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Coolest Leprechaun on a Pot of Gold Illusion Costume 10

by Kyle
(San Diego, CA)

Coolest Leprechaun on a Pot of Gold Illusion Costume

Coolest Leprechaun on a Pot of Gold Illusion Costume

Coolest Leprechaun on a Pot of Gold Illusion Costume
Coolest Leprechaun on a Pot of Gold Illusion Costume
Coolest Leprechaun on a Pot of Gold Illusion Costume
Coolest Leprechaun on a Pot of Gold Illusion Costume

The illusion of the Leprechaun sitting on a pot of gold was made in 2010.

I bought a plastic witche's cauldron from which I then cut a hole through the base. I then cut a platform made of two 2" Styrofoam boards glued together and then placed a green grassy printed fabric over and again cut a hole through from which I would stand through.

Grass and twigs were attached to the base. The twigs stuck easily into the Styrofoam.

The cauldron was attached via zip ties to the base platform.

Over 100 gold coins were made from cutting round cardboard pieces and gluing gold foil which were then attached with glue.

The leprechaun's outfit was made from similar colored fabrics picked from thrift stores, then tailored to fit and speckled with gold glitter.
The hat was made with green felting over a top hat and my wife's belt gold foiled around the buckle.

The fake legs were stuffed with cotton, and attached to socks and children's dress shoes.

A fake butt was tattooed with felt markers and attached to the pants. Suspenders held up the entire costume.

This costume grabs everyone's attention and you are guaranteed to make people laugh.

Here are some more photos (the first is a joint picture with my 2011 flying Genie costume...




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Great Thanks
by: Dana

Thanks so much for the awesome costume. It grabbed my attention the moment i saw it. I decided to take a stab at it and become a female leprechaun, based on your instructions. I entered a contest and guess what??? I won!! Everyone loved it. Your idea is a surefire winner. Thanks again.

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Coolest Homemade Irish Leprechaun Costume 7

by Heather
(Winnipeg Manitoba Canada)

Homemade Irish Leprechaun Costume

Homemade Irish Leprechaun Costume

Every year my city has a giant culture festival, called Folklorama. My dad dresses up as a leprechaun and kisses all the ladies who come to visit the Irish Pavilion. My mom made this Homemade Irish Leprechaun Costume for him by embellishing a coat she found at a thrift store.

She attached gold trims, buttons, velvet and lace on the cuffs. He wears a green dress shirt with a lighter green scarf tied in a bow around his neck, and a black vest with a sparkly gold design (although I think that's a newer addition than this photo). He also wears green velvet bloomers and lighter green tights and black with buckles, which were all found or bought items.

The hat is simply a bought black top hat covered with a green velvet fabric, the buckle on the hat is also made from gold trim and fabric and topped off with a fluffy green feather, which was purchased at a local dance wear store.

This costume gets worn for many events all year and is always a big hit on St Patty's day, and although it ran us $200 or so it's been worth every penny!

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How To Save Money On St. Patrick's Day
by: Anonymous

Hey guys, I love this picture, lol, perfect. I also linked to it on my article about how to save money on St. Patrick's day

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