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Fantasia Dancing Mushroom Costume by aelthwyn Fantasia Dancing Mushroom Costume by aelthwyn
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For Halloween this year Mark was feeling apathetic because he couldn't come up with a good costume idea he could make in time. So to surprise him, the night before I got this idea to turn the hat you see here : into a Mushroom cap based on the Chinese Dancing Mushrooms from Disney's Fantasia. He was so thrilled and had a great time pretending to be a mushroom as we went around trick-or-treating with my cousin's kids at the mall - he was a big hit, hehe :D

Since the dancing mushrooms in Fantasia look oriental (since the song accompanying that scene is the Chinese dance from the Nutcracker) I tried to put together a white outfit with an oriental feel using a couple of different robes we already had, and a broad white sash aound the waist - which you can't really see in this photo. I chose a white skirt of mine instead of white pants because it would look more like the single stalk of a mushoom. I braided his hair down the back since you can occasionally see what looks like a little black braid or ponytail on the Fantasia mushrooms.

For the hat, I made a cover for the large basket hat Mark has out of some slightly stretchy reddish-orange microsuede stuff I had. I just cut a circle and put elastic in the hem so it can easily be taken on and off the hat. Using clear fishing line I sewed a bunch of large clear plastic beads on top for the dewdrops which the mushrooms shake off their heads at the begining of the dance in the movie. Underneath the hat I used some sheer tan fabric wrinkled and gathered to make the mushroom gills.

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:iconwhite-dragon-freya:
white-dragon-freya Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017
it's amazing! I like it very much!
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:iconjohnlockeddancer:
JohnlockedDancer Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Beautiful!
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:iconamberamethyst:
AmberAmethyst Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! That is amazing! And super creative.
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:iconmoyashisoba:
moyashisoba Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
ヾ(o´ェ`o)ノGOOD JOB!!
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:iconthebrassglass:
TheBrassGlass Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Professional General Artist
That's brilliant.
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:iconmonikgala:
MonikGala Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hi! I love it and have great art ideas! Can I use it as a stock?? 
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:iconginger-seat:
Ginger-Seat Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
This is so cool! Nuu 
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:iconpitadragon:
pitadragon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
what do they call that type of hat?
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:icongnarledgnome:
GnarledGnome Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!
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:iconklaudia-ayame:
Klaudia-Ayame Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
you win!Clap 
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:iconzaracha-bengalegon:
Zaracha-Bengalegon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2015
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!
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:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! :D
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:iconzaracha-bengalegon:
Zaracha-Bengalegon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
Where did you find such huge crystal beads?
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:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
sorry for such a late reply.  These were plastic ones that I believe I got from my grandma a long time ago and had never found a use for. :)
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:iconzaracha-bengalegon:
Zaracha-Bengalegon Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
No biggie, thats cool, I wonder where she got them
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:iconbirrueta:
Birrueta Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
THIS IS SO CREATIVE!!! I LOVE THE CRYSTALS
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:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! :D
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:icondarknesscrawls:
DarknessCrawls Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this brings me back a couple years! i loved fantasia as a kid!
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:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: me too!
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:iconmiss-gato:
Miss-Gato Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
best mushroom costume ever created...kudos
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:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! :D
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:iconemeania:
Emeania Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Student General Artist
This has honestly made my day! fantastic! I love it!!!Clap Heart Heart Heart 
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:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe, why thank you! :aww:
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:iconoutcastangel696:
OutcastAngel696 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
wow what? This is awesome! 
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:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:D hehe, thank you!
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:iconsleetwealth:
Sleetwealth Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
freekin epic!!!Adoration!XD
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:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:D thank you!
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:iconbrekatt:
BREkatt Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student General Artist
OMG The Dancing Mushrooms were and still are my favorite part of Fantasia. <3
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:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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:iconmaikekai:
Maikekai Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is really cool!
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:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you!
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:iconannamaylover:
AnnaMayLover Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
This is so brilliant! I'm impressed and delighted by your creativity and originality. Great costume.
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:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! :D
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:iconashbash88:
Ashbash88 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
<3 sooooo beautiful 
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:iconwhitewingedfox:
Whitewingedfox Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Amazing! wonderful detail and color choice!
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:icondewdropmon:
Dewdropmon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
That's awesome! XD
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:iconrangerlou:
Rangerlou Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
This is hands down, THE most original cosplay idea I've ever seen! Well done! :icondragonnod1:
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:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
hehe, thank you! :D
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:icontijonwolfsmajestys:
TijonWolfsMajestys Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
VERY cool :)
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:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D
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:icontijonwolfsmajestys:
TijonWolfsMajestys Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Welcome ^^
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:iconvickers-von-stitch:
Vickers-von-Stitch Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
<3 I love thissss! What a great costume! I taps into my joy as a kid watching Fantasia! The little mushys were the cutest!

It seems a simple costume, but the way you do the folds and way to make the gills out of the flowing fabric... And that basket hat!!! Eeee \></

You really look amazing! Ace job!!!
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:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D thank you very much it was indeed simple, but very fun!
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:iconcaphyra:
Caphyra Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Student
Awesome !!! =D
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:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! :hug:
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:iconamineefreak:
amineefreak Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
OMG that's cool!
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:iconaelthwyn:
aelthwyn Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:D hehe, thank you!
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:iconamineefreak:
amineefreak Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
your welcome ;D
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