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DIY No Sew Elmo Halloween Costume

I am excited to be a part of the Really Awesome Handmade Costume Series with C.R.A.F.T. this year! Did you know that she has another website called Really Awesome Costumes that is full of the coolest costumes you’ve ever seen? She does! If you need to find a great DIY costume for yourself, your kids, your husband, etc. that is the place to look! The costume I am about to share will be featured on there tomorrow!

Handmade Costume Series 1

Well, here is the moment we have all been waiting for. Little girl’s costume for the year….

No Sew DIY Elmo Costume on www.girllovesglam.com #halloween #tutorial #sesamestreet

Elmo! Or as she would say it… “Melmo!” A few victories with this costume include… The fact that she recognizes it as Elmo. It costed less to make than the store bought Elmo costumes. It is 1000000000% cuter than the store bought Elmo costumes. It was will keep her warm during the freezing Idaho Halloween. It was totally no sew!

To make your own (not including the headband, that tutorial is under this one), you need…

Elmo Costume Supplies

*Red long sleeved shirt

*Red sweat pants

*Red fleece (buy it with your craft store coupon!)

*Fabric scissors

*Flexible stretch fabric glue

Fleece Fringe

First, the fleece into strips about 2-3 inches wide. Cut those strips into fringes. I folded the strips over a few times so I didn’t have to cut so many fringes.

Homemade Elmo Costume

Lay out the shirt and pants and glue the fringe onto it. Overlap the fringe just a little bit as you work your way up. Make sure to cover every part of the clothing with fringe. I put a cereal box in the shirt so that the glue wouldn’t go through the shirt onto the other side. Let the glue dry for 24 hours.

Now, onto the headband.

Elmo Headband

For the Elmo headband you need…

Elmo Headband Supplies

*Red hackle pad (you can usually find these at craft stores)

*Red headband

*Black felt

*Orange felt

*White felt

*Fabric scissors

*Hot glue

How to make an Elmo headband

Find round objects in your house that you can trace to make the perfect sizes for the eyes and nose. Trace them onto the felt and cut them out. The nose is a little more oval, but you can cut the circle and just cut a little bit off the sides to make it more of an oval shape.

Elmo Headband Tutorial

Take all of the shapes and glue them onto the hackle pad. Glue the hackle pad onto the headband and let it dry.

Once you finish that, you are done! Your little munchkin can now dress up as that lovable red, furry monster!

DIY Elmo Halloween Costume

Happy Halloween!

If you happened to miss out on her handmade Hedwig the owl costume from last year, check it out too! I used a lot of the same concepts on both costumes! Super easy!

No Sew Owl Costume

Comments

  1. i LOVE it! What a great idea… AND the fact that it is no sew :) Cute pics too! Thanks for participating in Really Awesome Costumes!

  2. SOoooooo smart! What a cutie. :)

  3. Oh my gosh…you’re awesome, McKenzie! This costume is adorable, but the little girl is even cuter!

  4. So cute!!! She is a doll and the costume is AWESOME!

  5. So cute! Using a headband instead of a hood of some kind is genius for little kids! :) You rock, as always, McKenzie! She is adorable! You can just tell she loves it :)

  6. Over-the-top cute! :) I love making my kids’ costumes, but I have pretty limited sewing skills, so this is right up my alley. :)

  7. So cute!

  8. This is TERRIFIC!!! you are a rock star! What a cutie pie too. I’m hopping over from Strut Your Stuff I enjoyed my visit to your blog. I invite you to join me at Katherines Corner Hugs! P.S. only one day left to enter my giveaway

  9. This is ADORABLE! I’d love if you’d link up to The DIY’ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-diyers-31.html

  10. This turned out so cute!! love it!

  11. such a clever idea with cute results :D love it

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