Not long after Annabel saw The Lego Movie she declared she wanted to be Wyldstyle for Halloween. Since the movie came out in February, I didn’t think that would actually happen. But here we are, a few weeks before Halloween, and she’s still firmly insisting on Wyldstyle. I started looking for costumes from The Lego Movie back in August, just in case. I figured they’d sell fast because the movie was a huge hit, but I quickly found out that there are no costumes from the movie at all. As in, they didn’t make any. Such a huge merchandising fail! Luckily, the character of Wyldstyle wears a pretty simple outfit – a black sweat suit with splashes of color on it – so I thought I’d attempt to make one. And I figured if it didn’t work, I could just give her a gentle nudge towards dressing as Anna or Elsa, hahaha.
Black pants and hoodie (these are from Target.com)
Blue and pink fabric paint
Blue and pink ribbon
Glue, pencil (not pictured)
Black hair elastic
Wyldstyle pattern to copy (click for a printable I made)
(I ended up only using the pins to hem the pants)
I asked Annie for her Wyldstyle minifig (for inspiration) and was met with a blank stare. So…I turned to the internet and printed up a picture so I could have something to go by. I was nervous. Remember, I usually have my husband or brother draw circles for me. But I decided to go slowly and do small portions of the design at a time, slowly drawing it out with fabric paint.
I used the eraser-end of a pencil to spread the paint and give it that sort of “splashed on” look that Wyldstyle’s outfit has.
The fabric paint needed four hours to dry. As the paint set, I’d go back and fill in any spots that needed extra color.
After the blue paint dried, I added the hot pink.
I found a picture of the hood and tried to copy it…with eh, close enough results.
I also put some paint on the pants after Annie said, “Did you put paint on the pants?” Oops.
And then I just did a bunch of paint squiggles on the right sleeve.
For the hair, I found a black bob wig, but when I put it on Annie it was too long. I used hair clips to mark where I wanted to cut it.
She 100% would not have let me cut the wig while she was wearing it. You know, you accidentally stick a kid with a straight pin once and they completely lose their trust in you. Lame.
Before I started cutting, I pulled a section of the hair up out of the way so I could make Wyldstyle’s side ponytail.
I then got to cutting…so messy. So. Messy.
After I was satisfied with the length, I put the section of hair I’d clipped up into the ponytail.
I cut a few inches of pink and blue ribbon and glued the ends to the top of the wig.
I pressed the ribbon on firmly until it was secure.
I then added the pink ribbon, gluing the two pieces onto the hair all the way down to the ends of the bangs.
I cut off the extra ribbon and added a bit more glue to make sure everything was secure.
Annie said, “Wyldstyle doesn’t smile. She’s too tough for that.” Okay.
Annie asked me to paint her face yellow on Halloween so “Everyone will know I’m a Lego.” I’ll definitely draw on some freckles and I’ll give her red lips like the character. I’m thinking about making her Lego hands as well, but I’m not sure she’d use them so I’m on the fence.
Everything is awesome.
Any questions, let me know. Have fun!