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Skeleton and Monster Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas

This year, Halloween is going to be epic. Your homemade Halloween costumes are going to blow everyone else out of the water when you make original Halloween costume ideas like the Skeleton and Monster Homemade Halloween Costume Ideas. Not only will you win the costume contest, but you'll also earn extra candy and have a fabulous evening. You can even wear these awesome costumes for dress up anytime of the year. Prepare for the best Halloween yet!

Materials:

  • Sweat suit
  • Razor-edge Softgrip® Scissors (8")
  • Ergo Control Rotary Cutter (45 mm)
  • Cutting Mat (24" x 36")
  • 3 Piece Rotary Cutting Set
  • 1/4" Circle Hand Punch
  • Circle Shape Template (8 1/2" x 11")
  • Ovals Shape Template (8 1/2" x 11")
  • Ultra ShapeXpress™ Shape Cutter
  • Sharpie
  • Felt
  • Kitchen sponges
  • Cardstock
  • Hot glue gun
  • Foam balls
  • Craft foam
  • Large white t-shirt
  • Black shirt and pants
  • White cap

Instructions:

Monster



1.) To make the suction cups, trace the smallest circle from the Circles shape template multiple times onto white craft foam. Tip: Use a Sharpie marker so you don’t need to worry about smudging. Simply cut right inside traced line. Punch the center of each circle with a 1/4 inch circle hand punch and adhere to sweat shirt arms using a glue gun. This technique would of course work well for an octopus costume as well.



2.) 
Use the Circles shape template again and trace and cut out felt circles (Use Razor-edge Softgrip Scissors which cut through felt like butter) to add fun and texture.



3.) Use kitchen sponges to make the horns. To create a simple horn template, cut out a large oval using the Ultra ShapeXpress and Ovals shape template from cardstock. Move the oval over a little and cut an oval shape from one side and snip off a straight edge as shown. Trace onto a sponge and cut out. Thick, soft sponges allow you to 'sculpt' rounded edges.



4.) Use a low-temp glue gun to attach the horns, foam balls for eyes, craft foam teeth, and a felt tongue.




Skeleton



1.) 
Use a rotary cutter with an acrylic ruler on a cutting mat to cut out strips from a white t-shirt. Tip: When purchasing a shirt to cut up, buy the largest size. Shirts are usually the same price regardless of size, so you might as well get the most bang from your buck.

2.) Run a long basting stich down the center of each strip (can be done by hand). Pull material to gather, knot, and pin to a black shirt for machine sewing.

Tip: If I were to make this costume again, I would add the arm 'bones' to the front of the arms instead of down the center of the sleeves so they would be more visible from the front.

 

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You use a circle and oval template for this - where can I purchase them? I did not find them in the kids craft store.

Hello - You can purchase the circle and oval templates from Fiskars.com. Here is the link for the circle template - http://www2.fiskars.com/Products/Crafting-and-Sewing/Craft-Knives-and-Blades/Circle-Shape-Template-8-1-2-x-11 I hope this helps! - Chelsea, Editor

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