While WandaVision may be over, I’m nowhere near done obsessing over all of Wanda Maximoff’s style choices.
So far I’ve recreated two of Wanda’s 1950s dresses from the first episode. I sewed her house dress from scratch and then reconstructed her dinner dress from an old bridesmaid dress!
And while I’m enjoying learning to sew, I needed a little break! For my next WandaVision project, I decided to make my own version of her classic Scarlet Witch headpiece that Wanda wears during the Halloween episode of WandaVision!
Whoa, Mom. Are you old Red Riding Hood? – Billy // I’m a Sokovian fortune teller. – Wanda Maximoff
DIY Scarlet Witch Headpiece from Wanda Maximoff’s Halloween Costume in WandaVision
While Scarlet Witch does don a new outfit and headpiece in the finale of WandaVision, so far, I’ve only attempted the character’s classic headpiece style which Wanda wears as part of her Halloween costume. (But don’t worry, I have plans to make the new Scarlet Witch headpiece, too!)
To make this headpiece, I decided to use EVA foam. And while this was the first time I have worked with the medium, I think it turned out okay. I have a lot to learn, but this was a simple project to start with!
- EVA foam
- Heat gun
- Plasti-Dip rubber coating spray
- Red paint (I used this paint)
- Hot glue gun
- X-acto knife
- Printable Scarlet Witch headpiece template — DOWNLOAD
Please follow all safety advice and instructions on manufacturer supply packaging when working on this project.
Written instructions and a video tutorial can be found below. (I tried to take process photos throughout, but for some parts where none are included, please reference the video if needed.)
Print out the Scarlet Witch headpiece template from the list above.
Please note, the template only shows one half of the headpiece so that it can be printed on 8.5×11 paper. Either print two copies out and tape together or use one copy to trace each side onto your EVA foam.
Once your paper template is printed and cut, lay it directly on the EVA foam sheet and determine if any modifications might be needed for your version — feel free to lengthen the piece, widen the facial hole, etc.
Use a Sharpie to trace the shape of the headpiece onto the EVA foam, then use an X-acto knife to cut out the shape.
Before heating or painting your EVA foam, hold up your headpiece to your face to see if any adjustments need made. Feel free to trim or adjust the shape to your face to your liking.
Use your heat gun to blow warm air over your EVA foam headpiece for several 20-30 seconds at a time. Then bend the headpiece to have a natural curve around your head and a crease in the center, holding in place while it cools.
Once you are pleased with your headpiece shape, cover it in Plasti-Dip rubber coating spray, making sure to work in a well-ventilated area. Coat your headpiece, front and back, with several coats to seal your EVA foam and to work as a primer.
Once your headpiece is dry, paint it red with a flexible acrylic paint. I used this red paint from the craft store. Apply several coats until you are satisfied with the coverage.
After the paint is completely dry, cut a piece of elastic to fit around the top of your head. Then use hot glue to secure it on either side of the mask in the back.
And that’s it! Your very own Scarlet Witch headpiece!