The whole lot only took a couple of hours, the children were so pleased with their costumes and we won first, second and third prizes!
Thanks ever so much to those whose ideas we borrowed and those who run this site! I'm sure we'll be back again and again!