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Crochet black cat slouch hat (free crochet pattern)
This black cat slouch hat has chunky ribbing and cute cat ears. This simple and free crochet cat hat pattern works up quickly and makes a great gift! If you want to crochet your own cat hat, Alexis has written up the pattern for you! Winter is the perfect time to cuddle up with your yarn and crochet hooks and make something cozy. This crochet cat hat pattern is great for beginners, and simple enough that a more experienced crocheter could whip up a hat in just a couple of hours. You can crochet this easy cat hat in any color and size which mean you can customize and personalize this crochet hat pattern pretty easily – perfect for the  holiday gift giving!
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DIY Poison Ivy costume - Halloween costume for girls
Need a gorgeous costume? Try Poison Ivy : a DC Comics Super-Villain and Batman adversary! Poison Ivy is a botanist and notorious Eco-terrorist who uses plant toxins and mind-controlling pheromones for her criminal activities, usually aimed at protecting endangered species and the natural environment. Overall the DIY Poison Ivy costume is fairly straight forward to put together, maybe the only challenging part will be gathering the materials. This DIY costume involves a little hand sewing but besides of this, this is a fairly easy but still gorgeous costume suitable for both little girls and adults.
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Funny DIY Clark Kent (Superman) costume
For Halloween (or the upcoming dress-up party) dress up your (little) boy as a superhero! This DIY Clark Kent costume is SUPER quick to assemble, and doesn't requires special craft skills. We love that boys can wear this DIY Clark Kent (Superman) costume all the time, not just on Halloween, so that’s a huge bonus! The glasses were an old Happy Meal toy, but you can also find some online. (Or create one from a cardboard box). Such a simple and affordable costume, that is absolutely adorable.
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Adorable ice cream costume with fabric pains
Some Halloween costumes are just too complicated, especially when you need a costume last-minute and don’t want to do anything over-the-top when you’re just going to work for the day. With the right paint products, you can simplify this cute Halloween costume using just a painted shirt and a headband and create a DIY simple ice cream t-shirt to pair with a honeycomb cherry headband! Wear your t-shirt with pants, jeans or a skirt of your choice and still feel as festive as everyone else for Halloween !
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10 Different fun & quick DIY Halloween costume
This week on Kamri’s YouTube Channel she featured 10 adorable Halloween Costume Ideas . We thought you might like to see her 10 Food Inspired DIY Costumes . This video was so much fun! Which is your favorite? Each of these DIY costumes looks perfect as last minute DIY Halloween costumes for girls. These fun food costumes will make perfect DIY Halloween costumes for kids, for teens, and even adults. The costumes: Gumball Machine, girly and cute Cotton Candy, fun Candy Buttons, super-cute Donut, bubbly bunch of Grapes, adorable bag of Jelly Beans, perky Pineapple, perfect Slice of Pizza, fun box of PopCorn, and a beautifully-ripe Strawberry!
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DIY Swan costume with tulle skirt (Bjork swan dress)
Do you remember that time Bjork showed up to the Oscars in that swan dress and everyone on tv and fashion magazines flipped out? We do. And we loved it! At first glance this costume making tutorial may looks crazy, but it’s actually a pretty simple step-by-step .To make this beautiful swan dress you will need white cotton fabric ( or an unused white stocking / yoga pants ),10-15 yards of tulle ,elastic, wire & cutters, stuffing, black and orange fabric scraps ( felt ),tape measure and scissors.
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30 Easy DIY best friend Halloween costrume
This week on Cloe’s YouTube Channel she featured 30 adorable Halloween BFF Costume Ideas. We thought you might like to see her 30 DIY ( last minute ) best friend costume ideas. This video was so much fun! Which is your favorite? Each of these DIY costumes looks perfect as last minute DIY Halloween costumes for girls. These fun best friend costumes will make perfect DIY Halloween costumes for kids, for teens, and even adults. ( Costumes starts from 1:08 )
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Easy & quick DIY rockstar costume - Halloween costume idea
We are so excited to share with you this super cool costume idea by 30 Minute Crafts !  For this year's Halloween (or dress up party) create a super fun and easy rock star costume! Seriously, how cute is he? And this costume is SO easy to make! This easy & quick DIY rock star costume is perfect for every  Halloween lovers looking for a unique , fun and super quick, last minute costume idea.( You don’t see many rock stars walking around, do you? ) You can create a guitar from cardboard if you haven't got a real one. Get the tutorial at 30minutecrafts.com:
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DIY Tinkerbell costume for kids (sewing tutorial)
If your girl is super CRAZY about fairies and Tinkerbell make this gorgeous Tinkerbell fairy costume for her with the help of this nice costume making tutorial ! The costume itself needs a little sewing experience, but you can change the sewn parts with normal clothes or a no-sewn tulle skirt. You can also use fleece or felt because it doesn't fray at the edges. And even if you already have a costume for this year Halloween consider creating one of these for your dress-up box . ( Everything purchased for this costumes was under $3 a yard! )
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DIY Tight rope walker circus costume (free sewing tutorial)
We love super pretty DIY costumes ! At first glance this DIY Tight rope walker circus costume may looks crazy, but it’s actually a pretty simple costume .To make this beautiful DIY Tight rope walker circus costume you can use ordinary clothes decorated with a few feathers, tissue paper and tulle. Read this nice step-by-step costume making tutorial and create a gorgeous DIY Tight rope walker circus costume for your little girl!
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DIY Circus clown and bear piggyback costume (sewing tutorial)
Oh. My. Word. We haven’t laughed so much at a costume,maybe EVER! Want to give this DIY Circus clown and bear piggyback costume a whirl?  Almost everything you need can come from stuff you have around the house.  And if you don’t have some of the items needed…..head to the thrift store! Put your DIY Circus clown and bear piggyback costume on with a white button up shirt and cinch up your suspenders to help hold the pants up.  Add some face paint, a red nose, and hat….and you’re ready to go!
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DIY Lion tamer circus costume (free sewing tutorial)
Do you love pretty,fun and easy to sew costumes ? We love them! At first glance this DIY lion tamer costume may looks crazily difficult, but it’s actually a pretty simple costume making project .To make this beautiful DIY Lion tamer circus costume you will need red cotton fabric ( or red felt ) ,10-15 yards of tulle ,elastic, gold cording, crepe paper, a pair of black gloves, a DIY or store bought hat, and a hoola hoop.
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Easy DIY felt emoji costume for kids - Halloween costume
Are you looking for a last minute ( Halloween ) costume ? Do your kids love emojis as much as hers do? If so, we have the perfect quick and easy Halloween costume solution for you:a no sew emoji costume! Gather some supplies from the fabric store and the dollar store to throw this no sew emoji costume together. This costume making project costs less than $5 in materials and take about 30 minutes to make! AND the outcome is so funny! Of course you can choose the easier / cheaper way and use simple cardboard circles to create the emoji faces.
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Easy DIY prisoner costume - last minute Halloween costume
If you are looking for an easy, last minute Halloween costume, this is it! All you need is some black duct tape and a white shirt and pants. While this prisoner costume will probably be favored by boys this Halloween more than girls, it works for either one! A prisoner costume is one of the most common Halloween costumes . There are lots of ways to dress it up too.Amanda's going to show you how to make a ball and chain ,but you can also paint your child’s face to give them a beard and even a few bruises.
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Easy DIY unicorn hoodie ( free sewing tutorial )
If you looking for an easy to make last minute Halloween or dress up party costume ,this adorable DIY unicorn costume is a perfect choice for you! It's warm and comfortable, that can be hard sometimes when it comes to handmade Halloween costumes . This unicorn costume is cute, girly, whimsical, and colorful. You can create other characters than unicorns : it can be any my little pony character or a horse/donkey ( just change the base colors ) .
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DIY Chewbacca costume (Star Wars costume)
Today we have a super furry and adorable DIY chewbacca costume to share with you! Chewie, a nickname given by Han Solo to Chewbacca ,occurs to be his best friend and indeed one of the characters known to appear in the entire Star Wars series. You can wear his costume too, only if your height is of 6’9 or something and love being hairy.. Haha! Don’t worry about how to make a Chewbacca costume ,this Chewbacca Costume DIY is what you must go for. The Chewbacca is one of the oldest characters of the Star Wars franchise. His costume is unique and fun to wear at movie premiers and parties. The outfit is washable and very easy to wear
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DIY BB8 droid Star Wars costume
BB8 ! Don’t know who he is? He’s the adorable new droid from Star Wars : The Force Awakens. BB-8 is a droid that rolls! If you don't know how to paper mache you could simply use a round paper lantern which is such perfect for a BB-8 Costume . We love this DIY BB8 droid costume ! It’s light weight but durable. And felt is such an easy to handle craft material! To us this DIY BB8 droid Star Wars costume totally screams homemade Halloween costume in a really fun way.
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DIY Felt flower butterfly antennae headband
Today, Ashley will show you just how simple it is to make a flower antennae headband! Beautiful, isn't it? This DIY Felt flower butterfly antennae headband is actually pretty inexpensive to make because it's mostly made from felt. They are attached to some floral wire that comes covered in brown paper and two little pom-pom antennae . There’s an elastic hairband that holds the wire closed in the back and helps the headband to sit snugly on the head. Click the button below and learn how to make this gorgeous butterfly costume piece for Halloween or for the girls dress up box in not time!
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DIY Giant fabric butterfly wings - butterfly costume
We are so excited to share this gorgeous DIY butterfly costume with you! Ashley was determined to do something a little more unique than a regular butterfly costume and something more fun than the standard wire mesh wings! Check out this step-by-step costume making tutorial and learn how to make your very own gorgeous butterfly costume with felt floral antennae in no time! You can find wide varieties of butterfly wing patterns >> here <<
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DIY Mermaid costume with seashell top - sewing tutorial
Are you looking for a lovely and quick to sew mermaid costume for your little mermaid ? Cassidy has the perfect method and very clear instructions, that we bet any one of you could create,and they look so polished and perfect for imaginative play! We love that she shares her shop secrets! Are you ready to give these a shot? We would recommend at least basic sewing skills already. It should take you about an hour or so for the tail, maybe 30-40 minutes for the seashells. Read through all the instructions first: it’ll go much faster for you if you have an idea where you’re going!
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DIY Bubblegum machine Halloween costume - sewing tutorial
This DIY Bubblegum machine Halloween costume can be tackled by just about anyone. It doesn’t require much sewing at all (only a tiny bit on the skirt) and is a perfect costume for the tween/teen age who don’t know what to be for Halloween. But let’s be real, adults will love this too.The skirt is made with felt, which is nice and stiff and stays in place really well. Go to makeit-loveit.com and learn how to make your very own pretty DIY gumball machine costume!
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Easy DIY Waldo costume for kids - Halloween costume idea
We know many of you will be doing the last minute scramble, to find a simple costume idea to attend that Halloween party at work, school, church, your neighborhood, etc. We have something really simple to wear on Halloween. This idea will take you less than an hour to make. ( right before the party! ) Grab a white T-shirt, a little bit of red/white fleece and felt, some round glasses ( the plastic Harry Potter ones at party stores work great! ) and you’ve got yourself a super cute ( Where is ) Waldo costume !
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DIY Flamingo costume - free sewing tutorial
Simple Halloween costume ideas are the best! This lovely flamingo costume could be made in an hour or two. Nice and simple! This costume making tutorial hopefully will be helpful to some of you who would like to make your own costumes! Sewing costumes ,you can really let your imagination go crazy and create something over the top, sometimes the crazier the better! Make this quick and easy flamingo costume that would be great for Halloween ,but are also fun for any day dress up play . The best in it: it can be any type of birds! You can make an owl,a chicken, an eagle or anything that you want just alternate the colors and the beak.
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DIY Bubble bath family costume (costume making tutorial)
Turn your baby into a super adorable and super funny giant loofah ! This DIY bubble bath costume by Studio DIY is a great mommy and me or full family costume if you can convince your significant other to rock a bathrobe! Whether you need a costume to wear to school during Book Week or to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, these bubble bath costumes are just perfect. You can utilize the whole family to be a part of it or you can combine the different parts to create one unique and complex but still super easy-to-make costume for yourself. Head to studiodiy.com and create this bubble bath family costume in no time:
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DIY Family weather costume (sun,rainbow and rain costume)
Today, Studio DIY will teach you how to make a super fun, last-minute weather costume for the whole family out of simple clothes and household materials. There are so many options for expanding this DIY family weather costume : just add a lightning bolt, a sky, a cute tornado, a snowflake or even a blizzard! So if you got more kids ( or friends ) , you’ve got options. But to start, Studio DIY will show you how to make these three: the sun costume , the rainbow costume , and the rain costume:
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DIY Diamond ring costume  - costume making tutorial
Turn yourself into a gorgeous diamond ring or a delicious ring pop with Studio DIY's fun ring costume tutorial ! This DIY diamond ring ( or ring pop ) costume is a great show-stopper costume which also can be a part of a fun family costume ( imagine it coupled with other wedding-themed costumes ) ! Whether you need a costume to wear at a dress-up party or to go trick-or-treating on Halloween, this fun ring costume is just perfect. Head to studiodiy.com and create this diamond ring or ring pop costume in no time:
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DIY Miss Valerie Frizzle costume ( The Magic School Bus )
Did you love the Magic School Bus when you were little? Then dressing up as Miss Frizzle is the perfect idea for you! This DIY Miss Valerie Frizzle costume by Angie from The Country Chic Cottage is super easy to make and will really wow your friends! And the best part is: this DIY Miss Frizzle costume is perfect for adults as well as kids! Angie will show you how to make this fun and quick Miss Frizzle costume in no time, so head to thecountrychiccottage.net and let the fun begin:
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