If you would like to be a genie for Halloween, or if you need a genie costume for any costume party or for a school play, you can make one yourself with just a bit of crafty talent and some vivid imagination. You may not have everything you need at home for a genie costume, but you should be able to buy any items you need to complete the costume really cheap if you shop at thrift stores, dollar stores or even Walmart.
To make a genie costume, start by deciding on the color you want. The costume should pretty much be the same color from head to toe to give it a balanced look. Try to pick a light or bright color like hot pink, baby blue, mint green or pale purple for a child’s genie costume. For an adult genie costume, you can also use a light or bright color scheme, or you can go for a sexy genie look by choosing black, red or metallic gold.
For the bottom of the costume, you will either need a pair of wide leg pants or you can create the bottom using scarfs. If you prefer pants, you can make a pair of genie pants using satin fabric and any simple wide leg pant pattern. Then create a cuff around the ankles by passing elastic through the hem of the cuff so the cuff is snug to the ankle, giving the pants a true genie look.
An easier way to create the bottom of a genie costume is to attach sheer scarves to some type of pants. For a child’s genie costume, you could use shiny leggings or biker shorts and just attach some scarves to the waist then also attach them to their ankles using rubber bands. For an adult genie costume, you can attach the scarves to a bikini bottom for a more sexy look. If you don’t have scarves or can’t find any you like in any store, just buy yardage of any sheer drapery fabric. You can find sheer fabric really cheap at any store that sells fabric.
For the top of the costume, you can be as covered up as you want or as sexy as you want. For a child, you can use a tight top like a dance skin and add a cute little bolero jacket over it. For an adult you can wear a bikini top or a sexy bra. Then you can drape scarves over the top however you like.
For shoes, any type of flip flop will work. You can dress them up by gluing cheap gemstones along the straps on the top of the foot. Ballet slippers also work well and are a better choice for a child if they will be doing a lot of walking for trick-or-treating. You can also add shiny ankle bracelets for a fancy look.
For the headpiece, try to find a pony tail that you can attach to the back of your head. If you can’t find a pony tail, you might be able to find a long wig at a thrift store, then cut a pony tail off the wig, secure the end with glue, and use it as a pony tail. If you can’t find any type of hair pony tail, you can always make a fun pony tail using fancy yarn.
To get some ideas on how you can make a genie costume, you can do a search on the internet for genie costume images. Here are just a few images you can look at to get you started in the right direction:
Genie Costume for a Child – Image #1
Genie Costume for a Child – Image #2
Genie Costume for a Child – Image #3
Genie Costume for an Adult – Image #1
Genie Costume for an Adult – Image #2
Genie Costume for an Adult – Image #3