Yaakov Avinu Costume

A couple of weeks ago, I shared my DIY fake beard. I had made it as part of this DIY Yaakov Avinu costume and I am pleased to be sharing with you the whole thing now! Disclosure: this post contains affiliate ads.

 

An adorable costume of Yaakov Avinu #jewish #purim #diycostume

 

I made this Yaakov costume for M when he was celebrating the completion of Sefer Bereishis. He loved it and had fun “helping” me too!

 

An adorable costume of Yaakov Avinu #jewish #purim #diycostume

 

We added fake fur to his hands (yep, the same as on the beard) to mimic what Rivka would have put on him. And a head cover that is probably totally inaccurate completes the costume.

 

An adorable costume of Yaakov Avinu #jewish #purim #diycostume

 

To make him the Yaakov that learns torah, I handed him a tehillim – mainly for the photo and not to carry around all day. It’s a nice touch, and if you don’t trust your kid with something like that, you can disguise an old hard-cover book with a cover, or make a scroll.

 

An adorable costume of Yaakov Avinu #jewish #purim #diycostume

 

What you need for your Yaakov Avinu costume:

 

 

How to make your Yaakov Avinu cosutume:

 

Click here to learn how to make the costume beard!

 

1. Prepare two pieces of your fake fur large enough to cover the top of the arm.

 

An adorable costume of Yaakov Avinu #jewish #purim #diycostume

 

 

2. Glue two pieces of elastic to the back as pictured.

An adorable costume of Yaakov Avinu #jewish #purim #diycostume

 

3. Measure your child’s arm, trim to size, and glue down on the other side so that it sits in place but isn’t too tight.

An adorable costume of Yaakov Avinu #jewish #purim #diycostume

 

 

4. For the headpiece, prepare a piece of elastic that fits your child’s head plus about an inch. Glue the two ends in as pictured to form a seam and then once it’s dry, trim it as close as you can without removing all the glue.

An adorable costume of Yaakov Avinu #jewish #purim #diycostume

 

5. Prepare a piece of white cloth large enough to serve as a head covering for your child. You don’t need to do anything – it gets attached as is and held in place with the elastic you prepared in step 4.

An adorable costume of Yaakov Avinu #jewish #purim #diycostume

 

 

If your child is responsible enough, tuck a “sefer” under his arm to complete the costume. I gave my son a tehillim to use.

 

An adorable costume of Yaakov Avinu #jewish #purim #diycostume

 

Your Yaakov Avinu costume is complete and ready to use!! Let’s go trick our Daddy’s into thinking we’re our evil twin brothers!

 

An adorable costume of Yaakov Avinu #jewish #purim #diycostume

 

 

Who will be dressing up in this Yaakov Avinu costume? What’s your favorite costume you’ve ever made? Share in the comments below!

 

 

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