How to Dress Like Will Ferrel’s Buddy the Elf
Buddy has an adorable, unruly mop of red-orange curls. Unless you’re rocking the same mop, you’ll want to find a wig to help you out. They’re easily found online or at a costume shop.
There are a couple ways to go about becoming Buddy. There are full authentic Buddy the Elf costume kits available online, or you could go the true DIY approach.
You’ll need a long (think mid-thigh) kelly green coat with white faux-fur around the collar area and cuffs. You could make the coat yourself or have it commissioned. You could even modify a bathrobe to work for you. There’s a gold detail that trails down from top to bottom on the lapels—you could either do this with a sewn-on gold trim, or gold fabric paint. For the white faux-fur, that can be sewn or fabric glued on, and all of those materials can be found online or at a fabric store
Buddy wears a thick, black belt with a square, gold buckle around his waist. That can be found online or at a costume shop. It can also be made with black vinyl or vegan leather and you could use a picture frame for the buckle.
His hat is a green cone with a wide yellow ribbon and a red feather. You could make the hat out of a piece of felt, a wide piece of yellow ribbon, and a costume feather.
Instead of trousers, Buddy wears mustard yellow footed tights. You could also accomplish his look with yellow leggings.
And don’t forget your pointy-toed elf shoes! If you don’t want to buy a pre-fabricated pair from a costume shop or online, you could make some points out of felt or another fabric and attach them to your own shoes.
You can’t be a cotton-headed ninny muggins—bring some candy to munch on and hand out to the other folks at the con! After all, the four main food groups for elves are candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup. Bye, Buddy! Hope you find your dad!