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Fantasia Dancing Mushroom Costume

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For Halloween this year Mark was feeling apathetic because he couldn't come up with a good costume idea he could make in time. So to surprise him, the night before I got this idea to turn the hat you see here : into a Mushroom cap based on the Chinese Dancing Mushrooms from Disney's Fantasia. He was so thrilled and had a great time pretending to be a mushroom as we went around trick-or-treating with my cousin's kids at the mall - he was a big hit, hehe :D

Since the dancing mushrooms in Fantasia look oriental (since the song accompanying that scene is the Chinese dance from the Nutcracker) I tried to put together a white outfit with an oriental feel using a couple of different robes we already had, and a broad white sash aound the waist - which you can't really see in this photo. I chose a white skirt of mine instead of white pants because it would look more like the single stalk of a mushoom. I braided his hair down the back since you can occasionally see what looks like a little black braid or ponytail on the Fantasia mushrooms.

For the hat, I made a cover for the large basket hat Mark has out of some slightly stretchy reddish-orange microsuede stuff I had. I just cut a circle and put elastic in the hem so it can easily be taken on and off the hat. Using clear fishing line I sewed a bunch of large clear plastic beads on top for the dewdrops which the mushrooms shake off their heads at the begining of the dance in the movie. Underneath the hat I used some sheer tan fabric wrinkled and gathered to make the mushroom gills.

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4874x4761px 10.31 MB
Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Shutter Speed
1/21 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
18 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Nov 2, 2011, 4:02:15 PM
Sensor Size
23mm
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TheSeaKnight's avatar

I crocheted a Fantasia mushroom as a gift for my sister:

Fantasia Mushroom
NightLigt's avatar
This is amazing and perfect!
Voice-of-Kujira's avatar
I have a design that looks like this too, somewhat. Just beautiful. <3
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Nin10dohgirl's avatar
NP, I have this in my Favorites LOL
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BluuMaskedBandette10's avatar
I recognize it before I open it! I never knew someone would make it work in a cosplay!
XD
AWESOME JOB
puka23's avatar
Beautiful work :)
white-dragon-freya's avatar
it's amazing! I like it very much!
aelthwyn's avatar
Thank you so much! :aww:
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AmberAmethyst's avatar
Wow! That is amazing! And super creative.
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moyashisoba's avatar
ヾ(o´ェ`o)ノGOOD JOB!!
TheBrassGlass's avatar
That's brilliant.
MonikGala's avatar
Hi! I love it and have great art ideas! Can I use it as a stock?? 
Ginger-Seat's avatar
This is so cool! Nuu 
pitadragon's avatar
what do they call that type of hat?
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