Young Maleficent Homemade Costume

My daughter has incredible eyes and after Maleficent came our, she was set on being the younger version for Halloween. I started with a cream lace dress at Goodwill, and dyed it brown with Rit dye. Then, I bought a TON of feathers (goose and turkey) and dyed them 2 shades of brown.

I used foam posterboard to cut the shape of the wings out, and then added a foam noodle (pool toy) piece on the tops of both wings to support a bull horn.  Then I glued the pool noodles onto the poster board and cut the horn to the right size.  I used skewers to hot glue to the horns, then stuck them through the noodles and then used brown duct tape to secure the noodle to the bottoms of the horns.

To hold the wings onto the body, I measured 1 1/2″ elastic around my daughter’s arms and added 2″ to secure it to the posterboard.  Then I dyed it the same brown as the feathers and hot glued the elastic to the spot on the posterboard that looked right when I held the wings up to my daughter’s back.

Finally, I filled the posterboard up with feathers and about 100 hot glue sticks.

I found the head horns online at Amazon and made the jewelry with leather twine and yellow wooden beads.

Young Maleficent Homemade Costume

Young Maleficent Homemade Costume

10 thoughts on “Young Maleficent Homemade Costume”

  1. This is amazing! My daughter also wants to be the young Maleficent and I am having such a hard time finding pieces for the costume. Where did you find the bull horns? Would you be willing to sell me a set of wings???

    • Sadly, we actually had to throw it away. After a few costume parties and a Disney cruise followed by Halloween, the posterboard wouldn’t hold up another round. It was a labor of love

    • Sadly, we actually had to throw it away. After a few costume parties and a Disney cruise followed by Halloween, the posterboard wouldn’t hold up another round. It was a labor of love

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