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I am so excited to show you what has turned into my annual tradition… a DIY no sew Halloween costume! I didn’t intend for it to turn into a tradition necessarily, but I love that it did! Here is a look back at the costumes from 2012 and 2013.
Now for this year… The DIY No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume!
I love seeing her grow up year after year in these costumes!
Me and 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes! I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring y’all tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea!
This Minnie Mouse costume was crazy easy to make and much less time consuming than the costumes from the costumes of years past.
Here is what you will need to make this costume…
–Light pink short sleeved shirt (mine is from Target.com)
–White fleece (this is for the collar and the amount just depends on how far around you have to make the collar. I got a 1/4 yard to get mine wide enough and I had plenty of fabric left over)
Everything else can be purchased at The Ribbon Retreat! They so graciously donated the remainder of the items for this tutorial. Please purchase these items from them! Most of the items would be next to impossible to find anywhere else!
Here is the rest of what you will need…
–4 packages of felt circles (these could be white or off white). These are a HUGE time saver!
–Tulle ribbon (Mine was in Paris Pink)
First, cut a piece of felt that is big enough to fit your collar on and trace a circle in the center of it that it is the same size as the collar of the shirt. I just laid the shirt out and then traced from the inside of the shirt around the collar.
Lay the collar out on the shirt with the hole going right over the collar and trim up any places that need to be trimmed.
Fold the collar in half and sketch out where you want the collar to be. I just kind of eyeballed it. I am not too big of a perfectionist. You could use lids to trace or something if you are wanting things to be more exact. After tracing it out, cut out where you traced.
Lay out the collar on the shirt and glue it into place using the flexible fabric glue. Glue your giant, white button into place too.
The tutu is super easy because of those awesome precut felt circles! All you have to do is lay out your tutu and place the felt circles where you want them to be and go back and glue them on with the flexible fabric glue.
The clothing part of the costume is complete! Now onto the headband!
I used the ear template from The Suburban Mom. You can find it HERE.
1. Cut out two of the ear shapes out of the black felt.
2. Cut circles that are just smaller than the ear circles out of the thick craft foam.
3. Fold the ears in half and glue around the circles. Don’t get glue in the bottom flap areas.
5. Make a tulle bow using this video tutorial from The Ribbon Retreat. I just glued more tulle around the center to wrap it with instead of the jewels that they use. After you make the bow, glue it onto the headband.
Our family dressed up as Mickey Mouse Clubhouse characters to go along with our little Minnie Mouse as well!
Creating our costumes was insanely easy. I made the Mickey Mouse ears the same way as the Minnie Mouse ears, without the bow. I wore a black, long sleeved shirt and black leggings and then borrowed red basketball shorts (from my dad!). I cut circles out of felt with the sticky back on it and stuck it to the shorts.
The goofy hat and ears was a free print that I found on the Disney Junior website. I cut it out and glued it to a sweatband for my husband to wear. He wore an orange shirt and vest over it to finish the look. We didn’t go too overboard because, lets face it, it is all about that little Minnie Mouse!
And now it’s time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don’t forget to follow the Handamde Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!
7. No Sew Magician Costume
10. Marty McFly
12. Handmade Lalaloopsy Doll Costume
14. DIY Mermaid For Less Than $20 (No-Sew Option)
17. Dog The Bounty Hunter and Beth
21. Cheap and Easy DIY Spider Costume
27. Elsa crown
36. DIY Cat Costume
38. Easy Frozen Costumes (Carrisa!!)
53. Toddler or Baby Egg Costume
70. DIY Skunk Mask
78. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Costume
87. Handmade Teddy Bear Costume
What handmade costume ideas did you love the most?! Be sure to click over to get the costume instructions, pin the costume, and let them know you love it! Also, follow the Handmade Halloween Costume board on Pinterest!
Don’t forget to check out these AWESOME Halloween posts too!