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Coolest Mary Poppins Costume 7

by Mary T.
(Tucson, Arizona)

Homemade Mary Poppins Costume

Homemade Mary Poppins Costume

This year my husband coaxed me into being something more attractive than my past costume choices. I kept nixing all his suggestions until he said "Mary Poppins". I knew I had something in my Halloween box to use as the black overcoat - the main part of this costume, and could figure out the rest.

So I started this Mary Poppins costume by getting a picture of the original Julie Andrews character on the internet. I printed it to work from.

The coat is actually a priest's robe from an old costume. The fit and length were perfect. I just had to pin the corners back so it would show the skirt.

The skirt I bought at the second hand store for $2.98. It was the wrong color blue (a very bright, light blue), but I picked up a box of Rit dye in navy and hoped it would darken it just enough. And, it did!

At the same 2nd hand store I found a green derby style hat, again only $2.98! It was a wicker type and so I was able to just push down the rounded top to make it flat. Then I spray painted it all black. At the craft store I got a daisy bunch for $1.99, and a berry candle ring for $3.99. I just hot-glued the separated flowers and berries in place.

I can sew and have lots of fabric on hand, so I made the carpet bag and the lace "shirt" (which is really only a 'dickey' made with some scrap white fabric and some lace I had). Some red ribbon finalized the top.

My final purchases were the umbrella ($4.00) and the scarf($6.00) which both came from Big Lots!

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Mary Poppins
by: Danielle Clark

I think this is such a great costume. The idea is very creative and she achieved her goal inexpensively, yet totally perfectly, she would be the real Mary Poppins! I love it!

by: Anne

You did an amazing job on your costume! I am very impressed at your ingenuity.

Just a spoonful......
by: Kate

Adorable! And very authentic!

Looks like work
by: Chris

Looks like a lot of work but it is the best one.

Love it! Love it!
by: Anonymous

Wow, what an awesome job you did. It looks so much better than a store bought and very very real! You are the real thing. I love it!

Mary Poppins Rules
by: Dianne B

You truly are my inspiration!! I'm going to have a permanent scar on my hand from hot glue, but my "Savers" hat looks authentic and my teaspoon of sugar looks good enough to eat!
Love you!!

Mary Poppins popt or toped Halloween 2008
by: Bobdad from Chicago

Great costume and ever so clever the use of
thrift shops for her supplies. The coat has a
conscientiously effect with the use of a vestment called a cassok for exactness and religious over
tones of Mary Poppins.

Something about Mary
by: Anonymous

Mary T.,

You certainly are a very resourceful, creative and pretty Mary Poppins. The carpet bad is amazing and could probably be sold in Ebay!

It is refreshing to see such a clever costume made by hand for less than $20.00. Practically perfect in every way!

Good Job
by: Bob M Lanark

This looks like the real thing. Excellent job and great work.

by: Paige

That is really cute! Love it!

by: Anonymous

You did an awesome job Mary and very cost effective. I pray you win first place!! You have our vote.

I like it
by: Anonymous

you score a 10 for creativity and Halloween spirit.

Proud of you
by: Rosa

I'm so proud of you. You did a great job on your costume!

Thank You
by: Megan

Thank you so much for posting this! I am singing "Supercalifragilistiexpealidocious" for a local musical revue, and I was looking for some inexpensive, cool costume ideas. Your costume is practically perfect in every way! :)

by: Anonymous

Practically Perfect in Every Way!

Mary Popins

need help making Mary Poppins costumes for 7 girls and 9 boys. Have any idea's? It's for our graduation in June.

great job!
by: Anonymous

Its great! I was thinking of being Mary Poppins myself. I'm still looking for a scarf and coat.

The white dress with red accents
by: Anonymous

I would love if I had the white and red dress she wore in the painting scene. Does any one know where to find one?

by: Karen UK

Brilliant outfit!

LOVE it!
by: Anonymous

I just wanted you to know that your picture is still inspiring "Mary" costumes. We go to Disney World every year for the Halloween party. Thanks to you, my costume is fabulous!!!

Anita Anderson

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Coolest Mary Poppins And Bert Costume 5

by Megan
(Seattle, WA)

Little Mary Poppins and Bert Costume

Little Mary Poppins and Bert Costume

My family loves Mary Poppins and the kids' grandmother and me put this Mary Poppins and Bert costume together. My mom made the coat as well as the little pleated collar with the bow at the neck.

I found a cheap straw hat and died it black. When I died it the hat kind of shrunk and the brim sort of ruffled and it looked perfect! Then I attached plastic daisies and cherries I found at a fabric store.

For the umbrella I took green felt, folded in half so it would cover the umbrella handle, and then I drew a parrot's head on both sides and then glued it on with hot glue. We finished Mary off with the white gloves we had in her dress-up box and applied the rosy cheeks.

I bought Bert the chimney sweep's black sweats at Walmart and I found the hat at Goodwill and dyed it black. I then spray-painted a bottle brush for his chimney sweep and ashed up his cheeks.

These costumes were great because everyone, young and old, identified them because the movie is such a classic.

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Oh My Gosh
by: Denise/FL

HOW CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!

My favorite thing is the black bottle brush. Very well done!

How cute!!
by: Jayne - Liverpool, UK

Both costumes are really good!

However, I was looking for ideas regarding a chimney brush for my little boy Jamie who's dressing up as Bert - will definitely try you idea of dying the brush.

Many thanks!

Pattern Used
by: Pam/MA

You don't have any idea what pattern your Mom used for the coat and pleated collar? It is beautiful and my 3 year old would live to be Mary for Halloween this year.

can i buy it
by: erin

I have no clue how to make that jacket. I can't find a kids Mary Poppins costume anywhere.

Can I buy the blue coat?!!! i am seriously interested and do NOT have any sewing exp!!
by: Anonymous

My 4 1/2 year old wants to be Mary Poppins for Halloween this year very badly!! We bought the authentic umbrella and handbag at the production gift shop of the Broadway performance we attended in Cleveland. But, I'm not finding the coat anywhere...that I like, that is, until I saw yours!! Just curious how old your daughter was when she wore this, for size purposes? and, of course, if you'd be interested in selling it to me? Looking forward to hearing back from you!! love, love them both! but all I really would need would be that adorable blue jacket!(my almost 2 yr. old son will be Bert, as well, which should be easy to do)

by: Megan

I am making a similar costume for my 3 1/2 year old. I've got almost anything but can't find a hat (black or otherwise) anywhere! Where did you find yours? Thanks.

umbrella is great
by: ChillyinAK

I, myself am planning on dressing up as Mary Poppins for a fall festival and couldn't come up with how to make her umbrella. Thank you so much for the idea of the felt, I think I will try that. I found a felt hat, but it doesn't quite have the same look as the straw, so I think I will keep looking for a straw one. The costumes are absolutely adorable!

by: Anonymous

Thanks so much for the parrot idea I was having trouble figuring out what to do for that necessary part of the costume. Thanks again!!!

Coat pattern
by: Terry

Could you tell me what coat pattern you used? My granddaughter wants a Mary Poppins coat. Thank you for your help.


mary poppins for 2 year old
by: Anonymous

i'm looking for a Mary Poppins costume for a 2 year old...anyone know where i can buy one? grace

Still available???
by: Anonymous

I'm seeing this was originally posted 5 years ago, but wondering if you ever sold the coat / costume? If not, would you be willing to sell it now? And if not, do you know what pattern your mom used for the coat? Thanks!

Mary Poppins coat pattern
by: Ann Van Doren

I used a Burda boys pattern and adapted it by making it less cutaway in front, removed the back middle flap, and changed sleeve caps from pleated to gathered. It came out really cute, IMHO.

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Coolest Mary Poppins Halloween Costume 8

by Michelle

Mary Poppins  Halloween Costume

Mary Poppins Halloween Costume

I used items from my wardrobe and a piece of red ribbon for the necktie. The only item I had to buy was the hat which was 99p from eBay and I customized it with a homemade flower.

This is the perfect costume for me as I am a real life Mary Poppins, looking after other people's children all day.

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