How to Make a Maggie Simpson Costume

Everybody knows the Simpsons – an animated television show that is the longest running sitcom in America. The show is based on a family, and has many interesting characters. Daughter of Marge and Homer, and sister of Bart and Lisa, Maggie Simpson is the youngest member of the family. The character, originally created by Matt Groening, gained massive popularity within a short period of time.

The costume of each member of the Simpson family is nearly identical. So, if you are familiar with the costume of other member of the family, making a Maggie Simpson costume should not a hectic activity for you. It requires only a few simple items.

Things required

– Baby or dark blue fabric
– Scissors
– Needle and thread or sewing machine
– Yellow poster board
– String
– Glue
– Red pacifier

Instructions

  • 1

    You need to take measurements of the person who will wear the costume. Measure the costume wearer from shoulder downwards. The measurement of shoulders, arms and wrists is also very important. Add all the measuring figures together, and divide by 2. Now you are supposed to add half inch to the total for hems.

  • 2

    After finishing with the measurements, purchase the fabric. As far as the quality of the fabric is concerned, the choice is entirely yours. The amount of fabric depends on the size of the person, whom you are making it for.

  • 3

    It is the time to use the scissor. Cut the fabric to match the length of the measurements that you noted in the first step. Once the fabric is cut, note the circumference of the top of the person’s arms and wrists.

  • 4

    You need to know basic sewing techniques. Once you have cut the fabric into different pieces, sew them. Make sure you join the pieces with a 1/4- to 1/2-inch hem on each side.

  • 5

    After finishing with the sewing, trim the fabric a little to create a half circle neckline. The size of the cut entirely depends on the size of the person, who will wear this costume. Now attach the already cut arms to the costume.

  • 6

    Take a yellow poster board and draw a spiky sun for Maggie’s hair.  You are also supposed to make a small bowtie-type bow. It can easily be made of the leftovers of the fabric.  Glue the blow right in the middle of hat.

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