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October 20, 2014 / KingsIsle Entertainment

Trick or Treat: Be Merle Ambrose With These Everyday Household Items

If Merle Ambrose is your favorite character from Wizard101, then you’re in for a real treat this Halloween! While Merle is best known as the commanding Wizard who created Wizard City, he is also the headmaster of Ravenwood School of Magical Arts and is currently researching a third triangle of astral magics – one we know little about. You can easily dress as this great and powerful Wizard with items you probably already have lying around your house.

Stuff you’ll need:

  • Purple construction paper or poster board
  • White construction paper or poster board
  • Bathrobe (preferably purple)
  • Long stick from your backyard
  • Tennis ball from your garage
  • Cotton balls from your bathroom
  • Pencil
  • Single hole punch
  • 12″ piece of string
  • Blue paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Glue
  • Foil
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Compass

Making the Mystical Robe

To create Merle Ambrose’s robe, you’ll need to borrow or use your own bathrobe. Bonus points if it’s purple to match the mystical wizard’s wardrobe! Cut stars out of the foil (younger Wizards should ask for help with the cutting while making their costume!) and tape them to the robe.

Crafting Merle Ambrose’s Hat

Use the ruler and compass to draw a large half-circle on the purple construction paper/poster board. Cut it out and roll it into a cone. Make small cuts along the bottom edge of the cone, then bend them outward.

On a second sheet of purple construction paper/poster board, measure the circumference of your hat and draw a circle that big. Then, draw a larger circle around it to make the brim. There should be 3 or 4 inches between the two circles.

Glue the hat to the brim, then use the ruler to make the bends in the hat so it looks like Merle Ambrose’s. Glue more stars onto the hat so it matches the robe.


Growing a Wizard’s Beard (the Fast Way)

Cut a sheet of white construction paper or poster board in the shape of a beard. It should be straight at the top and cut like a scalloped upside-down triangle. Use the hole punch to make a hole at each corner of the flat edge of the triangle.

Tie a piece of string through one hole, hold the beard up to your face, and pull the string around your head to the other hole. This will make sure your beard fits properly. Secure the other end of the string after passing it through the other hole, but don’t make the knot so tight that you can’t put the beard on and take it off.

When the shape looks like a beard, make it fluffy and more “beard-like” by gluing on cotton balls from your mom’s medicine cabinet.

Creating the Wizard Staff

For Merle Ambrose’s magical staff, head to your backyard and pick up a large stick. Next, roll some of the gold foil you used for the stars and shape it into the curve at the top of the stick, like Merle’s. When you’re done, visit your garage to pick up an old tennis ball. Paint the tennis ball blue and glue the curved gold foil and the ball to the top of your stick. Now you are ready to make magic!



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  1. zack / Oct 20 2014 3:28 pm

    Nice I know what Ima be this Halloween xD lol Ima big kid but this seems fun to me xD

    • Scarlet IceFlame / Oct 21 2014 5:58 pm

      I’m a bigger kid to and it’s really fun

    • Rachel / Oct 22 2014 7:29 pm

      yeah it must be fun but i’m being myself (wizard self) for halloween XD

  2. Talon LegendStaff / Oct 21 2014 5:37 pm

    This is just awesome. KingsIsle, you really have done an outstanding job.
    -Talon LegendStaff

    • Anonymous / Oct 21 2014 6:03 pm

      Yep they did all right.

    • isaiah / Oct 21 2014 7:07 pm

      yup thay did bro

  3. Anonymous / Oct 21 2014 5:55 pm

    this really looks cool! the finished product is awesome!!!!!!

    – Scarlet IceFlame

  4. Jude / Oct 21 2014 6:13 pm

    You should make it so you can be your own wizard101 wizard. If you think if that is a good idea say ”Wizard”.
    -Wolf IronShelid
    – youtube name 64dragonrider64

  5. Anonymous / Oct 21 2014 6:15 pm

    i’m a little kid but I know what I’m going to be for Halloween very BAT girl! -Jessica dragonblood

  6. Anonymous / Oct 21 2014 6:16 pm

    whoa I think i’ll me merle ambrose next year… or should I be a weeping angel

  7. ashely daisybloom / Oct 21 2014 6:37 pm

    thats cool i’m a big kid but i’m going to have a lot of fun for this lol

  8. Jacob / Oct 21 2014 6:57 pm

    Lol at first I when I saw the link I thought it was like a transformation you could craft on the real game. XD

  9. Anonymous / Oct 21 2014 7:05 pm

    love it

  10. Tatiana / Oct 21 2014 7:25 pm

    Oh my gosh xD Thats adorablle!! 🙂

  11. Mariah Hexcoin / Oct 21 2014 7:28 pm

    This seems easy and i enjoy the instruction

  12. Jason / Oct 21 2014 7:49 pm

    Hey its me Jason nightstalker on wizard101 i think ill try it out 🙂

  13. Anonymous / Oct 21 2014 8:14 pm

    this is so cool

  14. Grace Spirittamer / Oct 21 2014 8:22 pm

    Aww, I would love to be Merle Ambrose, but I’m already being the golden ram pet for Halloween!!! My costume is so cool, I even have tiny golden feather wings!!!

  15. Anonymous / Oct 21 2014 9:04 pm

    love it!!!

  16. lokes / Oct 21 2014 9:06 pm

    wanna look like merle in w101

  17. Anonymous / Oct 21 2014 9:26 pm

    my name is ellie daisyheart add me if u c me 🙂

  18. Jack Rubysword / Oct 21 2014 10:13 pm

    I wanna see the results this should be a interesting project.

  19. Oliva UnicornBloom / Oct 21 2014 10:19 pm

    i wanted to do this it looks fun but one day probably next year ill be master ambrose

  20. christina ubicorn caster / Oct 21 2014 10:45 pm

    😀 epic!!!
    hai if you see me in game

  21. luke goldsword / Oct 21 2014 11:35 pm

    its awsome thanks for the info

  22. Julia Unicornblossom / Oct 22 2014 1:51 am

    I know what to be, a dark princess!

  23. Anonymous / Oct 22 2014 5:26 am

    hey 😛

  24. Jordan / Oct 22 2014 7:10 am

    I like what you did on here. xd but it makes sense to let us create it on some website because i am bad at drawing o. o

    – Jordan Firestone / Jordan C martin

  25. tim mitchell / Oct 22 2014 7:32 am

    I’m a arts May Pant him like he is in this pic I been panting 4 years Would love to do them love The Game He is the best Ps. keep up Good Work Thanks.

  26. Anonymous / Oct 22 2014 7:35 am

    LOVE His costtom well make one for this year WE love him

  27. Anonymous / Oct 22 2014 8:47 am

    i would so be Merle Ambrose this year but I was already gandolf last year so no wizard :c

    ~Taylor ThunderWalker

  28. rebel / Oct 22 2014 10:37 am

    like the game

  29. krish / Oct 22 2014 10:43 am

    I tried it, it is life like

  30. Jasmine FireBlade / Nov 3 2014 4:44 pm

    Very cool of Kingsisle to make a tutorial on inexpensive, Wizard101 related costumes for fans.


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