How to sew a costume of Koshchei the Immortal with your own hands?
How to sew a costume of Koshchei the Immortal with your own hands?

When there is a choice of a carnival costume, people are divided into those who prefer positive characters, and vice versa, negative ones. In this article, we decided to consider how to make a Koshchei the Immortal costume with our own hands. But let's talk about everything in order.

do-it-yourself koshchei immortal costume

The villain of Russian fairy tales

There is hardly a person who does not know who Koschei the Deathless is. In children's fairy tales, this character plays one of the main roles. Koschey personifies the evil king, who has magical powers. In one of the Russian fairy tales, Koschey, having drunk three buckets of water, broke the chains with which he was chained to a tree. But the most amazing thing is how you can kill this villain. The death of Koshchei will come if you break the needle that is in the egg, and it is in the duck. A duck in a hare, a hare in a chest, a chest under an oak that grows on an island in the middle of the ocean. As you can see, Koschei was a serious enemy, and few dared to fight him.

Parts of the look

A ready-made costume can be purchased at the store, but if you prefer to do needlework, then we will tell you how to make a Koshchei the Immortal costumewith your own hands. Here are the main costume details to complete the look:

  • suit or basic clothing;
  • cloak or cape;
  • crown;
  • boots;
  • additional attributes.

The first three details in the list are mandatory when creating a Koshchei costume. And now let's move on to the direct manufacture of each of the parts of the costume.


Koschei the Immortal looks like a skeleton, so we need to create the effect of the bones. This can be done in two different ways, each of which we will now consider.

First we need to prepare a black set of clothes, pants and a jacket. You can use ready-made clothes or sew yourself from black fabric. Even overalls will do, the main thing is to use cotton or knitted fabric.

After that, we need to sew the bones on the costume of Koshchei the Immortal. With your own hands, a bone template can be made using cardboard. Each bone, cut out of cardboard, is wrapped in foil and attached throughout the costume with glue.

You can choose another option, which is shown in the picture, and use this template.

do-it-yourself koshchei the immortal costume template

A stencil is cut out of paper, and then, using paints, we draw bones. For this option, you need a special paint for clothes. Drawn bones using a dye with phosphorus look very impressive. In the dark, this suit will glow.


Now let's move on to the question of how to sewa cloak that will complement the costume of Koshchei the Immortal (with your own hands). A pattern of one of the raincoat options is shown in the following figure.

how to make a do-it-yourself koshchei immortal costume

As you can see, there is nothing difficult in the pattern of a raincoat, you just need to make the right measurements. The material from which the raincoat will be sewn is chosen in black. It is desirable that the suit and cape be made of the same material. But if this is not possible, then a satin cape looks good.

The hem of the cape can be processed, but this is not necessary - the bottom of the cloak may be torn. Such a cape will be fixed with the help of an elastic band or braid, which must be sewn to the cloak using a machine or manually.


The crown must certainly complement the costume of Koshchei the Immortal, which is not difficult to make with your own hands. You can use the finished crown, if available. If not, then we will now tell you how to make it yourself.

For this, thick cardboard is suitable, which is used for packaging goods. From it we cut a strip with cloves according to the size of the head. We chose black color in order to sew the costume of Koshchei the Immortal with our own hands. The crown template that is shown in the picture has no color, so it needs to be painted. It is better to choose gold or silver color. Spray paint would be the best choice as it can completely cover the crown. After painting, we connect the strip with teeth with a stapler.

do-it-yourself koshchei immortal costume pattern

But you can choose another option for painting the crown, which will complement the costume of Koshchei the Immortal. You can decorate a cardboard crown with your own hands using foil. We have a beautiful shiny crown, which is recommended to be decorated with rhinestones or one voluminous stone.


If you decide to sew a New Year's costume (Koschey the Deathless) with your own hands, we advise you to decorate it with tinsel. The headpiece can be decorated with Styrofoam to create a snowy effect.

From shoes it is better to choose boots, but if this is not possible, black boots or sneakers will do, which, of course, can also be decorated if desired.

If you want to make the original costume of Koshchei the Immortal with your own hands, you can use the following tips. You can make an egg, where, according to the plots of fairy tales, there is a needle with which you can kill a koshchei. The egg should be cut out of foam or made using the papier-mâché technique. And, of course, paint with any color you like.

do-it-yourself New Year's costume of Koschey immortal

In fairy tales, Koschey acts as a villain and a robber who always has a saber with him. That's it, we advise you to choose it as an additional attribute. Ready-made plastic sabers are available for sale, but you can make it yourself. For this, brown cardboard is suitable, which must be painted silver, and we recommend highlighting the handle with a darker shade. The main thing is to observe the proportional ratio of the saber and the height of the person.

It will be usefulusing black gloves made of thin material to complete the look.

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