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Pegasus-Unicorn Costume

An iridescent fringed party curtain, glittery fabric (for ears and hooves), a pleated dancer's cape, and an LED candle (for the horn) are the magic ingredients that make this winged pony glow.

pegasus unicorn halloween costume

Photography: Addie Juell

Source: Martha Stewart Living, October 2018

Introduction

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materials

  • Iridescent fringed party curtain, at least 7 feet long, (Pictured: ShinyBeauty foil fringe party curtain, $8.)

  • String or wire, 6 inches long

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

  • White ski hood

  • Large safety pins

  • White leotard and tights (Pictured: Leotard Boutique lined long-sleeve leotard, in White, $20; and Jeffries microfiber tights, in White, $8, leotardboutique.com.)

  • Battery-powered LED candle

  • Plastic wrap

  • Spray adhesive

  • Iridescent glitter

  • White headband with teeth, 1 inch (Pictured: Lucco Balaclava face mask, $8; and Motique Accessories plastic hard headband with teeth, 1", in White, $6, amazon.com.)

  • Glittery canvas (Pictured: Beans and Peanuts Vanilla Sparkles Chunky Glitteron white canvas back, 8" by 11", $4, beansandpeanuts.etsy.com.)

  • Holographic vinyl (Pictured: Wento silver holographic vinyl, $11 for 1/4 yd., wento.etsy.com.)

  • Adhesive Velcro strips

  • Angel's-wing dance cape (Pictured: Danzia Worship AngelWing, in Silver, $30, danzia.com.)

steps

  1. Mane and tail: Gather curtain into a "ponytail" about 2 feet from bottom; secure with string. Cut off part of curtain 2 feet above string, so you have two roughly even sections. Set aside part you just cut off (the tail). Hot-glue top edge of remaining curtain down center of hood; cut off excess. Repeat two to three times, hot-gluing additional strips of curtain on top of first to form a mane; let dry completely. When ready to wear, trim front of mane to create "bangs," and safety-pin reserved ponytail section to leotard and tights through string.

  2. Horn: Unscrew candle top from base. Roll plastic wrap into a loose "rope." Wrap around candle so it’s tapered like a horn, thickest at the bottom and narrowing to a point; secure with hot glue. Mist all over with spray adhesive and decorate with glitter. Tap to remove excess. Hot-glue candle base onto center of headband; let dry completely. When ready to wear, screw candle top with battery into base to illuminate horn.

  3. Ears and hooves: Cut 2 triangular shapes with rounded bottoms out of canvas and 2 out of vinyl. Hot-glue backs of vinyl pieces to backs of canvas pieces. Curve bottoms of triangles so that "ears" stand up, with vinyl on inside of ear shape; hot-glue onto headband and let dry completely. Cut two 6-inch doughnut shapes out of vinyl, with openings large enough to fit wrists and ankles, then cut in half, for "hooves." Stick halves of Velcro on opposite straight edges of hooves to secure to themselves.

  4. Put on dance cape for wings.

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