Tuesday, October 18, 2011
How to make hair like Jack's!
About a month ago I was at Costco with my kids and we browsed the Halloween costumes for ideas. Jackson immediately wanted the Jack Sparrow costume. At that time it was only $15 so I figured "what the heck" and bought it expecting him to change his mind by Halloween. Well he didn't. He loves it and wears it almost every day. Talk about getting my money's worth.
The costume is decent but needed a few adjustments. One thing that I noticed first off was the hair. It was stringy and light brown. SO NOT JACK SPARROW. So I changed it. I used this beautiful brown yarn that had hints of red and black. I cut it into long pieces and bunched them into groups of 10-15 strings. Then I used clear rubber bands to hold the yarn in place. Some of the bunches I braided, and some I just made into loose pony tails. In the front I left a few loose strands that I strung beads onto.
Then I took a bandanna and some red felt. I took strips of felt that I sewed the yarn to, sandwiching the yarn in between two strips. Then I sewed the felt strips to the bandanna in four clusters; two on the front and one on each side going towards the back.