I needed a project to stop from doomscrolling, so next year’s Halloween costume idea got bumped up to “let’s make this in 2020 anyways”. I need a quality fake moustache yet, but et voila:
Anatomy of a Mr Music costume I had better get to wear to Actual Halloween Parties in 2021, should you want to make one post-quarantine:
- Jacket: This was surprisingly easy! This is a Ro Rox Men’s Parade Jacket Gothic Tailcoat in black
- Xylophone bits: you could totally get a bunch of colored felt at Michael’s in the correct colors for under $20 bucks. However, if you’re insane like me and want to affix 2 pounds of medal to your jacket, you will need two of these from Amazon. They are surprisingly easy to dismantle if you have a decent pair of pliers and need something to do with your hands other than doomscroll Twitter on your phone. As far as attaching things, I used a roll of Fabric Fusion tape, but you could sew things on to get all the strings the actual jacket has.
- Patches: ETSY. Etsy is a goldmine for patches and iron-ons. I bought a few sizes of treble clef, and various music note configurations, all in gold. The MUSIC shoulder patches appear to be some kind of easily findable template as well.
- Shirt: Disgusting sateen-y gold thing. Amazon has tons of these. I went this this one. I hate it and it’s perfect. I put some music notes-y Washi tape at Michael’s that is barely holding on to this slippery-ass fabric.
- Pants: after not finding ANYTHING that looked like the Mr. Music pants from the Sack Lunch Bunch, when I put the jacket and glockenspiels in my Amazon cart, Amazon asked if I wanted to buy this BTS-ass suit which has what appear to be the pants? Reader, I did it. I did not think I was assembling this in full this year, so I split the purchases for this over a couple months
anyways I feel very proud about this, please notice this John Mulaney.