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How to Make a King Julien Costume

There are many Netflix original series that my kids love to watch, but the one series that they enjoy watching over and over again is All Hail King Julien. The show is hilarious, and one that families can enjoy watching together. As Halloween has quickly approached, and we began discussing different costume options, my son immediately knew that he wanted a King Julien costume. The only problem is that it’s not a costume that can be found in a costume store. So, I put my thinking cap on and started to brainstorm about how I could make him a King Julien costume.

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First, I watched a couple of All Hail King Julien episodes with my son. We laughed hysterically together while watching King Julien and his funny antics. Then it was time to start putting the costume together. I knew that the body would be easy, and planned to start with a grey sweat shirt and sweat pants – but the hat was going to be the biggest challenge.

King Julien Costume Supplies

Here are the supplies needed:

1 Grey sweatshirt
1 Grey sweatpant
1 White baseball cap
1 Black feather boa
1 Sheet of stiff yellow felt
1 Sheet of stiff orange felt
1 Sheet of stiff green felt
1 Bottle of grey fabric spray paint
1 Bottle of yellow fabric spray paint
1 Large clip
1 Glue gun/glue sticks
(optional glitter glue)

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Directions:

1. Take the black boa, and spray grey stripes on it. I had to do this about 2-3 times to get the grey to show bright enough on the black boa.

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2. If you can find a yellow baseball cap then you can skip this step – but I couldn’t find one anywhere. I purchased a white cap at our craft store, and used the yellow fabric paint to paint it yellow – then let it dry for a couple of hours.

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3. I then used the stiff felt to cut out shapes of grass similar to the grass on his crown. Then use the glue gun to glue the pieces onto the top of the baseball cap. (You will need to use a lot of glue to make them stick well to the top of the hat.

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4. Once the felt is glued to the hat, you can use glitter glue to embellish it.

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5. At first, I was going to sew the tail onto the pants, but then I changed my mind because I wanted my son to be able to wear the pants after Halloween. I used a large black clip (can be found at any office supply) to clip the tail onto the pants. Put the clip on the inside of the pants, so people don’t see it, and it will hold the tail on nicely throughout the night. Then your kiddo can still wear the pants following Halloween.

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6. Viola..you now have a King Julien Costume!!

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Have fun making this simple DIY King Julien costume for your kids this year. Don’t miss watching the series All Hail King Julien on Netflix.

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