How to Make Costumes of the Seven Dwarfs

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Fans of the 1937 movie classic ‌Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs‌ are familiar with the distinctive personalities of Snow White's miner friends, Sleepy, Sneezy, Dopey, Happy, Grumpy, Bashful and Doc. A group of seven friends can become the dwarfs for Halloween, each adopting a particular character. Stocking caps, baggy clothing and a few choice accessories will transform your DIY group costume into the dwarfs. Dress each person in a different-colored T-shirt and add finishing touches to reflect the dwarfs' individualities.


Things You'll Need

  • 7 knit stocking caps

  • 7 over-sized shirts, long-sleeved

  • 7 belts

  • 7 pairs baggy pants

  • 7 pairs boots

  • 6 Santa-style beards

  • Pillow

  • Pink and black face paint

  • Large pair fake ears

  • Toy trumpet

  • Flower basket

  • Wire-rim glasses

Get Your Cosplay On

Dress each person in the stocking caps (dwarf hats), over-sized shirts, pants and boots. Fasten a belt around each person's waist, over the shirt. Distribute the Santa-style beards for every dwarf, except Dopey, to wear to get your seven dwarfs costumes started.


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Accessorize Sleepy

Give Sleepy a pillow to carry with their costume. Advise them to yawn excessively, whether they're at a Halloween party or out trick-or-treating.


Add the Finishing Touches to Sneezy

Paint Sneezy's nose pink for the look of a sore nose. Sneeze loudly instead of saying, "Trick or treat!" Even fairy tale Disney princess worlds have allergens.


Time for Dopey and Happy

Attach the fake pair of ears over Dopey's own ears. Give the toy trumpet to Happy. Advise both characters to smile often; after all, you're living it up on this storybook Halloween!


Grumpify Your Next Disney Costume

Paint a severe black line over each of Grumpy's eyebrows and advise them to scowl. The more menacing the scowl, the more likely you'll be to ward off Disney villains.



Don't Be Shy with Bashful's Dwarf Costume

Fill a basket with silk flowers for Bashful. Paint their cheeks pink to create the flush of embarrassment.


Last but Not Least with Your Group Halloween Costume: Doc

Give the glasses to Doc to wear and assign them to lead the group of dwarfs when walking from door to door. This final dwarfs Halloween costume completes the full ensemble. Now go tackle the Halloween party circuit with this cosplay costume idea!


Make name tags for each dwarf, if desired. Carry seven plastic mining picks for an extra costume touch. Form a line and march while trick-or-treating, whistling songs together to stand out as a group.



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