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.
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.
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:
- Felt sheets in “brownish-beige” and red. I chose those colors from this multi-pack.
- Hot glue gun and sticks
- Cap, ideally with a brown or khaki visor
How to make an Elmer Fudd hunting hat:
- 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.
3. Glue the point where all the pieces of felt meet together in the center of the hat.
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!
6. Make a bow for the top using a scrap piece of felt. cut it into a strip and tie it into a bow.
7. Glue the bow to the top, and your hat is ready to wear!
Isn’t this Elmer Fudd hunting hat adorable? My husband had lots of fun wearing it, and I’m sure you will too!