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The Costume Box

Dress-Up for Holiday & Every Day

with Anne Weil
The Costume Box
Anne's projects use simple designs, easy techniques and low-cost materials to create stunning costumes for imaginative play all year long.

Does your little girl wear her tutu to bed? Have all your bath towels been redeployed as superhero capes? Kids love costumes! Anne Weil has dozens of great ideas to share. Whether you're planning a special Halloween costume, or fueling your child's creativity with items for imaginative play, The Costume Box will teach you easy techniques to make dozens of beautiful costumes. This class includes detailed instructions and pattern templates. You'll make capes that transform your child into a princess or superhero; wings for a dragon or fairy; no-sew skirts, crowns and sparkly wands; or a sword and armor. Create more than 50 costume designs with Anne's techniques!

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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • In The Costume Box, Anne Weil will teach you basic techniques that you and your children can use to create hundreds of different costume ideas.


Lesson 2. Tulle Tutu Skirt


Lesson 3. Tulle Crown


Lesson 4. Wands


Lesson 5. Wings


Lesson 6. Wing Straps


Lesson 7. Pearly Crown


Lesson 8. Royal Crown


Lesson 9. Sword


Lesson 10. Scabbard


Lesson 11. Chest Plate


Lesson 12. Boot Covers


Lesson 13. Hooded Cape 1


Lesson 14. Hooded Cape 2

"Anne's enthusiasm is totally infectious! I love that these projects foster your child's imagination as well as your own. I love the discussion of color theory and experimentation in the design process. As for approach and technique, I like that the projects don't require patterns and you don't really need a sewing machine, and the emphasis on adaptability (especially being able to alter a piece to suit a boy). Anne's instructions are clear and easy to follow, and I really like the way her personality comes through. ... in this Craftsy class you can almost forget you aren't in the same room with your teacher. Highly recommended!"
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