We’ve put together 31 AMAZING DIY costume ideas and tutorials to help you find the perfect costume this Halloween season. Click on the links below each image to view the tutorial and happy crafting!
We had so much fun with our 30 Days of Costumes that we couldn’t resist giving you just one more!
Captain America Inspired Costume Tutorial
(our pieces available for ages 2-9 years)
Are your kids as obsessed with super heroes as ours are? My niece loves Captain America and all things Super! Ha ha. So we decided to make this fun Captain America tutu costume for those super hero loving girls of ours.
And, with pieces from Always Under Pay, this was a really quick and simple one to make ourselves.
Red Chevron Print 1.5″ Grosgrain Ribbon (about 1-1.5 yards)
Red 5/8 ” Grosgrain Ribbon (about a 5-6″ piece)
White Marabou Boa (about 8″ piece)
Red Stars Wire Garland (about 8 Inches)
Blue Stars Wire Garland (about 8 Inches)
String (I used crochet thread)
Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Instructions for Bow:
Use this tutorial here to make a boutique bow (as shown in the photo above) with your 1.5” red chevron grosgrain ribbon. Don’t snip the string tails yet.
Squeeze a small dob of hot glue in the center of your bow and then place your marabou boa piece on top of the glue. Then, for added security, use the string to tie the boa piece in place as well.
Take your pieces of star wire garland and place the in the center of the bow. Use the string to tie them tightly to the bow assembly. Now you can clip your string tails.
Tie a knot in the center of your piece o f 5/8” red grosgrain ribbon. Then, hot glue that knot to the center of your bow as shown below.
Trim the tails of the red 5/8” grosgrain ribbon just long enough to wrap around the back of your bow assembly. Hot glue these tail pieces in place.
Hot glue the double prong alligator clip to the underside of the bow.
Then trim your wire and boa pieces so that they look the way you want them too.
Instructions for Shield:
Download the free Captain America Shield Template here (or you can just find one by Googling Captain America Shield template). Size the template to what you need to fit your top and print the template on just regular copy printing paper.
Cut out and pin your template to the bottom layer of your shield, which will be the red felt.
Once you have a template, use that to cut four different circles and the center star out of your felt pieces. This is the reason I chose this particular template. The circles are all on one sheet. So I just had to keep cutting the template down for each color.
Now, using your glue gun, hot glue your felt pieces one on top of the other. Make sure to get the edges so that they don’t peel up later. And, be careful not to burn yourself.
Cut a long piece of red felt about 2″ wide a little shorter than the diameter of your shield piece. Hot glue just the ends of that piece to the back of your shield to make a handle to hold it with.
Instructions for Top:
Download the free Star Logo Template here (or you can just find one by Googling star template). Size the template to what you need to fit your top and print the template on just regular copy printing paper.
Cut the star out of the copy paper, attach the template to the white felt and cut the star out of the felt.
Next, just use the hot glue gun to attach the star to the front of your blue t-shirt.
What a fun and easy costume for those super hero loving girls in our lives!
To celebrate the end of our 30 Days of Costumes PLUS the beginning of October, we are giving away not one, not two, but THREE amazing prizes! Enter the Rafflecopter contest below for a chance to win one of three prizes from Always Under Pay: 1) Captain America Costume (Age 2-9) + $30 Gift Certificate to Always Under Pay, 2) $15 Gift Certificate to Always Under Pay, 3) $15 Gift Certificate to Always Under Pay! Good luck
We have our WINNERS! Congrats to Ashley S. ($30 GC & Costume), Mandi T. ($15 GC), and Lara M. ($15 GC)! Thanks to everyone who participated in our contest We have the best fans!