No Sew Willy Wonka Family Costumes

The day is finally here! The big reveal of our family Halloween costume. I probably say this every year, but this family Halloween costume theme is my favorite one we have ever done! Each costume was so fun to make and they were all very simple to create! Now to reveal… our no sew Willy Wonka family costumes!

No Sew Willy Wonka Family Costumes

With the exception of actually going out and buying the supplies for these Willy Wonka costumes, I was able to make all 4 of them in half of a day. They were really easy to whip up and I didn’t have to pull out my sewing machine for any of them! [Read more…]

Oompa Loompa Costume for Girls

The final costume for our Willy Wonka family costume is finally here today and I promise it was worth the wait! This Oompa Loompa costume for girls is perfect for babies and toddlers. It is just the right about of cute and funny! The best part is that you won’t have to pull out your sewing machine to make it!

Oompa Loompa Costume for Girls

The Oompa Loompa costume was the perfect addition to our Willy Wonka family costume theme. I can’t wait to show you our whole family, tomorrow! [Read more…]

No Sew Willy Wonka Costume for Girls

This year’s Willy Wonka family costume theme has been my favorite family themed costume we have ever done. I loved making each of the costumes! Today, I am sharing the main man himself, Willy Wonka! Only there is a slight twist. It is a Willy Wonka costume for girls! If you missed the Wonka Bar costume and the Golden Ticket costume, check those out too!

Willy Wonka Costume for Girls

I love that my daughter is willing to dress up as a male character, but knows that I will make it feel girly enough for her personality. I just love how all of the details came together to feel like a Willy Wonka costume, but with a girl twist!  [Read more…]

Wonka Bar Costume

There is nothing that screams Willy Wonka more than a classic Wonka Bar! That is why I was excited to be a Wonka Bar in our Willy Wonka family Halloween costume theme. Yesterday, I shared the Wonka Golden Ticket costume. Today is all about the no sew Wonka Bar costume!

No Sew Wonka Bar Costume

Homemade Wonka Bar costume

To make your own Wonka Bar costume, you will need… [Read more…]

Willy Wonka Golden Ticket Costume

Willy Wonka is a family favorite at our house. We love the book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the movies. That’s why we knew we needed our family Halloween costume to be a Willy Wonka family costume. The Golden Ticket is such an important part of the story that we had to have that as one the costumes. So to kick off the no sew Halloween costumes for 2018, here is the Golden Ticket costume!

Willy Wonka Golden Ticket Costume

Homemade Golden Ticket costume

To make your own Golden Ticket costume, you will need… [Read more…]

DIY No Sew Ninja Turtle Costume for Girls!

It is officially the time of year that I look forward to each and every year. When I first started making my family costumes, I didn’t mean to create the no sew theme that I did. But I am sure glad that I didn’t start out by sewing every costume because that would have never lasted! If you are new around these parts, this is the 5th year that I have created a new sew costume for my daughter. We end up having a family theme with all of us, but I usually just share the tutorial for her costume. I will be sharing our entire family look later, but today I am excited to show you my very own little Ninja Turtle! Here is my DIY No Sew Ninja Turtle Costume for Girls!

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This costume was not only easy to make, but it was so fun too! The best part was definitely putting it on my daughter and seeing her instantly turn into a ninja. Its like she literally thought she was a Ninja Turtle!

Easy Ninja Turtle Costume on www.girllovesglam.com

Obviously this costume would be pretty easy to turn into a boy’s costume as well. Just don’t include the tutu and the sparkly fabric and you are good to go! Just follow along with the instructions below to create your very own little half shell hero! [Read more…]

No Sew Vanellope Von Schweetz Costume from Wreck it Ralph

Choosing our family Halloween costume each year is quite the debate. The last two years haven’t been too bad, but this year it was much more difficult because 3 1/2 year olds seem to change their minds every 5 minutes! Eventually, we narrowed it down to being Minions, Wreck it Ralph characters, or Powerpuff Girls characters. It took a long time to decide, but we finally decided on Wreck it Ralph characters! I kind of love that we are going with this theme for a few reasons… 1. I love this movie and I don’t think it got the love that it deserves. 2. This movie is a few years old and there aren’t going to be a million other people dressed like us. 3. This Vanellope Von Schweetz costume is out. of. CONTROL! After we decided what we were going to be, I asked my daughter about the Vanellope Von Schweetz costume and that is when I realized that she wasn’t thinking about the hoodie that Vanellope wears 99% of the time in the movie, she was thinking of the Vanellope Von Schweetz princess dress that she wears for about 30 seconds in the entire movie! So, I mapped it all out and made it happen. Introducing the Vanellope Von Schweetz Princess Costume!

Wreck it Ralph Vanellope Von Schweetz Princess Costume on www.girllovesglam.com

Isn’t this thing out of control? Here is a look at what the actual dress looks like in the movie, just for reference…

Vanellope Von Schweetz Princess Costume Tutorial on www.girllovesglam.com

I think one of my biggest challenges was to [Read more…]

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!

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!

We dressed as Sesame Street characters as a family with our little Elmo!

Sesame Street Family Halloween Costume on www.girllovesglam.com

For Cookie Monster, we just purchased a blue shirt and blue beanie. I cut out felt eyes and a glued them to the hat. For my Big Bird costume, we actually borrowed it from an incredibly talented neighbor! The costume would be insanely simple to recreate though. The dress was made of yellow fleece and was literally just a straight seam up the side and yellow boas glued to the collar and along the bottom. The socks were dyed orange because she couldn’t find any orange knee socks when she made the costume. To make the headband, she stuffed a circular piece of fleece for the head. She took a cereal box, cut it apart, and rolled it into the shape of a beak and then glued yellow fabric over it. She glued it onto the head. The eyeballs were tennis balls with black felt glued to them. She glued it all onto a headband and added some feathers to the top of it for detail. It was so sweet of her to let me borrow it!

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