Creating this costume was a little more difficult than anticipated, but is still very doable, and very budget friendly!
For the hat, I bought two squares of felt at a fabric store for a dollar, and a whole bunch of feathers from Blick for another. I traced an outline of my head on one felt square and then used that "pattern" to cut out both; all of it was then sewn together.
I was too lazy to sew an entire outfit, and was lucky enough to find this shirt in the men's section of H&M. I bought the largest size but still began by stretching it out as much as possible. I zig-zag cut the sleeves but opted not to do that to the bottom hem because it was already extremely short. (I ended up wearing my underarmour shorts beneath.) A ton of felt or green cloth will work well if you want to sew your own tunic, and that way you can make it the right length. Just use a T-shirt as a rough guide--Peter lived a bit of a rough-and-tumble life in the forest, so who cares if it's not perfect?
I'm quite proud of the flute. I bought high-quality construction paper from Blick, and rolled and hot-glued it all together, adding a piece of rope I had bought as well. (Initially, that rope was intended for a belt.)
My roommate had an acord with holes perfectly placed in it; I used a needle to get embroidery thread through. I really, really lucked out with this one!
Putting It Together
Tights, belts, and boots I already owned. I wanted bright green tights but had absolutely no luck finding any! I wanted to get moccasins but money prevented me; luckily these boots have tops that can be flipped up or down.
My costume is certainly not a perfect match, but I had a ton of fun making it! Have some silly photos :D
I headed to campus to participate in an RA friend's Halloween event. She was wearing her Ren Fair outfit, which works perfectly as a makeshift Wendy-Bird!
My friend Jen was a skeleton--check out that makeup!
And then we paraded around the impeccably decorated Beacon Hill, working on the event scavenger hunt. A very fun night!
What did you do for Halloween? Did you DIY, buy, or not dress up?