DIY Costumes: Making Wings Out of Simple Items

DIY Costume in DenverIt’s the holiday season and parties are just around the corner. If you are a parent with lots of kids, these days can be stressful. You do not want your kids missing out on all the fun just because they do not have the costumes to attend parties in. When you are tight on the budget, it can be heartbreaking to see your kids not having fun during this supposed to be a happy season.

Everything you need you can find at costume stores in Denver these days. When you are on a budget, you may want to create the props to complete the look yourself. Among the most common props children use for their costumes are wings. Here is a guide for do-it-yourself wings.


What you need are large plain cardboards and a roll of ribbons. Depending on the character your child has to play, you may get other items to color or reinforce the cardboards. When they need to be an angel, feathers from a used pillow may suffice. If you do not have feather pillows, you can simply use a roll of tissue paper and shape each square into ruffles. For other types of wings such as bats or bees, you can simply draw or paint on the cardboard.


Cut out the cardboards together so you end up with a symmetrical pair. Punch two holes on the inner side of the wing and insert the ribbon to create a strap. Make sure the strap is not too tight that your child cannot wear it or too loose that they fall off. When your child wears the pair of wings, tie another ribbon to keep the cardboards together.

You do not always have to buy every piece when you can make them yourself. It can even be a great way to bond with your child making them.