My daughter wanted to be a Jeanie from "I Dream of Jeanie" for Halloween. She picked out a costume in one of the Halloween magazines and it cost $40. Well, as a mother of four children I cannot afford to pay that. So, I came up with a costume on my own. I did buy her a ponytail at a local salon supply store for $5.
I went to my favorite consignment store and purchased a pair of window sheers for $2, and a golden scarf with sparkles on it for $2. I then went to Wal-Mart and bought two yards of satin blue material at $2.50 a yard. I just had Tabitha stand to be the model while I measured and pinned and then I cut the material to fit around her chest and mid section, hemmed it and put elastic in the top to prevent it from falling down.
I made two sleeves by cutting the sheers and sewing them like tubes then attaching them to the top then I added elastic to the bottom to make the sleeves ruffled. The pants were easy. I did not use a pattern.
I laid out the material on the floor, had my daughter to lay down on top of it and I cut around her legs to make the baggy pants. I sewed the material together and added the elastic to the waist and bottom of the legs and it was done.
We tied the scarf around her waist and she wore some slipper shoes she already had in her closet. She loved it!
This year's costume started with a request from our 9 year old to help build a "Homemade Mechanical Genie Halloween Costume" from a popular children's cartoon program. My wife and I, products of the 80's immediately thought of the mechanical genie from the movie "Big" and started planning.
The costume is simply a cardboard box, embellished of course, with items from the local discount store and online auction sites, found items around the house. The cardboard box was painted with spray paint and finished with wood like contact paper. The bottom section is stretch velvet from around the house and most of the rest was put together with little bits from here and there, a ton of foam and lots of glue. LOTS of glue!
The costume he is wearing came from cast off bits of clothing and a turban that we found on an online auction site that was embellished with feathers. We could not find anything locally that would work. It took us 40 or so hours of family time. We were very happy with the result and look forward to this years Halloween!
Originally, we had handles set for the inside and our son was to pick up and tote, from the inside, to his next destination. Instead, we commandeered Granpa’s power scooter, took it apart, and mounted his costume on top to make it mobile. So far so good and grandpa was a sport and proud to help.
Coolest Homemade I Dream of Jeannie Couple Costume 6
by Rachael H.
(Kansas City, MO)
Homemade I Dream of Jeannie Couple Costume
My boyfriend and I had so much fun wearing our Jeannie and Major Nelson "Master" costumes for Halloween! We did our research by checking out old I Dream of Jeannie TV episodes from the library and lot's of Google searching.
For my costume I went for the traditional look with a high waist and vest. The vest and bottoms are red velvet and the rest is made with a shear light pink polyester material. I still haven't mastered my sewing machine so the entire costume has been sewn by hand.
My hair is 1/2 real and 1/2 wig, I had to braid them together to get the front Jeannie braid thick enough. The hat is lined with cardboard on the inside and top to keep it's shape and my ponytail is all wig.
My boyfriend's costume is a vintage air force uniform that I found at a military surplus store. I also painted up a Jeannie bottle that didn't make it into the picture.
Thanks for checking out our homemade I Dream of Jeannie couple costumes!
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