I wanted to make a costume that would stand out and that people would enjoy while we go out on our annual trick-or-treating to collect food for our local food pantry.
Needless to say these Magic Hat Bunny Costumes were a big hit - every person loved them!
Making the Bunny Costumes
The bunny outfits were made from white fleece and only 1/2 to waist where the hat rim was. Glued card board to fleece to make it flat for the bottom of bunny feet and glued pink felt we cut in shape of paw bottoms, then made top of feet and legs and stuffed it with fiber fill and attached them to our sides.
We did the same with the ears, as for our hands we got white gloves and individually cut and sewed the paw prints and pads.
The bow ties were made of foam with pink fabric over it and used a snap to keep it in place.
The bunny whiskers were made from black pipe cleaners with small elastic sewn to it so you can wear them.
Making the Magician's Black Hat
As for the large magician's black hat itself, it was black fabric with quilting pad between to make it more stiff and red fabric added before hat rim.
The hat rim was made mainly from a thick large box that was broken down and taped to stay hard then cut with exacto knife to round it, then hot glued on both sides thick foam type poster board so it would not only make it thicker but also it would be easier to glue the black fabric to it.
Our rims were pretty large - we had to get dressed outside due to being bigger than the door!
I then hot glued hat to rim, sewed the bunny outfit to hat and all was done.
These costumes were all hand-sewn, we did not use a machine, but I guess you could use one if you wanted.
This is not too hard to make, it is just time consuming it cost us about $60 to make and you can always use or buy remnants when possible, it does bring the overall cost down for the costumes.