How to Make Wings

Many kinds of wings are used with crepe paper costumes.

Making Feather Wings

Feather wings, such as Cupid wings and angel wings, are made on a founda¬≠tion of wire bent in the correct shape, or if they are quite large, the foundation is made of cardboard reinforced with wire. When cardboard is used, cut inthe desired shape and then cut out the center, leaving a narrow frame. A wire, shaped to follow the outline of the wing, is fastened to Continue reading “How to Make Wings”

Making Crepe Paper Hats

The foundations for many different kinds of crepe paper hats are close fitting caps. Use a piece of crepe paper from 5 to 10 inches wide and long enough to reach around the head. Paste the two short ends together. Gather the top and fasten tightly with spool wire, leaving sufficient length to make the flower stem, if one is required. The lower edge may be turned back, making a double Continue reading “Making Crepe Paper Hats”

Hollyhock Costume

Hollyhock Crepe Paper Costume

materials needed (16 year old size):

2 Folds No. 46 Leaf Green Crepe Paper
1 Fold No. 41 Apple Green Crepe Paper
1 Fold No. 364 Decorated Crepe Paper
1 Sheet No. 13 Mat Stock

The foundation is a plain long waist to which is attached a skirt of fringe.
Panels of double crepe fluted on the edges extend from the shoulders to the bottom of the skirt, front and back. To the panels are pasted hollyhocks cut from Continue reading “Hollyhock Costume”

Wisteria Costume

Wisteria Crepe Paper Costume

materials needed (adult size):

3 Folds No. 22 Violet Crepe Paper
3 Folds No. 23 Purple Crepe Paper
1 Fold No. 45 Moss Green Crepe Paper
1 Fold No. 71 Tan Crepe Paper

The shape of the natural flower is obtained by cutting the foundation in a deep point on one side and covering with twisted Continue reading “Wisteria Costume”

Daffodil Costume

Daffodil Crepe Paper Costume

materials needed (16 year old size):

3 Folds No. 61 Light Amber Crepe Paper
3 Folds No. 63 Dark Amber Crepe Paper
2 Folds No. 45 Moss Green Crepe Paper
1 Doz. No. 10 Wire
1/2 Doz. No. 7 Wire
1 Sheet No. 13 Mat Stock

The skirt is a plain one slightly gathered at the waist. The bottom is fluted on the edge, turned up about 3 inches and the edge fluted again. Six large petals are Continue reading “Daffodil Costume”