": one of the forest gods in Greek mythology who have faces and bodies like men and ears, legs, and tails like goats" -(source)
A satyr is what my son wanted to be for Halloween this year. He was inspired by the books written by Rick Riordan. We were even lucky enough to snag a signed copy of his latest book! Exciting!
Here is the finished costume and how we made it...if you would like to create a similar one yourself. It pretty much consists of a hat, shirt, pants, and shoes.
You will need a hat, orange t-shirt, sweat pants, slippers, fur fabric, Sculpey Ultra Light Polymer Clay, paint, hot-glue, a strong glue (like E6000), and inkjet iron-on transfer paper.
1. the hat: My son had the great idea of attaching the horns to a hat, instead of a headband or something like that. We couldn't find a "trucker" style hat while shopping, so we made one by painting a black hat. I sketched and painted the word satyr on the white painted portion of the hat to get a graffiti look. I made the horns using Sculpey Ultra Light Polymer Clay. It was my first time working with it, and it really is super light! It felt like taffy! I made the bottoms flare out to anchor them in the hat. After I baked the clay, I painted them and sealed them with mod podge. To attach the horns to the hat, I made an "X" like slit where I wanted them in the top of the hat, pushed them through, and hot-glued them in place. You can use a stronger glue too. I also hot-glued felt over the exposed clay on the inside of the hat to make it more sturdy and comfortable.
2. the shirt: This was easy, and I'm sure there are multiple ways to do it (like using a freezer paper stencil). We just found an image online and printed it on inkjet iron-on transfer paper, then ironed it on the shirt. Camp Half-Blood is from the Rick Riordan books. It's "a state-of-the-art training facility for young demigods"-(source).
3. the pants: We used gray sweatpants. I cut two large circles from the fur fabric (purchased at Jo-Ann Fabric), using a plate to trace out the shape. I also cut long rectangles to wrap around the bottom of the legs, using the pants as a guide. I cut out a small circle, cut it in half, and folded it to use as the small tail. I attached the fur to the pants with hot-glue, but also stitched around the edges to hold in place.
4. the shoes (hooves): For the hooves, I also used the shape. After they cooled, I painted them, sealed them with mod podge, and glued them (with a strong glue, like E6000) to the front/toe portion of the slippers. You will also want to rough up the underneath of the hooves, so they adhere better to the slippers. I used a plate to trace and cut a circular piece of fur fabric for the tops of the slippers and cut a slit down the middle, then hot-glued in place. They turned out so cool and are really comfortable!
Oh, and we purchased pan pipes for him to carry! I forgot to get a photo:/
Overall....both my son and I were really pleased with how the costume turned out! Plus, he has a shirt he can wear after Halloween!
Feel free to email me with any questions!
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