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DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

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Ghosts, goblins, and ghouls, oh my! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to get creative with and I decided to create a themed Halloween party this year. With DIY Halloween costumes, décor and treats, oh my, you can really have fun choosing a theme before you start creating the costumes.

Wizard of Oz Themed Halloween Party

Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my, yah that’s right, the fact that my mom loves Wizard of Oz just made this themed Halloween party even better. I watched the movie again, just so I could get a feel of what I was about to create, I do suggest this idea if you are going to create a themed party. Do as much research as possible before you start the planning.

Creating The DIY Halloween Costume

Creating the costumes was the easy part, I used my go to costume ideas, tulle skirts, t-shirts and lots of hot glue and glitter. I made all the costumes in one night, which shows that these are easy costumes to create.

DIY Halloween Costumes

Dorothy And Glenda The Good Witch Skirts

  • 5 -7 Yards of blue tulle for kids skirts 10 – 12 Yards of tulle for adult skirt
  • 5 – 7 Yards of Pink tulle for kids skirts 10 – 12 Yards of tulle for adult skirt
  • (I found the tulle very inexpensive at tulleshop.com)
  • 1” thick white satin ribbon, be sure it’s soft so you don’t hurt your fingers

DIY Halloween Costumes
To create the skirt, cut the tulle into 2” strips length-wise. Next, cut the black ribbon three times as long as the waist of the person wearing the costume.

DIY Halloween Costumes
Now tie the tulle strips onto the ribbon by looping the loose ends into the loop at the top. Tie enough (around 100 or so) to cover the person wearing the costume.

DIY Halloween Costumes

Dorothy Shirt

  • White T-shirt
  • Blue gingham material
  • 2 White buttons
  • Hot glue gun
  • Piece of cardboard or paper

DIY Halloween Costumes

  • Cut a square of the blue gingham material so that there is still an inch on each side of the t-shirt when you place it down.
  • Cut two straps of the gingham material for to connect the square to look like bib overalls, (no more than an inch or 2)
  • Place the paper inside the shirt to protect it from sticking together when you are gluing the gingham material to the front of the shirt.
  • Place the straps on the shirt first, be sure to go over the shoulder so it looks real, you can glue the edge to the back where no one will see it. Then glue the end of the strap to the front of the shirt and the other end to the back.
  • To create a smooth seam on the front of the gingham square, fold the edge over and hot glue it to the shirt, do this on the other side, you don’t have to do the top or the bottom. Be sure to glue it to the outer edge of the strap so it looks like they are connected.
  • Hot glue the buttons to the top of the front, right below the strap.

DIY Halloween Costumes

Dorothy’s Red Ruby Shoes

  • Red glitter
  • American Deco Page
  • Sponge brush
  • Paper plate

DIY Halloween Costumes

DIY Halloween Costumes

This is fun and easy, paint part of the outside of the shoe with decou page and cover it with red glitter, then paint the other half of the shoe with the decou page and cover it with the glitter. Be sure you hit every spot of the shoe. Let the shoes dry overnight. When pouring the glitter, do it over a paper plate so you can dump the excess glitter back into the container to reuse it another time.

  • Glenda The Good Witch Shirt
  • Pink T-shirt
  • Stick on silver glitter starts
  • Glitter glue
  • Hot glue gun

Create The Costume

  • You can really go all out with this shirt or keep it simple and easy.
  • Peal the back of the star stickers off and use a little hot glue to adhere it to the top of the t-shirt in a circle around the collar.
  • Create your own design with this.
  • Then use the glitter glue to add some more design to the collar.
  • You can also add pink tulle to the sleeves if you would like, but cutting strips of tulle and gluing them to the sleeves of the t-shirt individually.
  • Finish it off with a strip of glitter glue. Let it dry overnight.

Glenda The Good Witch Crown

  • Poster board
  • Americana Dazzling metallic shimmering silver paint
    Sponge brush
  • Glitter foam star stickers
  • Silver mini star stickers
  • Silver glitter glue

Create The Crown

  • Draw a crown across the bottom of a poster board long length wise.
  • I free handed mine, but you can draw a template and use it for each point of the crown.
  • Paint the whole crown with the Americana dazzling metallic shimmering silver paint and let it dry 10 – 20 minutes.
  • Cut out the crown and place star stickers on the crown in whatever pattern you would like.
  • Finish it off with the glitter glue. Let it dry overnight.
  • To make the wand take 2 large glitter foam star stickers and press them together on top of a Popsicle stick.

DIY Halloween Costumes

Tin Man Costume

  • Grey T-shirt
  • Head band
  • Americana black paint marker
  • Americana Decou Page
  • Funnel from Auto Zone
  • Silver Glitter
  • Sponge brush
  • Small silver dryer vent tubing
  • Grey yarn or string
  • Hot glue

Create The Costume

  • This is one of the easiest costumes I have ever made, but you can bump it up a notch with some dryer vent tubing if you want.
  • Draw black circles ½ round, down the middle of the t-shirt with the Americana black paint marker.
  • For the hat, paint decou page onto the funnel and cover it with silver glitter.
  • Let it dry for a couple of hours.

DIY Halloween Costumes

Scarecrow Costume

  • Dark blue T-shirt
  • Brown felt
  • Large Styrofoam cone
  • Head band
  • Hot glue gun
  • Straw or raffia
  • Large rope
  • Orange and green felt

Create The Costume

  • The hat is the hardest part of this costume, just be patient and take your time.
  • Use the Styrofoam cone to wrap one piece of the brown felt around it to form a cone hat.
  • Hot glue the end to the middle of the felt to hold it in place.
  • To finish off the top, put some hot glue inside the tip of the cone and pinch it together, use the band-aid tip for this step, place band-aids on the pointer finger and thumb so you don’t burn your fingers.
  • For the bottom of the hat, cut out a circle about 1 ½ inches longer on each end then the cone hat.
  • Hot glue the cone part of the hat to the flat circle, pinching it a bit to give it some wrinkle. Let it dry and then add the straw.
  • Place a little bit of hot glue where the cone touches the flat circle and start adding the straw, a little at a time.
  • Once you have it covered, hot glue a piece of the robe around it to finish it off.
  • For the shirt, glue 2 different colored squares on the bottom corner with a bit of straw coming out of it. You can draw a few x’s to look like stitches.

Lion Costume

  • Brown T-Shirt
  • Tan felt
  • Head band
  • Fur sheets (you can find these at the craft store)
  • Hot glue gun
  • You can add a fur tail, I found mine at Hobby Lobby in the felt section of the store

Create The Costume

  • Cut lion ears out of the tan felt and glue them to the headband, and then glue the head band to the back side of the fur square.
  • Glue the other fur square to the headband and cut a circle out of the middle and then another circle around the outside, this will go around the face.
  • For the Tail, cut a piece of ribbon and tie the fur tail to the ribbon. Cut out a piece of felt in the shape of a leaf and glue it to the end of the fur.
  • For the shirt, use a tan t-shirt.

Toto Costume (For a dog or a baby)

  • For a baby, get a black onesie
  • For a dog, get black tulle
  • Black felt
  • Black ribbon
  • Hot glue

Create The Costume

  • Create the tulle skirt like you did above for Dorothy, but with black tulle.
  • To make the ears, cut them out of black felt and glue them to a headband.

 

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