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Build time
1 day
Budget
<$100
Skill level
Intermediate
Description

Make a DIY Doctor Strange costume based on Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Stephen Strange in Doctor Strange (2016). You’ll get to build the entire costume, including the eye of Agamotto!

Tools required

• Scissors/Knife

• Hot Glue

• Sewing Supplies

• Gold, Silver, Black, and Brown Acrylic Paints

skills required

• Measuring

• Gluing

• Basic sewing

• Painting

• Grommeting

images for inspiration
No images available
Supply list

Below is a list of all parts used to make this costume. In case you don’t already have them, we’ve included purchase links. Note the estimated cost reflects the cost of a full package (e.g. you may only need 5 screws, but the cost is for a large pack them).

Part Description
Costume section
est. Cost
Part description
Long sleeve navy blue dress
costume section
Tunic
Est. Cost
$22.00
Part description
Navy blue sweatpants
costume section
Tunic
Est. Cost
$11.00
Part description
Blue scarf
costume section
Tunic
Est. Cost
$7.00
Part description
Light blue scarf
costume section
Tunic
Est. Cost
$7.00
Part description
Grommet kit
costume section
Tunic
Est. Cost
$15.00
Part description
Brown T-shirt
costume section
Tunic
Est. Cost
$5.30
Part description
Red fleece blanket
costume section
Cloak of Levitation
Est. Cost
$11.00
Part description
Red checkered table runners
costume section
Cloak of Levitation
Est. Cost
$8.80
Part description
Old red T-shirt
costume section
Cloak of Levitation
Est. Cost
$5.50
Part description
Small magnets
costume section
Tunic, Cloak of Levitation
Est. Cost
$7.00
Part description
Black rope
costume section
Belt
Est. Cost
$10.00
Part description
Black shoelace
costume section
Belt
Est. Cost
$6.00
Part description
Metal decorative rings
costume section
Belt
Est. Cost
$5.20
Part description
Brown, red, and black craft foam sheets
costume section
Belt
Est. Cost
$16.00
Part description
Mini balloon LED lights
costume section
Eye of Agamotto
Est. Cost
$10.00
Part description
Gold, silver, black, and brown acrylic paints
costume section
Painting the eye
Est. Cost
$24.00
Part description
Black costume boots
costume section
Est. Cost
$24.00
Guide

Tunic:

  • Mark on the dress right below the hip and cut the excess fabric off.
  • Cut two 8”x10” sheets out of the spare dress fabric (each sheet should fit snug around your forearm)
  • Using the grommet kit, line each edge of the sheets with grommets, 4 or 5 on each side
  • Lace the black string through the rings, and tie off one end.
  • Cut the other end, and while keeping the lace loose, tie off that end too.
  • Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the other wrist guard.
  • Glue or stitch four small strips (1” x 6”) of the light blue scarf across the chest.
  • Drape the blue scarf over your shoulders, marking it right at the armpit.
  • Glue or stitch two small strips (around 2” wide) of the light blue scarf across the blue one, with a magnet under each strip.
  • Cut the remaining light blue scarf in half lengthwise, a cut one of the halves lengthwise again.
  • Cut two long strips (around 2”) from the brown t shirt
  • Glue or stitch each of the small light blue strips to the center of the brown strips. Trim the light blue stripes if too large.

Belt:

  • Stitch a few strips of brown foam together. The final length should almost wrap around your waist.
  • Line the two ends with grommets, one on each side
  • Lace some rope through the grommets, tying off both ends but leaving plenty of slack.
  • Glue or stitch a few long strips of rope (same about 8 inches of rope for later) to the brown foam, looping a few pieces around the large metal ring. I recommend only attaching every 4 inches or so to the foam, so that the rope can move a tad
  • Use some small white foam strips (1” x 2”) to create fake belt loops and hide the points of attachment.
  • Fray one end of the saved 8 inch of rope, and attach the other end to the large ring so the rope hangs down.
  • Use another white foam sheet to add a small hourglass shape to the center of the frayed rope

Cloak of Levitation:

  • Cut a 8” wide strip off the top of the red fleece.
  • Take two small, rectangular pieces of red foam (2”x 6”) and fold the red fabric over both pieces, leaving the middle without foam. There should also be foam sticking out from the bottom of the fabric.
  • Bend and fold the foam in the fabric until you get the collar looking the way you’d want.
  • Stitch the collar to the fleece using the foam as a connector tab.
  • Stitch or glue the red checkered liner to the underside of the red fleece, sandwiching the foam.
  • Attach a trapezoid shaped piece of fleece as well as a small strip to each side of the collar.
  • Glue the magnets onto both of the trapezoid shapes.
  • Using the black foam, cut out two small fan shapes, and glue or stitch them onto the corners with the magnets
  • Cut patches out of the red t-shirts and haphazardly glue or stitch them onto the outside of the cape.

Eye of Agamotto:

  • Using reference photos, draw out the necklace shape onto black foam. Cut it out.
  • Stack this template onto other foam sheets (a tower the height of the LED balloon light), cut them all out, and glue them together, black foam on top.
  • Carefully using a knife, carve curves into the block of foam as well as a hole in the middle.
  • Carve out and glue the details markings out of black foam. Bore a hole into the center of the eye, large enough for your LED balloon light.  
  • Glue some spare rope onto the eye.

Painting:

  • Paint the Eye of Agamotto a matte black first, the dry brush on gold.
  • Paint all the white foam pieces on the belt silver, adding dark grey and black accents
  • Paint the foam fans on the cloak gold
  • Using black, brown, and grey to weather the costume, adding wear and tear at seams and joints.
  • Paint a light coat of green on the LED balloon
Guide

Tunic:

  • Mark on the dress right below the hip and cut the excess fabric off.
  • Cut two 8”x10” sheets out of the spare dress fabric (each sheet should fit snug around your forearm)
  • Using the grommet kit, line each edge of the sheets with grommets, 4 or 5 on each side
  • Lace the black string through the rings, and tie off one end.
  • Cut the other end, and while keeping the lace loose, tie off that end too.
  • Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the other wrist guard.
  • Glue or stitch four small strips (1” x 6”) of the light blue scarf across the chest.
  • Drape the blue scarf over your shoulders, marking it right at the armpit.
  • Glue or stitch two small strips (around 2” wide) of the light blue scarf across the blue one, with a magnet under each strip.
  • Cut the remaining light blue scarf in half lengthwise, a cut one of the halves lengthwise again.
  • Cut two long strips (around 2”) from the brown t shirt
  • Glue or stitch each of the small light blue strips to the center of the brown strips. Trim the light blue stripes if too large.

Belt:

  • Stitch a few strips of brown foam together. The final length should almost wrap around your waist.
  • Line the two ends with grommets, one on each side
  • Lace some rope through the grommets, tying off both ends but leaving plenty of slack.
  • Glue or stitch a few long strips of rope (same about 8 inches of rope for later) to the brown foam, looping a few pieces around the large metal ring. I recommend only attaching every 4 inches or so to the foam, so that the rope can move a tad
  • Use some small white foam strips (1” x 2”) to create fake belt loops and hide the points of attachment.
  • Fray one end of the saved 8 inch of rope, and attach the other end to the large ring so the rope hangs down.
  • Use another white foam sheet to add a small hourglass shape to the center of the frayed rope

Cloak of Levitation:

  • Cut a 8” wide strip off the top of the red fleece.
  • Take two small, rectangular pieces of red foam (2”x 6”) and fold the red fabric over both pieces, leaving the middle without foam. There should also be foam sticking out from the bottom of the fabric.
  • Bend and fold the foam in the fabric until you get the collar looking the way you’d want.
  • Stitch the collar to the fleece using the foam as a connector tab.
  • Stitch or glue the red checkered liner to the underside of the red fleece, sandwiching the foam.
  • Attach a trapezoid shaped piece of fleece as well as a small strip to each side of the collar.
  • Glue the magnets onto both of the trapezoid shapes.
  • Using the black foam, cut out two small fan shapes, and glue or stitch them onto the corners with the magnets
  • Cut patches out of the red t-shirts and haphazardly glue or stitch them onto the outside of the cape.

Eye of Agamotto:

  • Using reference photos, draw out the necklace shape onto black foam. Cut it out.
  • Stack this template onto other foam sheets (a tower the height of the LED balloon light), cut them all out, and glue them together, black foam on top.
  • Carefully using a knife, carve curves into the block of foam as well as a hole in the middle.
  • Carve out and glue the details markings out of black foam. Bore a hole into the center of the eye, large enough for your LED balloon light.  
  • Glue some spare rope onto the eye.

Painting:

  • Paint the Eye of Agamotto a matte black first, the dry brush on gold.
  • Paint all the white foam pieces on the belt silver, adding dark grey and black accents
  • Paint the foam fans on the cloak gold
  • Using black, brown, and grey to weather the costume, adding wear and tear at seams and joints.
  • Paint a light coat of green on the LED balloon
Description

Make a DIY Doctor Strange costume based on Benedict Cumberbatch’s portrayal of Stephen Strange in Doctor Strange (2016). You’ll get to build the entire costume, including the eye of Agamotto!

Tools required

• Scissors/Knife

• Hot Glue

• Sewing Supplies

• Gold, Silver, Black, and Brown Acrylic Paints

skills required

• Measuring

• Gluing

• Basic sewing

• Painting

• Grommeting

images for inspiration
No images available
Supply list

Below is a list of all parts used to make this costume. In case you don’t already have them, we’ve included purchase links. Note the estimated cost reflects the cost of a full package (e.g. you may only need 5 screws, but the cost is for a large pack them).

Part Description
Costume section
est. Cost
Part description
Long sleeve navy blue dress
costume section
Tunic
Est. Cost
$22.00
Part description
Navy blue sweatpants
costume section
Tunic
Est. Cost
$11.00
Part description
Blue scarf
costume section
Tunic
Est. Cost
$7.00
Part description
Light blue scarf
costume section
Tunic
Est. Cost
$7.00
Part description
Grommet kit
costume section
Tunic
Est. Cost
$15.00
Part description
Brown T-shirt
costume section
Tunic
Est. Cost
$5.30
Part description
Red fleece blanket
costume section
Cloak of Levitation
Est. Cost
$11.00
Part description
Red checkered table runners
costume section
Cloak of Levitation
Est. Cost
$8.80
Part description
Old red T-shirt
costume section
Cloak of Levitation
Est. Cost
$5.50
Part description
Small magnets
costume section
Tunic, Cloak of Levitation
Est. Cost
$7.00
Part description
Black rope
costume section
Belt
Est. Cost
$10.00
Part description
Black shoelace
costume section
Belt
Est. Cost
$6.00
Part description
Metal decorative rings
costume section
Belt
Est. Cost
$5.20
Part description
Brown, red, and black craft foam sheets
costume section
Belt
Est. Cost
$16.00
Part description
Mini balloon LED lights
costume section
Eye of Agamotto
Est. Cost
$10.00
Part description
Gold, silver, black, and brown acrylic paints
costume section
Painting the eye
Est. Cost
$24.00
Part description
Black costume boots
costume section
Est. Cost
$24.00
Guide

Tunic:

  • Mark on the dress right below the hip and cut the excess fabric off.
  • Cut two 8”x10” sheets out of the spare dress fabric (each sheet should fit snug around your forearm)
  • Using the grommet kit, line each edge of the sheets with grommets, 4 or 5 on each side
  • Lace the black string through the rings, and tie off one end.
  • Cut the other end, and while keeping the lace loose, tie off that end too.
  • Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the other wrist guard.
  • Glue or stitch four small strips (1” x 6”) of the light blue scarf across the chest.
  • Drape the blue scarf over your shoulders, marking it right at the armpit.
  • Glue or stitch two small strips (around 2” wide) of the light blue scarf across the blue one, with a magnet under each strip.
  • Cut the remaining light blue scarf in half lengthwise, a cut one of the halves lengthwise again.
  • Cut two long strips (around 2”) from the brown t shirt
  • Glue or stitch each of the small light blue strips to the center of the brown strips. Trim the light blue stripes if too large.

Belt:

  • Stitch a few strips of brown foam together. The final length should almost wrap around your waist.
  • Line the two ends with grommets, one on each side
  • Lace some rope through the grommets, tying off both ends but leaving plenty of slack.
  • Glue or stitch a few long strips of rope (same about 8 inches of rope for later) to the brown foam, looping a few pieces around the large metal ring. I recommend only attaching every 4 inches or so to the foam, so that the rope can move a tad
  • Use some small white foam strips (1” x 2”) to create fake belt loops and hide the points of attachment.
  • Fray one end of the saved 8 inch of rope, and attach the other end to the large ring so the rope hangs down.
  • Use another white foam sheet to add a small hourglass shape to the center of the frayed rope

Cloak of Levitation:

  • Cut a 8” wide strip off the top of the red fleece.
  • Take two small, rectangular pieces of red foam (2”x 6”) and fold the red fabric over both pieces, leaving the middle without foam. There should also be foam sticking out from the bottom of the fabric.
  • Bend and fold the foam in the fabric until you get the collar looking the way you’d want.
  • Stitch the collar to the fleece using the foam as a connector tab.
  • Stitch or glue the red checkered liner to the underside of the red fleece, sandwiching the foam.
  • Attach a trapezoid shaped piece of fleece as well as a small strip to each side of the collar.
  • Glue the magnets onto both of the trapezoid shapes.
  • Using the black foam, cut out two small fan shapes, and glue or stitch them onto the corners with the magnets
  • Cut patches out of the red t-shirts and haphazardly glue or stitch them onto the outside of the cape.

Eye of Agamotto:

  • Using reference photos, draw out the necklace shape onto black foam. Cut it out.
  • Stack this template onto other foam sheets (a tower the height of the LED balloon light), cut them all out, and glue them together, black foam on top.
  • Carefully using a knife, carve curves into the block of foam as well as a hole in the middle.
  • Carve out and glue the details markings out of black foam. Bore a hole into the center of the eye, large enough for your LED balloon light.  
  • Glue some spare rope onto the eye.

Painting:

  • Paint the Eye of Agamotto a matte black first, the dry brush on gold.
  • Paint all the white foam pieces on the belt silver, adding dark grey and black accents
  • Paint the foam fans on the cloak gold
  • Using black, brown, and grey to weather the costume, adding wear and tear at seams and joints.
  • Paint a light coat of green on the LED balloon
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