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Easy Halloween Costumes

Easy Halloween CostumesHalloween can be an expensive holiday if you don't do it right. This year, get a head start - and a cheap one at that - with these Easy Halloween Costumes. With simple instructions and inexpensive materials, each of these sewing crafts takes just an hour to complete. Your kids can choose between a buzzing bee, a wicked witch, a wise owl, and a hungry shark. Crafts for Halloween can be as fun as the holiday itself. Your kids are going to love their DIY Halloween costumes so much that they'll want to wear them every day. Get going and get sewing!

Materials:

  • Felt
  • Thread
  • Tule
  • Pipe cleaners

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Instructions:

Wicked Witch

Easy Halloween Costumes

1. Use what you already have: a black shirt, a pair of striped leggings, and boots.

2. To make the tutu, simply fit a piece of elastic around child's waist and sew closed.

3. Using a rotary cutter on cutting mat, cut strips of tulle twice the desired length and about six inches wide.

4. Fold a piece in half and pull up behind elastic.

5. Pull the two tails up, in front of elastic, and pull through loop at top.

6. Pull outward and build your layers around the entire elastic until you are happy with the results.

7. Buy a $2 witch hat from Target and dress it up a little.

8. Using the circles template, cut out circles of colorful felt, cut a swirl from the outside to the center, and roll up starting from the outer edge.

9. Hot glue them together and around the hat.

Wise Owl

Easy Halloween Costumes

1. This adorable owl costume is simply a brown shirt with rows of fabric ovals sewn beginning at the bottom.

2. Trace a bunch of ovals and cut them out.

3. The hat is a store-bought knit cap. Turn it inside-out, cut off a semi-circle from the top, and sew it back together forming an owl shape.

4. Circles and a triangle glued to the hat complete the cute face.


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Hungry Shark

Easy Halloween Costumes

1. A gray sweat suit is quickly transformed into a vicious (okay, adorable) shark in minutes.

2. Sew on white felt to the chest, sew jagged teeth around the hood (use stiffened felt
sheets from the store to give them structure), black felt eyes, and a fin sewn to the back.

3. Sew together two fins leaving a seam allowance to spread and sew down the back of sweat shirt.

Buzzing Bee

Easy Halloween Costumes

1. Using the rotary cutter on a mat, cut strips of black tee and hand sew a long running stitch, pull to ruffle, pin to shirt, and machine sew.
 

2. A simple set of antennae is made by drilling two holes in a black headband using the craft drill, feeding a yellow and black pipe cleaner through each side, twist, and sticking into foam balls painted yellow.

 


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