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.