My sister is so crafty. We went to visit her last weekend and celebrated our daughter’s 5th birthday. Kira loves My Little Pony…so my sister surprised her with a homemade Fluttershy costume and a My Little Pony Equestria Girls Fluttershy doll.
Here is how Wendy created this amazing costume:
She cut two foam sheets into wing like shapes. One smaller than the other and glued them together with foam glue. She decided they needed some glitter so took them outside and added that. She didn’t have the correct glue so just used the foam glue. It worked fine although Kira was quick to point out she could see the glue strokes on the wings. Wendy told her that was how it was supposed to look. She loved the glitter and particularly like mushing her hands against it so the glitter would come off and she could wipe it on Riggins (Aunt Wendy’s dog). Riggins loves Kira more than anything so seemed fine with being turned into a glittery pony dog. Wendy poked two holes in the back and pushed through a woman’s elastic headband that would then hook around Kira’s arms.
Wendy had purchased 2 of the skinny boas. Michael’s had the boas in two places. One was hanging with a more elaborate boa in one aisle while the other was wrapped around a piece of cardboard in another aisle. Same exact size and look. The one wrapped was over a dollar cheaper so keep you eyes open. My sister has a stash of headbands at home that she uses for the custom flower headbands she makes, but wasn’t sure if they were too big for a little head. Luckily she found $1 glittery pink ones in the check out line. Wendy then cut ear shapes out of two different colors of foam sheets and glued the small (inside of ear) to the big. She then swapped out the foam glue for a glue gun because she didn’t have time to sit around and wait for glue to dry. She took the ear shapes and folded the bottom ends on top of each other to make them cone like (at the bottom). That made a great base to glue straight onto the headband. After she got the ears on she took the two boas and cut each into 4 pieces. She took 5 pieces and glued them onto the headband between the ears. She choose to make small loops at the top of the headband for bangs that stood up (like a mane) and then just let the rest fall off the back. HOT TIP: She added a dot of glue to the cut end of each boa strand to help keep it from unraveling pink feathers everywhere.
She grabbed a piece of thick ribbon to tie around the waist and two skinny ribbons to use for attaching. She used the last 3 pieces of boa and tied them together then tied them to the ribbon. She added some glue for extra security.
The last day Aunt Wendy painted her face so that she had butterflies on her cheeks. Fluttershy’s cutie mark (that special little picture on the ponies bum).
TA DA … PONY GIRL!
Kira loves this costume so much! She loves being a pony! Thank you Aunt Wendy! You can visit my sister’s blog and read about her creations and fun activities HERE.