Dragon Costume Ears
I’ve got a thing for costume accessories. They are the difference between a costume that is “meh” and one that sparks costume envy.
Accessories are the small touches with a big impact. An entire costume can be built from a little black dress or jeans and a t-shirt simply by adding costume accessories.
I admit, that a minimal costume isn’t my go-to. I’m more or a maximalist, adding costume bits and accessories right up to the last minute.
As such, I’m always on the look-out for accessories I can DIY and add to my ever-growing costume closet.
One Is Never Enough
Recently, I spotted a pair of ears attached to a headband in a costume catalog and I set out to make my own version.
As is often the case when creating, I veered off the path, and the result wasn’t what I first envisioned.
While these dragon costume ears can be attached to a headband, they can also be worn by simply slipping them behind your ear.
And, in normal Making Make Believe mode, one design was not enough. I ended up with three styles of whimsical character ears, Fairy Folk, Mermaid, and this one, inspired by the Dragon.
Let's Make Some Dragon Costume Ears
We will need:
Glittered craft foam
Craft felt square
Craft felt square for accent
Cutting machine, scissors, or X-Acto knife
Adhesive – I’m using E6000
We will also need the free Dragon Ears template from the Haunted Library. Choose the SVG for machine cutting or the PDF for hand-cutting.
First, cut two of the ear pieces from craft foam and two from felt.
Then, cut two accent pieces from your contrasting felt.
Now, glue felt ear pieces to the back of the foam ear pieces and trim any pieces that don’t match up.
Align accent piece to foam front of ears and glue into place.
Attach ears to head band to wear or slip behind your ears.
You are now ready to slay your dragon costume!
So, what do you think? Will a pair of these DIY dragon costume ears be part of your costume ensemble?