DIY Elmer Fudd Hunting Hat Costume Accessory

An Elmer Fudd hunting hat is surprisingly easy to make, with no sewing required. Together with the right outfit, you have a complete Loony Tunes- inspired costume.

 

Make this funny, if not realistic Elmer Fudd hunting hat to go with a no sew costume for Halloween or Purim!

 

I made this adorable Elmer Fudd hunting hat for my husband to wear last Purim. To be honest all he wore was the hat (to be a sport and go along with our family costume idea – stay tuned!) But if you wear the right outfit too, you’ll have a head-to-toe costume!

 

If you want to go frugal with this, you just need to buy an outfit where the parts can be worn every day (even if not together.)

 

I based the hat on an old brown one I had lying around. Pick one up at the dollar or thrift store, or use one you already have handy.

 

Make this funny, if not realistic Elmer Fudd hunting hat to go with a no sew costume for Halloween or Purim!

 

My recommendations for turning this into a full Elmer Fudd costume:

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  • The hat (tutorial below)
  • Toy shot gun (if this conflicts with your beliefs, leave it out. If you want to make it less realistic, paint it.)
  • A beige-ish shirt. Tie a rope or string as a belt, just below the belly. Leave the shirt un-tucked. 
  • Beige pants. Sweatpants work best, and you can reuse them as pajamas or for exercising. Or get some khakis if those are more useful to you.
  • Black or dark brown work boots (tuck the pants into these.) Again, get something you’ll use afterward.

 

What you need to make an Elmer Fudd hunting hat: 

 

 

How to make an Elmer Fudd hunting hat:

 

  1. Snip your felt so that it forms pentagon, with two parallel short sides, and a triangle at the top. I basically cut off the extended corners, allowing it to form a point in the middle. Do this to two red ones, and two beige ones.

Make this funny, if not realistic Elmer Fudd hunting hat to go with a no sew costume for Halloween or Purim!

 

2. Glue them together at the base. Connect the two ends so that it forms a circle around the hat (it’s okay if it’s too large.) Glue them together for the entire length, leaving the last one open. Make this funny, if not realistic Elmer Fudd hunting hat to go with a no sew costume for Halloween or Purim!

 

3. Glue the point where all the pieces of felt meet together in the center of the hat. 

Make this funny, if not realistic Elmer Fudd hunting hat to go with a no sew costume for Halloween or Purim!

 

4. Now, glue the edges of the felt to the hat, folding and tucking as needed. 
Make this funny, if not realistic Elmer Fudd hunting hat to go with a no sew costume for Halloween or Purim!

 

5. You’ll see your floppy Elmer Fudd hunting hat forming. To be honest, I did need to tear it off and re-glue in some places, as I went along. But it really turned out fine that way!

Make this funny, if not realistic Elmer Fudd hunting hat to go with a no sew costume for Halloween or Purim!

 

6. Make a bow for the top using a scrap piece of felt. cut it into a strip and tie it into a bow.

Make this funny, if not realistic Elmer Fudd hunting hat to go with a no sew costume for Halloween or Purim!

 

7. Glue the bow to the top, and your hat is ready to wear!

Make this funny, if not realistic Elmer Fudd hunting hat to go with a no sew costume for Halloween or Purim!

 

Isn’t this Elmer Fudd hunting hat adorable? My husband had lots of fun wearing it, and I’m sure you will too!

 

Make this funny, if not realistic Elmer Fudd hunting hat to go with a no sew costume for Halloween or Purim!

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