After all, we grew up with the stories of “troldepus” (roughly translated to troll-sweetie). Troldepus is the story of a troll boy, who lives in the forests with his parents. He carries a white stick that can make him invisible, and his best friends are the animals of the forests, and together they experience all sorts of adventures. So give our 2016 troll Halloween costume a try – we’re sure you’ll love it!
Here’s how you put together a troll Halloween costume:
Ages: Toddler +
Cost: ~ $60
Sewing needed: Yes (by hand)
– brown onesie and stocking for base layer. Or brown shirt for older kids.
– flowery candle rings (optional for girl costume)
– troll/fairy ears
– faux fur fabric in a brownish color. About 3-4 should be plenty.
– needle and brown thread
1. Cut a long piece of the faux fur (choose your own desired length for the tail. Ours was about 1.5 foot).
2. Take several long pieces of wire and twist them together to make a thicker and more sturdy wire piece.
3. With needle and thread, sew the faux fur around the wire – taking care that the wire is bent at the ends so it doesn’t poke through the faux fur.
1. Find a pair of old shorts that your child still fits, but no longer uses. Measure out a long piece of the faux fur that will fit around the shorts. The depth of the piece depends on the length of your shorts, so measure according to the shorts and give it 1.5 inches extra at the bottom.
2. Use needle and thread to sew on the faux fur around the top seam of the shorts and to close the piece top to bottom along the side.
3. Cut a zig-zag pattern into the faux fur at the bottom (see picture above) to give the costume a rumpled look. Don’t cut too close to the hem of the shorts, then they will be visible.
4. Now, cut a small hole in the faux fur where you want the tail to go (Note: it’s important to do this before you continue to sew on the faux fur to the shorts).
5. Stick the tail through the little hole, and attach it with needle and thread on the inside of the faux fur.
6. With needle and thread, now continue to attach the faux fur at the left and right side of the shorts.
7. Finally, attach the faux fur right at the crotch of the shorts.
Note: We decided to give the troll Halloween costume a rumpled look by leaving the zig-zag pattern hanging down – giving it a cave-like look, which we think looks good on both boys and girls. But if you’re making this costume for a boy, and you think it looks too much like a skirt, you may want to attach the zig-zag flaps on the inside of the hem of the shorts.
1. Find an old hat. This can really be any hat that you don’t wish to use anymore. For smaller children we suggest something like a pilot hat because it ties underneath their chin, and they can’t pull it off.
2. Of the faux fur, cut out smaller pieces that fits the design of the hat. Use needle and thread to sew the faux fur onto the hat, covering the entire hat.
3. Pig tails and flowers (optional): For a girl, we think it to make pig tails and decorate with flowers. For this bunch up some left over cut piece of faux fur and sew it together in a bunch, then attach it with needle and thread to each corner top of the hat. Cut open the flower candle rings and run them around the bottom of the pig tail. Attach them with needle and thread so they stay put.
4. The ears: Buy a set of fairy ears. We found a perfect pair of Disguise Link Hylian Child Ears on Amazon. Attach these with needle and thread on the side of the wig where you feel the ears should be located. This can vary depending on what hat you use.
And there you have it, the cutest troll Halloween costume! Now you little one is ready to go trick or treating 🙂
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