My daughter wanted to be a genie last year and we always try and make our own costumes so we don't look like everyone else. We went to the fabric store and looked at the clearance fabric and bought a McCalls pattern and modified it a little.
The head piece of the Genie costume is a headband covered in pink satin that we used for her costume and the veil is the same fabric used on the overlay of the costume. We hot glued that on after we did the pink then I used Velcro on the opposite sides of the headpiece so the veil could cover her face. She had the head band on and then we used self adhesive Velcro so this way we knew how to position it.
The pattern top was a belly top but she wanted to be covered so I made the top a little longer than what the pattern called for and then I took more of the tule that was used in her veil and overlay and sewed it to the bottom of the top because it was still a little to short for her.
When it was all done my daughter was the happiest genie.
My daugter's Homemade Genie Costume was a total DIY idea. We started with a plain teal long sleeved shirt from a local resale shop. My grandmother gathered the center to achieve the trademark genie belly.
She then added some star tulle to the sleeves and we dressed the bottom of the shirt up with some coin embellishments. To give her major bling, we bought a fancy necklace that complimented the colors.
The hair was a long black wig that we simply tied up in 3 pony tails in the back. We took some sequin elastic and some remaining tulle we had left from the sleeves of the shirt and created the veil.
The "magic carpet" was foam board with a hole in the center for my daughter to stand in. We added deep colors of fabric over it and around the base to hide her real feet. The fake feet on top were created by my grandmother by trial and error.
She won first place at a local Halloween contest and left a ton of little kids clueless as to how she was flying!
And the greatest part about this? Her entire Halloween costume cost less then $20.