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DIY Monarch butterfly wings from garbage bags
If you looking for a gorgeous and affordable halloween or fairy/woodland dress up party costume with the help of this great video craft tutorial make this monarch butterfly costume from garbage bags ! All you need is some plastic garbage bags in black, orange and white.
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Fleece knight helmet - winter hat (or knight costume )
Are you looking for a fun and warm winter hat / halloween knight costume accesory? Try this cute and cozy winter fleece knight helmet! In this nice craft blog you will find the free sewing pattern to make this fun fleece knight helmet and a link to a step-by-step fleece hat sewing tutorial! Fleece is a perfect sewing material for beginners as well because it doesn't fray! So even if your are a beginner in costume making/sewing you can make this fun and cozy hat in minutes for the next Halloween party or just for winter ! You little (or big) boys will love it!
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Jet pack from plastic bottles - fun costume for kids
Here's a step by step tutorial on how to create your very own rocket jet pack from plastic bottles! This quick and inexpensive recycling craft project promises to make you the best parent in less than 20 minutes!  The instant joy in your little boy's eyes is worth every minute! This plastic bottle jet-pack is perfect for halloween or dress up parties or just for everyday fun!  To make one fun jet-pack costume you will need: plastic Coke bottles, silver acryllic (spray) paint, and some felt (or paper) for the flames. Brilliant idea, isn't it?
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DIY Easy Greek goddess costume
Are you looking for a gorgeous still super simple , last-minute Halloween or dress up party costume ? Try this Greek goddess costume ! This DIY costume is really super easy , you can make it literally in minutes! Watch this nice step-by-step video tutorial on how to create your own beautiful Greek goddess Halloween or dress up party costume easily with a simple plain white curtain ( or bedsheet ). The Greek goddess costume can be a perfect choice for adults and kids as well!
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DIY Optimus Prime costume from cardboard (Transformers)
Are you looking for  the most AWESOME Halloween (or dress up party) kids' costume that ever created? Try this Optimus Prime costume!  Probably you won't believe me but it's completely made from cardboard! It's truly amazing, isn't it?  Of course you can create a simplier version, just use this nice step-by step tutorial on how to make an amazing Optimus prime (Transformers) costume from cardboard with a few clever trick! Cardboard is perfect for sharp geometrical shapes like Optimus's body and head (and also for other Transformers or car characters). I bet this gorgeous Optimus Prime costume is every (little and big) boy's dream costume!
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Sewn dress up butterfly wings for kids (with template)
These dress up butterfly wings are one of the sweetest things for little girls! These butterfly wings are great for all those little girls that love spending their day dressing up and imagining. They would also be a great costume idea for school plays or even halloween. With just a few simple supplies and some minor sewing skills you can have a set of these butterfly (or fairy) wings done in no time! Just copy the pattern and adjust the size. Of course you can create other character / animal wings with this nice and easy sewing tutorial as well!
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DIY easy rainbow unicorn costume for kids with tulle
Sometimes little girls just want to be fluffy rainbow unicorns. And when this time comes this nice easy and quick  DIY rainbow unicorn costume tutorial will be very handy! This fun costume can be a perfect choice for halloween or just for dress up parties! Because who can resist cute rainbow unicorns? Of course you can use this creative tulle and felt costume  idea to make other horse or unicorn characters (jut like Rainbow Dash from My little pony - Equestria )
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Easy DIY teenage mutant ninja turtle costume for kids (no-sew)
We love easy and fun DIY dress up / Halloween costumes ! For this year's Halloween ( or the next dress up party ) create this fun and easy DIY teenage mutant ninja turtle costume ! This nice step-by-step video tutorial will show you how to make this SUPER easy Ninja Turtle costume. This handmade costume is great for a group of friends, plus you can totally change it up however you want! The teenage mutant ninja turle costume is perfect for boys and girls , and for kids and adults both! If you haven't got aluminium turkey pan at hand you can use cardboard instead
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100 Easy DIY last-minute halloween and dress up costumes
In this nice video tutorial you will find 100 different halloween/dress up party costume ! Unbelievable, isn't it? Each of these DIY costumes are super easy, quick and doesn't need special craft equipment or skills to make! The most of the costumes can be made with simple everyday household objects / outfits. If you haven't got any costume ideas for this year's halloween or dress up party for yourself or for the kids, watch this nice DIY costume collection video ! Absolutelly worth the time! In this collection you will find simple movie character outfits, animal costumes , cartoon character costumes , pun costumes and a lot more!
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DIY easy raincloud costume for kids (no-sew)
Do you love unique,fun , and super easy kids costumes? For this year's Halloween or dress up party try this fun rain cloud costume that is soo easy it doesn't involves sewing at all! You can make this fun handmade rain cloud costume for the kids literally in minutes with a little poliester batting and felt! You can make a raincloud costume with dark clothes imitating thunderstorm but this costume also will be very nice in a cute rainbow-sky blue version! If you are the type to wait til last minute, this  costume will be the perfect choice for you because it came together in under 2 hours!
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Granny costume - Halloween costume for kids with sewing pattern
For this year's Halloween or dress up party create a costume that will make you laugh every time when you look at it! The granny costume from Little red riding hood!  There’s just something about that teeny little baby face with all that curly white hair and some reading glasses on a chain. And, well, that granny cap and dress/apron combo finish it off perfectly! If you haven't got sewing machine or sewing skills you  can make this super cute and fun granny costume with combined ordinary girly  clothes and a yarn wig!
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Halloween wolf costume for kids (with sewing pattern)
We love to sew fun,cute and cozy Halloween / dress up party costumes and this brown fluffy wolf costume is one of our favourites! In this nice craft blog you will find a free sewing pattern and a nice step-by-step sewing tutorial on how to make one big bad wolf costume (from red riding hood) for your kid.This same wolf concept and costume shape could be used for other animals like a bear, dog, cat, lion, tiger, etc. Just the face would just need to be adjusted a bit. So, if you are trying to figure out something similar, hopefully today’s post will help you out a little bit.
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DIY Little red riding hood Halloween costume (with sewing pattern)
I your kids love the Little red riding hood story they will love this beautiful Red riding hood costume! In this nice craft blog you will find a step-by-step sewing guide and a free template for making this gorgeous Red riding hood costume, and as an extra you can find here the big bad wolf anf granny costumes as well! So this idea can  be a perfect group or family Halloween / dress up costume! Well, this Little red riding hood costume is not the easiest DIY costume in the world but if you love to sew  it will be a piece of cake! Or alterantively you can use ordinary girl clothes similar to this design and put them together!
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Easy quick last-minute lego halloween costume for kids
Sometimes the easiest costume ideas are the best! Not just because they are super quick, easy and inexpensive but because they're also super fun!  This funny lego costume can be made literally in minutes with a cardboard box and some plastic containers. This fun Halloween or dress up party lego costume is also a nice way to repurpose some plastic and paper trash which is also a great thing! This lego costume can be  a great family or group costume as well because you can make small and large lego blocks in lots of different colors from shoe and cardboard boxes easily!
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Quick MiIckey and Minnie mouse ears - costume for kids
This super craft tutorial will show you how to make your own Mickey or Minnie Mouse ears in 10 minutes or less! This easy DIY costume acessory project is super quick, inexpensive and your kids will love them! These felt mouse ears can be perfect additions to your Minnie or Mickey mouse costume or you can make some for your kids' upcoming birthday or dress - up party !  You can make the Minnie and Mickey mouse ears from stiffened black felt or even black construction paper will work well!
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DIY Halloween cupcake costume for kids
If you love sweets and fun Halloween costumes try this super cute cupcake costume by Melissa ( from Make It Yours )! This cupcake Halloween or dress up party costume is sized for a child but to construct one for an adult would be the same process with slightly different measurements and extra supplies.Who says candy has to be the only sweet treat on Halloween? This ambitious cupcake costume is surprisingly doable! follow along Melissa's step-by-step costume making tutorial and create one:
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DIY Black cat Halloween costume for kids
Do you need a simple – but super cute – kids costume for Halloween or the next dress up party ? With items you probably already have in your home, you can make this easy DIY kids’ black cat costume in less than an hour. You can make an adorable black cat costume from a black jacket, black jeggings, and a furry scarf in minutes! Along with some pink felt, a headband, a glue gun, and a plastic duo-tang you can create a super sweet kitten headband of your own as well. And the best is in this super easy diy halloween costume is: you don’t have to worry about sneezing!
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DIY Carousel horse costume for kids
With a little paint and cardboard, a whimsical carousel horse costume can make all your child’s dreams come true! And for under $5, this cute Halloween (or dress up partycostume is a win for parents too. The free templates for the carousel horse can be found in this nice craft blog as well!  Feel free to be creative with the colors and decorations ! And don’t hesitate to make this adorable Halloween or dress up party costume for an adult! It's super easy to size up and carousel horses are NEVER too juvenile :)
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DIY no-sew Minnie mouse costume
In this nice step-by-step video tutorial you can learn how to make this super adorable, quick, inexpensive, no-sew Minnie mouse inspired halloween costume ! This adorable Minnie mouse Halloween or dress up party costume is simple to do, and could totally work as a "last minute" costume idea! You can make one Minnie mouse costume for yourself or for the kids , this brilliant costume idea will works with kids of all ages and adults too! You can make the costume in red or pink, it will be a great hit in any form! To make one Minnie Mouse costume you will need red ( or pink ) tulle , black felt , a pearl necklace and and black clothes.
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Simple handprint paper masks - fun kids craft idea
Are you looking for a simple, fun paper craft idea which doesn't require fancy craft materials and crafting skills? Try these super fun handprint paper masks! These handprint paper masks can be perfect additions to a spring carnival costume or you can make some with the kids just for fun! In this nice craft site you will find 3 different paper mask designs and a few ideas about how to decorate them! These fun colorful paper handprint masks also can be great keepsakes! These colorful paper masks are super simple,super quick and also super fun so even the smallest crafty hands can create some in no time!
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Last minute DIY Halloween costumes
It’s the time of year when the holidays start creeping up on us and you might find yourself scrambling for a costume last minute for a Halloween party or other event. All For The Boys has some easy (and funny) DIY costumes for you! For example: you can make this super fun stick figure Halloween or dress up party costume! In this nice last minute DIY costume collection you will find 5 hilarious & super easy DIY costumes for your kids or yourself. All of them can be made with ordinary household items and everyday clothes, so you can easily make it even without any crafting skills!
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Easy cardboard box dragon mask - costume for kids
In this step-by-step video tutorial Øistein and Box will teach you how to make a dragon’s head mask from two ordinary cardboard boxes ! You can use this fun cardboard box dragon mask as a Halloween or dress up party costume or simply make one just for fun! This cardboard box dragon costume headpiece is so easy to do, even the kids can make some for themselves! The only things you will need to create this fun cardboard box dragon mask ( head ) are: 2 small cardboard boxes , some ( acrilic ) paint and a little glue, and that's it! This kids craft idea is a perfect way to repurpose some old cardboard boxes and create a fun, inexpensive and last minute costume !
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Easy paper ball garland - DIY quick party decor
This colorful paper ball garland craft is perfect as a Christmas decoration and it will also look absolutely adorable at any (birthday) party (any time of the year). Simple paper garlands (and paper chains) make the prettiest decorations if you ask me and they are frugal! You can make a pretty colorful paper ball garland like they did or even turn these into Christmas tree ornaments! You can make the paper balls in any size and color, it will be super fun and gorgeous in any form! But beware:  this paper ball garland can be quite addicting!
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Easy and super quick mummy Halloween costume for kids
It’s the time of year when the holidays start creeping up on us and you might find yourself scrambling for a costume last minute for a Halloween party or other event. Want to scare everyone as a mummy this Halloween? Try this super easy (and fun) DIY mummy costume! It's really easy to make a great costume from simple items that you might have lying around the house, or can purchase cheaply from a thrift store. Follow this easy how-to to find out how you can have a great mummy costume this Halloween (or this Friday, or for tomorrow's business lunch, or whenever, really).
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DIY Easy dice costume for kids - costume from cardboard box
Are you looking for a cute, fun ( or last minute ) Hallowen costume for couples / twins ? Try this super cute dice costume ! Everyone who see this in your neighborhood will love it! And we bet that you will be the only one around that have such a unique and adorable costume. Sugar Bee Crafts will teach you how to make this quick, frugal and adorable little boxtume ( box costume ) in no time from simple household materials such as cardboard boxes :
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Cardboard box viking helmet (free template & video tutorial)
With this fun free downloadable wing template that ZygoteBrown Designs developed, you can make this winged viking helmet as well as the horned version! All which are great additions to any dress-up box or for that next costume for Halloween. Once you have made the base cardboard viking hat you can decorate it however you like, either using wings or even horns. Watch the video at the end of the tutorial to learn how to decorate it with fun wings! If you want to add horns you can find them in Zygote's site with many other fun cardboard costume ideas!
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DIY Strawberry costume for kids (sewing tutorial)
We love super adorable,fun and quick costumes ! Look at this cute DIY strawberry costume ! How sweet is that? However it requires a little bit of sewing this DIY strawberry costume is definitely a quick one! The arm holes are very basic ( no sleeves! ) and the whole thing is stuffed loosely with some fluffy batting. Because a happy berry is a plump and juicy berry! Definitely a fun DIY costume to make! If you can't sew ( or you don't want to ) you can easily swap the strawberry 's body part with simple red clothes .
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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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DIY Funny  fried egg costume for kids (free sewing tutorial)
Emma from MyPoppet.com went to her school's dress up party as an egg because it was an egg-ceptional egg-cuse for punny egg jokes! If you want to make a fried egg costume of your own for Halloween or a party, read on, the instructions are pun free. This DIY Funny  fried egg costume is  certainly a lot of fun to make and even more fun to wear!
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DIY Tin man costume for kids (The wizard of Oz)
Remember the lovely tin man from The wizard of Oz? Try this creative costume idea, and make a tin man costume for your kids! This fun and creative DIY costume can be perfect for the next Halloween or dress up party because surely it will be a great (or not the greatest) hit! You’ve probably figured it out by now, but the shoulder, elbow, and knee joints are covered with dryer vent flexible tubing.  And the fabric? It’s vinyl. So it’s stiff and mimics a “metal” look, while still being really comfortable and not one bit heavy, like real pieces of metal would be.
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DIY felt Robin Hood and Friar Tuck costume for kids
If your little one loves the Robin Hood story they will adore this super cozy and easy to sew felt Robin Hood and Friar Tuck costume ! Today Jen from jenspends.com will teach you how to make the perfect Robin Hood and Friar Tuck Halloween or dress up party costume. You can sew this felt Robin Hood and Friar Tuck costume it in any size: it can be a perfect toddler or adult costume because it's not only easy to make but also comfortable to wear it all day long!
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