For Halloween I made a Golden Snitch costume, aka a Quidditch ball from Harry Potter. To make the round part I paper mached around a large exercise ball, which took about 20 coats to get to the thickness desired. I then did the detailing on the sides based on some rough pictures I found on the internet. To finish off the ball I spray painted the entire thing gold.
To make the wings, I bought a plain white long sleeve t-shirt and spray painted it gold, and hand sewed sheer white fabric to the arms to make it look “realistic”.
One of my roommates and a friend dressed up as Quidditch players from the Gryffindor and Slytherin houses and chased me through the College’s Campus Center on brooms trying to catch the golden snitch. We then proceeded to run throughout campus.