DIY Halloween Costumes l Michaels

DIY Halloween Costumes l Michaels


Hi, I’m Jillian and I’m Laura Lee and today
we’re hanging out, talking about DIY Halloween custumes. What if we went all out this year, above and beyond, and made our own costumes. The worst thing is when you show to a party and you’re wearing the same thing as someone else, right? Agreed, totally agree. So that’s why this year, I went all out and I made myself the Woodland Fawn. When
I was designing this costume, I really wanted something whimsical and mythical so I started with a really fluffy skirt. I used tulle, cut in various lengths and
created larkshead knots around a piece of ribbon that was adjustable for my waist. Through the layers of tulle, I glued on faux floral. I finished it off with a felt belt and some button details. Now for the dress, this is just a plain white t-shirt. I bought
it oversized. I trimmed out the neckline for a
very feminine look and then I dyed it with RIT dye and made a watercolor
effect. For the headband, I found a plain plastic headband. I added some faux floral and these branches that you can find in the floral section and of course, a litle birdie and then I made the ears out of stiffened felt. For the finishing touch, I made these leather cuffs and added a little detail with this decorative button. So cute, right? I love it; it’s so trendy and adorable. You’ll definitely stand out in the crowd at your Halloween party. Instead of going
the whimsical, mythical route I decided to be a traditional witch but
spice it up a little bit. I actually bought this skirt already fully made and
added some little glitter spiders for that special touch. I also bought this hat and
added some tulle. I love how you frayed it and shredded it. It kind of gives it
character. Of course, you can’t go wrong with more and more spiders and then for the
top, I took a t-shirt cut it down the middle, added a
little jagged edge with some duck tape and also took tulle to add the corset effect on the front. You know, I never would have thought of using a t-shirt and duck tape to make a corset. That is such a clever idea. Who would have thought? You know, one of the joys of being a parent is getting to DIY your kids costumes for Halloween. What are you going to make for Maxwell this year? Well, let me show you. So little boys are all about superheroes, right? I made this superhero costume using a plain white mask that I found at Michaels. I covered it in this metallic duck tape I covered the entire thing and then I added some chenille stem antennae and a little band in the back so
it will stay on his head. For his top, I used an oversized t-shirt for him and created a shield effect with duck tape and a little bit of silver sharpie. Since it was a big
t-shirt, I wanted a little more fitted look. I made this belt and this is all duck tape. You can pretty much make anything with duck tape. Basically. That’s awesome. So you know we spend so much time making our own costumes and kids
costumes, I’m really worried that my boyfriend’s going to show up to the Halloween party without anything to wear. You can’t do that. Well I’ve come up with a last minute
costume that’s very easy to make, in no time. I took a t-shirt. I’ve used duck tape once
again, cut the letters out of the duck tape as well as the arrow and on the arrow, you have to cut the letters a little bit smaller to fit and then I took some plastic bugs,
roaches to be exact and glued them on using hot glue or fabric glue. It depends
on how quick you need to get the costume made. Fabric glue does take a little bit
longer to dry and you have a costume in no time. Roach motel, right? Super awesome. I love punny costumes. So these are a lot of great ideas but I
also find a lot of inspiration on Michaels.com. If you’re the type of person that
starts designing your costume months in advance or maybe you’re last minute, you can find
great inspiration also on Pinterest. I love to follow Michaels. They have a great Halloween board, you know, check those out and start designing your costume so you won’t be empty-handed when the big night rolls around.

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