Okay I have a confession to make, I love Halloween but hate dressing up. Hate it. Halloween costumes with kids is way more fun, and this year I made my first attempt at making K a Halloween costume, this DIY Paw Patrol Halloween costume. And I’m joining 88 other bloggers in a fun Halloween costume hop with Jamie from Creating Really Awesome Free Things to give you all sorts of great DIY Halloween costume ideas!
Before you get all mad because I promised you a Paw Patrol costume then gave you a costume without ears, there are ears, I promise. K was just not being cooperative when it came to the ears, so they’re missing from the photos. But you guys, I have the trick to making the best pointy ears ever so you have to keep reading to see how I made them. And let me tell you, they are really cute on the hat, but you’ll have to take my word for it. For now, you’re just going to get lots of cute pictures of K in a hat with no ears or no hat at all. Have I mentioned how fun it is trying to take photos of a toddler?
There are two things that K loves right now – dogs and his car. When I decided to try and make K a homemade costume this year, I knew it needed to include those two things. He also loves Paw Patrol, and it combines those two things so it was pretty much a no-brainer. And his car is blue, so I had to make him Chase of course. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, maybe you should just skip to the bottom of this post for 88+ incredible homemade costume ideas! I mean just look at the talent of these bloggers.
Okay so back to my costume. Another reason I chose it was because this was my first attempt at making a costume, and I knew it would be easy. Seriously, so easy. If I didn’t suck at sewing, it would’ve taken me less than an hour to make the entire thing. That’s easy enough that you could do it the night before Halloween and still feel like supermom for doing everything you do AND making a homemade costume.
Okay, now let’s talk about how I made it.
- 1/8 yard fur or faux fur
- 1 wire hanger
- 1 sheet white iron on vinyl
- 1 sheet yellow iron vinyl
- 1 sheet gray or silver iron on vinyl
- 2 inches elastic
- 1 brown button (try to match the fur color)
- Dark blue shirt and matching pants with belt loops
- Police hat
- Wire cutter
- Brown thread
- Small piece of pillow/quilt stuffing
- Sewing machine (or you can hand sew with needle + thread)
- Silhouette CAMEO (or scissors)
- Hot glue gun
- Car (optional)
Step 9 – Cut out shapes for the shirt and hat on your Silhouette CAMEO using this free downloadable Silhouette cut file I created. Iron them on once cut out. Or if you don’t have a Silhouette, you could easily cut them by hand. I just did a shield, star, paw print, and little arrows to go on the sleeves. And don’t make the same mistake I did, the stars go below the arrows on the sleeves (pointing up), not above.
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!