A few months ago I was randomly inspired to create this awesome Elton John costume for my baby girl. I did a collaboration with Schoenhut for this AWESOME piano that I gave my son for his birthday, and thought it would be cool to do an Elton photo shoot to show it off.
This piano is really freaking cool. It has so many awesome features like the ability to hook up a USB to connect your piano to certain teaching apps, and you can even turn it into a karaoke machine with apps and the working microphone! Leopold LOVES it already and Finley does too! We might have a couple musicians on our hands!
(Disclaimer: I was gifted the piano for the post in question-that does not change my review or opinion!)
This Elton John costume was fairly simple to make, but you will need to to some hunting to find the perfect elements!
I happened upon this yellow romper while I was hunting for something just like this at Once Upon a Child (my local children’s consignment store). It was just a plain yellow romper starting out!
This is the romper I found (the EXACT same)
You can see there is a little white trim between the upper and lower portion of the romper. I just cut as much of that off as I could so it wouldn’t affect the way the sequins stuck.
I cut out a block of fabric from the neck portion to imitate that oh so deep V/U that Elton John sports. This is the only photo I could find for inspiration:
Then I cut out a V shape from each leg. This part was the biggest puzzle for me. I had purchased a very thick sheet of glitter material at Hobby Lobby, so I started by cutting a similar shape of that and hot gluing that to the fabric to hold the bell bottom shape.
In the fabrics section of Hobby Lobby, I found these sequin elastic pieces in the ribbon section. I bought maybe a half a foot to a foot of each color and just kind of cut and pasted until it worked.
I apologize that my tutorials are very vague. I always tend to just eyeball things and go with what works so I encourage you to do the same!
I also found the fur at Hobby Lobby, but here is something similar on Amazon:
I measured out the length of the shoulder that I would need, cut that, and then cut teardrop shapes out of the bottom.
I used my hot glue gun for parts of this costume that I didn’t need to stretch, like the sequins on the legs. For the majority of it, I used fabric glue!
I added a sequin ribbon as the belt, and yellow ribbons for trim to add a clean look to the neckline.