I had this vision of a clown wig made from yarn pom poms and had no idea how it would actually turn out. I ended up going for it and love the results!
It's super easy but takes time to craft up all of the poms. You can buy little gadgets to make the poms, or there are all kinds of tutorials out there to craft them up on your own.
I do it the old lazy way by wrapping it around your fingers (these poms ranged from about 75 to 100 wraps depending on the kind of yarn), pulling off carefully, knotting another piece of yarn around the center, and cutting through the loops.
Then you end up with a shaggy pom you'll need to give a haircut to round out.
Next I hot glued them in stripes onto a knit cap. I had no idea what I was doing ... just started gluing them in rows and then tried it on my daughter. Once on, I could see a couple of spots that needed to be filled in, so I glued in two more poms. And that was it! Don't you love it when your vision comes to life?
Clowns are fun costumes because you can raid your closet and put together the wackiest stuff you can find. I actually took an old tutu I made for her years ago that I somehow managed to hold onto (you can see the old tutorial here) and replaced many of the tulle strips with more colors of the rainbow and threw in a little black, too.
Now to start planning for next year's costumes. =)