How to Make a Seven Dwarfs Costume

By Max. D Gray. Updated: February 13, 2017
How to Make a Seven Dwarfs Costume

Would you like to dress up as a dwarf from Snow White and the seven Dwarfs with your very own homemade costume? It's very simple! It's an ideal costume for both children and adults, either for Carnival or any other fancy dress party.With very little, you can create your own dwarf costume and be a part of your own fairy tale involving these little characters. Follow the OneHowTo steps and learn how to make a seven dwarfs costume.

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Steps to follow:

One of the most characteristic elements of a dwarf costume is the hat, which is big and pointed. To prepare it yourself, you will need a piece of felt large enough to be able to make it by twisting the fabric as if it were a cone, or even with a triangular pattern, and sew both sides. When you turn it inside out, you won't see the seams. You can also use an old Santa Claus hat if you don't want to make a sever Dwarfs costume hat yourself and get rid of the bauble on the tip.

Depending on the dwarf you are planning to be, you'll use a certain color for your hat:

  • Dopey: Purple
  • Grumpy:Brown
  • Happy: Yellow
  • Doc: Brown
  • Sneezy: Yellow
  • Sleepy: Blue
  • Bashful: Blue
How to Make a Seven Dwarfs Costume - Step 1

Also, you will need a shirt in the color of your dwarf. Always try to get a wide one that's not too close-fitting. In the case of dwarf costumes for children, you can use an adult shirt. Each of the seven dwarfs has a different colored long sleeved shirt:

  • Dopey: Green
  • Grumpy: Red
  • Happy: Brown
  • Doc: Red
  • Sneezy: Brown
  • Sleepy: Tan or beige
  • Bashful: Yellow

Put a wide black or brown belt with a large buckle on top of the dwarf shirt. As it can be difficult to find a belt like this, you can also make it with a 10 cm-wide piece felt surrounding your waist, and golden cardboard, which you can cut into the shape of the buckle and thread past the felt.

How to Make a Seven Dwarfs Costume - Step 3

To dress up as a dwarf from Snow White, you can choose some tights or leggings, as well as some baggy trousers in the correct color of each of the seven dwarfs:

  • Dopey: You can choose any pants as his shirt is so long they will hardly be showing
  • Grumpy: Brown
  • Happy: Blue
  • Doc: Light brown or beige
  • Sneezy: Maroon
  • Sleepy: Maroon
  • Bashful: Orange

As for your dwarf shoes we recommend drawing a cover for your shoes with felt or foam, in the form of boots, with a pointed tip.

How to Make a Seven Dwarfs Costume - Step 5

For most of the dwarf costumes, you will need a beard, such as in the cases of Doc, Bashful, Sneezy, Happy, Grumpy and Sleepy.

You will be able to find white beards in most fancy dress shops. You'll only need to cut your beard according to your character's bead length.

However, you can also make your own dwarf beard at home by creating a cardboard base in the shape of a beard, cutting out a hole for the mouth and sticking pieces of cotton wool to it to create the perfect beard. Attach an elastic band to it so it can go over the head.


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