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Wind Costume

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Oliver, 9, possesses a heady power, creating gales wherever he goes. To complete Oliver's costume, a piece of wire was slipped inside his tie and bent to imitate the force of a strong wind. For this style, hair shouldn't be very short.


  • Undershirt

  • Dress shirt

  • Towel

  • Smock

  • Hair lacquer

  • Silver dye

  • Necktie

  • Armature wire


  1. Dampen hair. Have child, in undershirt and dress shirt, lie on a bench so hair hangs over edge; place a rolled towel under his neck and a smock over clothes. Spray hair with hair lacquer and silver dye, twisting ends.

  2. Tie necktie. Cut and bend armature wire to mimic tie's shape, twisting at knot; cover ends with masking tape. Place tie around shirt collar to hang down back. Just below knot, slip wire ends through seams into tie (snip threads if needed). Slip loop inside shirt to lay flat against child's back; tape to undershirt. Bend tie to look windblown.

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