“The wind, the wind, you are powerful, you drive swarms of clouds, you care about the blue sea, everywhere you blow in the open ...” - this is what the wind sounds and looks like in the words of A. Pushkin in one of his immortal tales. Having a little rummaging in memory, you will find there not one image and not one association with the wind. Maybe it will be a destructive tornado, or a refreshing sea breeze. The task is complicated when this very image has to be taken out of abstraction into specifics, or rather, to come up with a theatrical costume based on your ideas that would convey the character's character and help the viewer identify him more accurately. And the task seems to be quite insurmountable to come up with such a costume for a child. Recommendations and photos will help to cope with the task.
Features of creating a breeze costume for a boy
Of course, to figure out for a child the costume of a pirate or Kapitoshka is much easier than a costume that displays a natural phenomenon. And on the other hand - this is an occasion to move away from stereotypes and show remarkable imagination. So, imagine that you read the very announcement in the kindergarten, in which “all the girls are snowflakes”, and you are left face to face with an extremely difficult task to make a costume of the breeze.
The first thing we will stop at is to try to understand what difficulties we may encounter and what should be taken into account:
- The suit should not interfere with the movements of the child and create a danger that he or someone nearby can step on the edge of the cloth, fringe or ribbon, stumble and fall;
- the suit should not constrain movements;
- the color scheme should be suitable for the boy and for that artistic image that needs to be created;
- you need to think about what materials, fittings and accessories will best help convey the movement of air, the sound of the wind.
What is required for a wind suit
Take a sheet of paper and a pen, imagine the pictures of the wind in nature before your eyes and try to write down on your sheet first your feelings, emotions that these ideas evoke in you, and then - the images, sounds, textures with which they are associated with you. The picture is approximately the following:
- Confusion, pacification, movement, noise, whirlwind, activity, restlessness, restlessness, volume;
- Rustling, foil, transparent fabric, fabric, tulle, organza, rain, sparkles, sequins, balloons, fringe, long cloak;
- colors - blue, blue, silver, gray, white, turquoise.
Now let's try to choose materials that will best convey the image of the wind for our associative series:
- Translucent airy fabric - organza, tulle, tulle; To add density to the look, you can use plush or velveteen;
Important! It is better not to use silk - neither natural nor artificial, because it does not hold volume at all, has the property of electrifying and sticking.
- rain for Christmas tree decorations, sequins or decorative braid or ribbons decorated with foil or sequins;
- several packs of simple plastic bags with handles (you can make rustling “fringe” from them).
How to make a wind suit for a boy with your own hands
After lengthy Internet searches, it seems that the best option for a boy’s breeze suit is pants and a wrist-length cloak. If everything is clear with panties - you can choose any style, then with a cloak there are 2 options. You can sew it in the form of a circle with a slit for the head, or in the form of a “musketeer cloak”, and for the arms make arm ruffles, which are then richly decorated with decor. Let us dwell on the second option:
- Using a measuring tape, take measurements and transfer them to a cardboard pattern. We will need to measure the length of the trousers from the waist to the ankles, the volume of the waist and hips, the volume of the lower leg with an allowance of 2 to 5-6 cm, depending on the style. For a cloak, measure the length along the back and arm, from the highest point of the shoulder to the wrist.
Important! The stage of creating a pattern should not be neglected - even if it seems to you that “you can do it already”, it is better to play it safe. Transferring your idea first to cardboard, and only then to fabric, with indentation for seams laid, you will get an even seam, symmetrical edges, and the suit will have a solid and neat appearance.
- Using a piece of soap or crayon, transfer the contours of the pattern to the fabric, leaving an indent for the double turn of the seam.
- We cut out the pattern and sweep it with a “live” thread. In the raincoat, leave a slit for the head, fold the rectangular cloth in half across and sweep under your arms to better hold the raincoat.
- We process seams on a typewriter. In general, the costume is ready.
Additional accessories and decor
In order for the costume to make a lasting impression, you need to complement it with decor. What options can be offered:
- Glue or sew on the cloak applique with stars, sun or a month - you can use golden silk, organza or even foil, decorate with sequins or rain threads.
- The edges of the cloak can be decorated with a decorative fringe border.
- On the neck you can sew a shirt shirt with long ribbons of organza and overlay them around the edge - they will acquire an interesting undulation. If you have chosen a circular model of a raincoat, then you can make a rim with ribbons along the neck.
On the hands you can sew arm ruffles decorated with organza or foil ribbons. Huge rustling pompons from plastic bags, with tied handles cut into strips, can become an interesting decoration for a costume.