Homemade Maleficent Costume for a Child

My daughter was fascinated after watching the movie “Maleficent’ and decided to dress up in Maleficent costume. We wanted to give a try making the costume and it was a success.


  • Black polyester material.
  • I stitched the gown with long wide sleeves.


  • Two 9″ wires
  • Newspapers
  • Foil
  • Masking tape
  • Headband
  • Glue gun
  • Black shiny stretchy material for horns and head wrap
  • One black synthetic material for widows peak(the triangle in the front)
  • Electrical tape
  • Hair pins

Steps making the horns: I cut two 9″ wires. Crumpled three big and three small newspapers and one cone newspaper with some tissues stuffed in the newspaper through the wires, secured it with hot glue and masking tape per horn. Then covered it with foil giving it the shape of Maleficent’s horns. Then curl the wire ends and slide it through the headband. Take the black stretchy cloth and wrap around the horns along with the headband.

For widows peak: Cut a hexagon with leather piece keeping a wide and pointy tip and cover the borders with electrical tape.

Head wrap: Take about 3/4 t0 1/2 yard shiny cloth same used for horns. Cut slits on the sides.

Assemble: Make two pony tails. Wear the headband. Tie the ponytails around the headband to secures the horns on place. Place the widows peak and pin it. Lastly, Wrap the head using the head wrap.

Staff or Walking Stick:

  • One big stick from the backyard
  • One plastic ball
  • One black bird from the dollar store.
  • Tape
  • Glue gun

Everyone were stunned to see the horns and the Staff.

I don’t know if the head piece is clear in the pics. I took a lot of effort and it came out very beautiful.

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