Day 17 – Snowman DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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Snowman Costume Tutorial

Oh, I think it is just a bit too soon to be thinking about winter, don’t you? But we sure do think this little snowman (or should I say, snowgirl?) could probably bring a warm smile to just about anyone’s face!

And with products from Always Under Pay, we make this super fun and simple to make!

(our pieces available for ages 2-9 years)

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Materials Needed:

White Strappy Leotard or White Leotard with Sleeves

White 5 Layer Tutu

Red Leg Warmers with White Hearts

2 Black Chiffon Rosette Flowers

White Ostrich Feather Clip

Red Glitter Daisy Flower (we did use a glitter lily on the original hat, but those are out of stock now)

2 Black Ribbon Lined Double Prong Alligator Clips

5/8″ Red Grosgrain Ribbon (1 foot should do it)

Red Glitter Headband

Black Felt Mini Top Hat

Red Scarf

Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Scissors

Snowman Top Tutorial

The top for this costume is super easy. Just glue the two black chiffon rosettes to the center front of your leotard, and you’re done!

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Top Hat Tutorial

Materials Needed:

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Step One:

Cut a piece of the 5/8” red grosgrain ribbon just long enough to go around the bottom of the cone on the felt witch’s hat. Now take your red glitter headband and do the same (I cut the loop off of my headband by preference).

I didn’t take a picture of this step, but my pieces ended up at about 9.5”.

Step Two:

Using the glue gun, run a bead of hot glue around the base of felt top hat (hopefully a little neater than I did).

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Step Three:

Take that small piece of 5/8” red grosgrain ribbon and press it against the hot glue around the brim of the hat.

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Step Four:

Now take your cut piece of glitter headband and use the hot glue to attach it to the center of your grosgrain ribbon band as shown. Try to keep all of your messy ends in one place so we can cover them up with the next steps.

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Step Five:

Carefully separate the clip from your ostrich feather piece as shown below. I had to wiggle mine back and forth and gently pull on it a bit.

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Step Six:

Place a good size dob of hot glue on the front of your raw edges on the ribbon hat band and then press the ostrich feather piece to the glue dob. Be careful not to burn yourself.

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Step Seven:

Now take your glitter daisy flower and pull off the round green plastic piece on the back. This should allow you to pull the crystal center and stem through the middle of the flower in the front. This leaves you with a stack of petals and miscellaneous stem pieces.

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Step Eight:

Take your stack of petals and arrange them how you would like your flower to look on your hat. Then, hold them together with your fingers and slide them inside the mouth of the stapler.

Now staple your petals together in the center of the flower stack.

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Step Nine:

Glue the rhinestone center back on your flower.

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Step Ten:

Place a good dob of glue on the back of your glitter daisy flower and then press it to the top hat and on top of the ostrich feather piece.

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Step Eleven:

Now, using your hot glue again, put two strips of hot glue on the under side of the top hat right across from one another (You could probably do this neater than I did too lol.).

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Step Twelve:

Then just place your two ribbon lined double prong alligator on top of the hot glue strips—one on either side of the top hat. Make sure they are facing the same way or it will be difficult to clip it to the child’s hair.

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And we’re done! Isn’t that a beautiful little head piece for your sweet snowman? I love it!

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Day 16 – Witch DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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Witch Costume Tutorial

I’ve always just adored a little girl in a witch costume, but then, Halloween has always been one of my favorite holidays. Isn’t she just the sweetest wicked thing? Ha ha!

And with products from Always Under Pay, we make this super fun and simple to make!

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(our pieces available for ages 1-9 years)

Materials Needed:

Black Leotard

Orange Black Dot Pettiskirt or a Black Ribbon Lined Ballet Tutu and an Orange Ballet Tutu (layered for fullness)

Black Marabou Boa (just a small piece)

Black/Orange Gerber Daisy Flower Clip (or two if you want one for tutus)

Black Satin Lined Plastic Headband

Halloween Chunky Necklace

Cape (Optional)

Felt Mini Witch’s Hat

Scrap Pieces of Black Felt

Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Scissors

Witch’s Hat Headband Tutorial

Materials Needed:

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Step One:

Cut a piece of marabou boa just long enough to go around the bottom of the cone on the felt witch’s hat. I didn’t take a picture of this step, but mine ended up at about 8”.

Step Two:

Using the glue gun, run a bead of hot glue around the rim of felt witch’s hat (maybe a little neater than I did).

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Step Three:

Take that small piece of marabou boa from step one and lay it around the base of the cone against the hot glue.

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Step Four:

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Carefully separate the clip from your daisy flower as shown below. I had to wiggle mine back and forth and gently pull on it a bit.

Step Five:

Place a good size dob of hot glue on the back of your daisy flower and then glue it to the side of your witch’s hat over the marabou boa as shown below.

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Step Six:

Now, using your hot glue again, put two strips of hot glue on the under side of the witch’s hat right across from one another (You could probably do this neater than I did too lol.).

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Step Seven:

Place the outer edge of the headband up against the hot glue and hold the pieces against one another with your fingers for a few minutes to dry. If you want your hat tilted to the side, just put the headband on the glue a bit tilted.

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Step Eight:

That last step is pretty messy looking, so I just took two pieces of scrap felt, trimmed them into nice looking rectangles, and hot glued them on top of the ugly glue mess on the last step.

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Done! Isn’t that just cute as can be? Ready for some bewitching fun!

One last photo. I took these with the cape on, but it covered some important cute stuff. However, these new capes would be a great addition to this costume to keep your trick-or-treater warm on that October evening.

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We hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial, and we
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Day 15 – Clown DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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Clown Costume Tutorial

(our pieces available for ages 2-9 years)

Remember going to the circus when you were little? I don’t lol. I never did go to a circus. But, I always wanted to. And the clowns seemed like the funnest part of that. They are so funny and cute! Especially when they look like this.

And, with pieces from Always Under Pay, this is a fun and easy way to get that look without spending a ton of money.

Materials Needed:

Rainbow Sequin Tutu

White Leotard

Red Chevron Leg Warmers with Chiffon Ruffle

Red Chevron Print Boys Tie

7/8″ Turquoise Blue Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon

For the Bows (supplies for two bows):

1.5″ Blue Chevron Print Grosgrain Ribbon (about 3 yards)

3/8″ Neon Pink Grosgrain Ribbon (about 1.5 yards)

3/8″ Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon (about 1.5 yards)

3/8″ Lime Green Grosgrain Ribbon (about 1.5 yards)

5/8″ Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon (about 1.5 yards)

7/8″ Purple Grosgrain Ribbon (about 1.5 yards)

Red Marabou Boa (only need about an 8″ piece)

Red Ribbon Lined Double Prong Alligator Clips

String (I used crochet thread)

Scissors

Lighter

Glue Sticks and Glue Gun

Instructions for Suspenders:

We just basically faked the suspenders on this costume. We cut two pieces of the turquoise polka dot grosgrain ribbon to the length needed to go from the model’s waist around to the back and tuck in the waist in the back (if that makes sense).

To make that more secure, you could sew a tack stitch through the ribbon and the tutu to get the suspenders to stay. Or, you could even use safety pins.

Instructions for Bow:

Materials:

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Step One:

Make a boutique bow out of the blue chevron print 1.5″ grosgrain ribbon (as shown in the photo above). You can find instructions on how to do this here.

Step Two:

Take all of the grosgrain ribbon and cut it about 1″ bigger than your boutique bow (in my case, that was about 9″). Then, trim the edges so they are shaped how you want and heat seal the ends with a lighter.

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Step Three:

Now arrange your grosgrain ribbon pieces how you would like them to look when your bow is finished. Keep in mind that they will be under the main boutique bow and poke out the sides.

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Step Four:

Next, gather your grosgrain ribbon pieces in the center and wrap a piece of string tightly around them a few times. Tie the string, but don’t cut off the ends yet.

**Note, use a fairly long piece of string (maybe 18″ or so). Your going to need it longer than you think.**

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Step Five:

Place a small dab of hot glue in the center of your grosgrain ribbon bundle (on top of the string), then place your marabou boa piece on top of that bundle and centered right in the glue.

Now tie the string around the boa piece for added security. Again, do not clip the string yet.

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Step Six:

Place a small dab of hot glue in the center of your ribbon bundle again (on top of the string and center of the boa), then place your boutique bow piece on top of that bundle and centered right in the glue.

Tie the string around the boutiqe bow piece to secure it even more, then clip the string pieces close to the bow.

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Step Seven:

Take a scrap piece of the 5/8″ yellow grosgrain ribbon and tie a double knot in the center.

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Step Eight:

Hot glue the knotted part in the center of the boutique bow as shown below.

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Step Nine:

Wrap the ends of the knotted yellow grosgrain ribbon around to the back of the whole bow piece. Trim to length as needed, then glue them in place as pictured below.

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Step Ten:

Now hot glue the double prong alligator clip to the back of the bow assembly.

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And that’s it! All done. Now you can just put the pieces together and go!

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Day 14 – Mouse DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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Mouse Costume Tutorial

I can’t say that I would ever characterize a mouse as cute at all, but how can you knot just look at this and say “Awwww”? Isn’t it sweet?

And with products from Always Under Pay, it’s a cinch to make!

(our pieces available for ages 2-9 years)

Materials Needed:

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Light Pink Leotard

Silver Tutus (we layered two for fullness)

Pink Marabou boa

Pink Boutique Bow

Satin Lined Plastic Headband

Grey Felt

Cardboard

Styrofoam Cup (Or other small round object to trace)

Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Scissors

Mouse Ears Headband Tutorial

Materials Needed:

Step One:

Use the marker to trace the cup opening shape onto your scrap cardboard pieces. Then, cut them out a little bit smaller than actual size with the scissors (as shown below).

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Step Two:

Now trace the same cup opening shape onto the felt with the pen.

Cut the circle ear shapes out of the felt in actual size (not smaller like the cardboard pieces). Leave a small tab piece uncut from the circle as shown below. This piece will be used to stabilize and secure the ears to the headband later.

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Step Three:

Using the hot glue gun, glue the cardboard rounds that you cut to the inside of two of your ear pieces. The inside is the piece that you can see marker lines on. You’ll want the marker lines on the inside so that they won’t be seen on your finished product.

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Step Four:

Now, hot glue the other two pieces of felt on top of the cardboard rounds sandwiching the cardboard piece in between. Then, run some hot glue around the inside edge gluing the felt together so you can’t see the cardboard anymore.

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**DO NOT glue the edges by your little tabs that I told you were for stability. Leave that piece open for now.

Step Five:

Bend back your two tabs to expose the cardboard inside of the ear piece. Put a good glob of hot glue along the edge of that cardboard and then stick the glue to the outside edge of the headband. Hold it there for about 30 seconds to let it dry before you repeat this with the other ear.

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Step Six:

Now, trim off any excess felt that is too long to fold under the inside of the headband. Then, put a bead of hot glue on the inside edge of the headband where you will be securing your mouse ears. Fold one felt piece over that glue and hold in place for about 30 seconds. Then, fold your second piece on top of that, adding more glue if necessary to adhere it.

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Step Seven:

Separate your clip from your pink boutique bow. This can be tricky. Sometimes they are really stuck in there. Just peel the bow away from the clip and wiggle it a bit. The clip should come out. Don’t be too vigourous or the center tie will come off and then you’ll have to fix it with the hot glue.

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Step Eight:

Hot glue the boutique bow to the center of the headband between the mouse ears.

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Done! Isn’t that just cute as can be?

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Day 13 – Bumblebee DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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Busy Bee Costume Tutorial

Your little girl will be all the buzz in this sweet little bee costume made with products from Always Under Pay!

(our pieces available for ages 1-6 years)

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Materials Needed:

Pipe Cleaners in Yellow and Black—I used 2 of each color on each antennae because it made it a lot more sturdy

Yellow Flower Clip

Black Lace Leggings

Black Headband

Black and Yellow Pettiskirt (or You could use a black tutu and yellow tutu as well and just layer them on top of each other)

Black 8” Crochet Top

2 Yellow 1.5” crochet headbands

7/8” Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon

Antennae:

Twist two yellow and two black pipe cleaners together. Curl one end in a sort of fish hook looking shape to look like antennae. Twist the other end around the headband using enough length on the pipe cleaners to make it sturdy enough to stand up off the head. I used a bit of hot glue on the headband to keep it in place.

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Top:

Layer the yellow 1.5” crochet headbands on top of the black headband to create bumble bee looking stripes. Thread a long piece of yellow ribbon through the holes in the crochet top to use as a neck tie. Clip a small yellow flower clip over the center of the ribbon at the neck of the top for embellishment.

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Skirt:

For your skirt piece, you could use either the black/yellow pettiskirt, or you could also use a black and a yellow tutu stacked on top of one another. Either set would be adorable!

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Day 12 – Little Red Riding Hood DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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Little Red Riding Hood Costume

We’re super excited for this fun and simple little costume! The capes are one of our newer items. They are made of a soft velour-feel fabric that will keep your little girl warm on that chilly Halloween night! These capes come in red/white or just red (one of each in pics above) as well as black and black/white.

(our pieces available for ages 2-9 years)

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This costume is unique and fun, and amazingly simple to make with products from Always Under Pay.

Materials Needed:

Red 5 Layer Tutu

White Leotard

Red/Red Cape or Red/White Cape

Red Boutique Hairbow Clip

Black 8″ Crochet Top

3/8″ Red Grosgrain Ribbon (about 2.5 yards)

Scissors

Lighter

A binder or piece of cardboard or maybe a small chair back–something to stretch your top on. I used binder because it was handy icon smile Day 12 – Little Red Riding Hood DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

Corset Top Instructions:

Materials:

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Step One:

Take your 8” crochet top and stretch it over the binder (or whatever you’re using as a stretching piece). Try to make sure it is pretty centered so that the seam is running up the middle of the backside.

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Step Two:

Find what you believe to be the closet hole to center in the second row up from the bottom (This doesn’t need to be perfect, I doubt you’ll be so far off as to be a noticeable difference, but if you are anal, feel free to count it off lol).

Then, thread one end of your 3/8” ribbon through the hole that is 3 to the right of that center hole. Repeat with the other end of the ribbon and three holes to the left (I’m glad we have pictures to help explain what I am not good at explaining).

**Note**make sure that each side of your ribbon is relatively the same length. Otherwise it will cause you headaches later**

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Step Three:

Now cross the two ends of the ribbon so that the right is now on the left and vice versa. Count two holes up from where you just threaded the ribbon through, and thread it back up from the back of the crochet top up to the top again.

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Step Four:

Next, cross the ribbons back over each other again to make an “X” shape. Then count up two holes from the ones where you just poked your ribbon through and poke them back down to the backside again. You can see now how this is starting to look the way we want it to.

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Step Five:

Continue to lace the ribbon up the top until you reach the last row you are able to bring you ribbons up through. You should be able to get three of your “X” shapes on there.

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Step Six:

Tie a bow at the top and trim your ribbon to the length you desire. Use your lighter to heat seal the ends of the ribbon so that they don’t fray.

**Note**You might want to wait until you have this on the child it is going to be used by before you trim the ribbon.

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Day 11 – Snow White DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy + {GIVEAWAY!}

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Snow White Inspired Costume Tutorial

(our pieces available for ages 2-5 years)

This costume is one of my very favorites. And the pieces from Always Under Pay make it fun and easy to create!

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Materials Needed:

Handmade Headpiece (Tutorial Materials and Instructions Below)

Handmade Crochet Top (Tutorial Materials and Instructions Below)

Yellow Basic Tutus (we layered two for volume)

Instructions for a headband piece:

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Yellow Fold Over Elastic

Rolled Rosette Flowers in Red, Royal Blue, and Yellow

White Lace Flower

Pieces pulled from a Yellow Chandelle Feather Boa

Hot Glue Gun and Glue, scissors, small piece of yellow felt (about 6″ square would do it), and a needle and thread.

Step One:

Measure the elastic around the head of the child who will wear the piece and cut to length. Make sure you pull it fairly snug so that it will stay on her head later.

Now, use the needle and thread to sew a tack stitch sewing the ends together. I used a basting stitch and then a few random “x” stitches. That is the extent of my sewing skill icon smile Day 11 – Snow White DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy + {GIVEAWAY!} This will be covered up later, so you don’t need to worry about it looking nice.

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Step Two:

Hot glue your three rosettes closely together on one corner of the felt. You’ll want to keep it in the corner because it is easier to trim, and you’ll need some of the felt that is left later.

Now take your scissors and trim around the flowers underneath the petals so that the felt does not show on the top side.

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Step Three:

Run a bead of hot glue about 2-1/2″ long onto your elastic headband making sure that the part you sewed together is in the middle (or at least close).

Quickly, before the glue dries to much, lay some feather pieces down onto the headband with one end in the glue.

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Step Four:

Take your lace flower and run some hot glue onto the felt circle in the back. Glue the lace flower to the headband on the left side and on top of the feathers.

Now glue your rosette flower trio to right next to the lace flower and on top of the feathers and headband.

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Step Five:

Cut a strip about ½” wide and 3″ long from your felt and hot glue it to the back side of the headband behind your flower pieces. This will cover up the ugly stitching and stuff. And, it will make it more comfortable for the wearer.

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Finished!

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Instructions for a Top Piece:

Materials Needed:

Yellow 5/8” Grosgrain Ribbon (about 1 yard)

Blue 3/8” Grosgrain Ribbon (small piece, maybe 6”)

Black 8” Crochet Tube Tops (we layered two for modesty)

Gold Glitter Tulle (about 1.5 yards)

Red Tulle (about 1.5 yards)

Royal Blue Tulle (about 1.5 yards)

Blue Glitter Flower Head

Lined Single Prong Alligator Clip

Hot Glue Gun and Glue, scissors, and a stapler

Step One:

Layer your crochet tops one on top of the other making sure that the seams are in relatively the same place. Stretch them both over a piece of cardboard or, like I did, a school binder. You just need something to stretch the holes open so you can see them better.

Now, take the 5/8″ yellow grosgrain ribbon and weave it up through the holes in the center of one of your crochet tops.

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Step Two:

Turn the tops inside out, clip the ends of the ribbon so that they are long enough to reach each other and overlap. Use the hot glue to glue the ends together.

*Tip*Try not to bunch the ribbon or leave any hot glue showing so as not to irritate the skin of the child that will wear it.

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Step Three:

Gather all of your tulle pieces together and find the center. Now use the small bit of 3/8″ royal blue grosgrain ribbon to tie the tulle to the front center of your crochet tops.

You’ll set this top piece aside while we work on the flower piece for it now.

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Step Four:

Slide the round green piece off of the back of your blue glitter flower. Once this is off, you should be able to pull the crystal piece through and be left with a stack of loose petals. Keep them together. Don’t separate them!

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Step Five:

Now, holding the petals together with your fingers, slide them into the stapler. Find the center of the flower, and staple the petals together.

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Step Six:

Next, take the green stem off of the crystal from your flower and glue the crystal back onto the front center of the flower.

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Step Seven:

Glue the alligator clip along the staple on the back of your flower.

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Step Eight:

Slide your new flower clip through the royal blue 3/8” grosgrain ribbon on your crochet top piece.

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Finished!

**Note** You will need to wait until the top is on the child before you can finish the sleeves. Wrap the tulle around the child’s shoulders and to the back of the top. Trim the length of the tulle as desired and then tie the tulle with some ribbon on the back of the top to keep it in place. You can make a pretty clip and put it back there like in the front too!

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Day 10 – Little Devil DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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Little Devil Costume Tutorial

Let’s be honest, all of our kids have been little devils at some point :). With this costume, let that little devil shine through and put a smile on her face! Or at least yours!

This is an easy and fun costume to make with products from Always Under Pay!

(our pieces available for ages 2-6 years)

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Materials Needed:

Red/Black Premium Pettiskirt

Red Tutu (Optional)

Black Tutu (Optional)

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Scissors

Lighter

For Top

8” Red Crochet Top (layer two for modesty if needed)

7/8” Black Grosgrain Ribbon(about 1 yard)

For Ears

Red Satin Lined Plastic Headband

Red Marabou Boa(can use one boa for all pieces)

Red Felt (can use one sheet for all pieces)

For Pitchfork

Balloon Stick

Red Glitter Curling Ribbon

Black 3/8″ Organza Ribbon

Red 3/8” Grosgrain Ribbon

Red Marabou Boa(can use one boa for all pieces)

Red Glitter Foam or Fabric Sheet

Chipboard or Thick Cardstock Sheet

For Tail

Red Marabou Boa(can use one boa for all pieces)

Red Felt (can use one sheet for all pieces)

Devil’s Horns Tutorial

Materials:

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Step One:

Freehand cut two small triangles from your cardboard pieces. It’s ok if they look a bit wonky as long as they are about the same size. You won’t notice once we’re done.

Now trace the cardboard triangle shapes onto the felt with the pen. If you use bright colors, it will show up against the felt. If you look closely, you can see the marker in the photos below.

Cut four triangle ear shapes out of the felt (two for each ear). You’ll want to cut the felt a little longer than your cardboard so we can use that bit of felt to stabilize and secure the ears to the headband later.

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Step Two:

Using the hot glue gun, glue the cardboard triangles that you cut to the inside of two of your felt ear pieces. Now, hot glue the other two pieces of felt on top of the cardboard triangles sandwiching the cardboard piece in between.

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**DO NOT glue the edges by your little tabs that I told you were for stability. Leave that piece open for now.

Step Three:

Bend back your two tabs to expose the cardboard inside of the ear piece. Put a good glob of hot glue along the edge of that cardboard and then stick the glue to the outside edge of the headband. Hold it there for about 30 seconds to let it dry before you repeat this with the other ear.

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Step Four:

Now, trim off any excess felt that is too long to fold under the inside of the headband. Then, put a bead of hot glue on the inside edge of the headband where you will be securing your ears. Fold one felt piece over that glue and hold in place for about 30 seconds. Then, fold your second piece on top of that, adding more glue if necessary to adhere it.

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Step Five:

Trim a piece of the marabou boa about long enough to go around one felt ear. Glue the felt to the ear and repeat on other side. Trim the feather pieces closer to your felt as needed. I also glued a small strip of boa between the ears as well.

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Devil’s Top Tutorial

Thread your 7/8” black grosgrain ribbon through the holes in the center top of your crochet top. This will serve as a neck tie. Trim to the length you prefer, then heat seal the ends of the ribbon with a lighter so they won’t fray.

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Devil’s Pitchfork Tutorial

Materials:

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Step One:

Go to this webpage here and save the image of the pitchfork to your computer. Then, import it into a Word document, size as needed, and print it.

Step Two:

Cut the pitchfork shape out of the printed paper that you have and trace it onto your chipboard piece. Cut the pitchfork outline out of the chipboard. Then use the pitchfork template to cut out two red glitter pitchforks from your glitter material (I ripped my paper template, so I used the chipboard pitchfork to make my glitter ones).

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Step Three:

Glue the backside of one of you red glitter pitchforks to your chipboard shape. I would suggest you start with the forks at the top, then do the straight pieces below the forks, and last the bottom rounder piece.

Then, turn it over and glue the other glitter piece onto the chipboard as well.

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**Note**You can glue the bottom stem of your chipboard piece to ONE of the red glitter pieces, but do not glue it to both. This is where you need to stick your balloon stick in later.**

At this point you are going to want todo some trimming. Your front and back sides of the pitchfork are not going to match up perfectly. Trim around the edges with your scissors for a more uniform look.

Step Four:

Cut a small bit of 3/8” red grosgrain ribbon and hot glue it to the bottom end of your balloon stick.

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Step Five:

Take your length of 3/8” red grosgrain ribbon and glue one at a slight angle on top of that small piece that you just glued on the end of the balloon stick.

Now start twisting that ribbon up and tightly wrapping it against the balloon stick. Use a bead of hot glue every few inches or so to secure it in place and keep it from unraveling. When you get to the end of the stick, just clip the ribbon and glue it down. This end doesn’t need to be pretty icon smile Day 10 – Little Devil DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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Step Six:

Hot glue the unfinished end of your wrapped balloon stick inside of the stem on the pitchfork piece.

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Step Seven:

Hot glue long pieces of the red glitter curling ribbon and the 3/8” organza ribbon to the outside of the stem. I glued three pieces to each side of the stem.

Then, add some more hot glue and glue a piece of marabou boa over the ribbons to cover up all of the glue and unfinished edges on the stem.

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Devil’s Tail Tutorial

Free hand cut two large triangles from your red felt. I folded my felt in half and cut them both at once so they would match up perfectly.

Hot glue the end of the remaining piece of red marabou boa between the two triangles. Trim any loose feathers that are sticking out with the scissors, and trim boa to length as needed.

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Yay! All done. I know that was a long tutorial. Phew! If your still with me, thanks for sticking it out! But I do think that this costume was totally worth it. It is so adorable and unique. Just like your little one!

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Day 9 – Angel DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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Angel Costume Tutorial

Let’s be honest, all of our kids have been little devils at some point :). With this costume, let that Angel in your babies shine through!

And we make it easy with product from Always Under Pay!

(our pieces available for ages 2-9 years)
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Materials Needed:

White Leotard with Straps or White Leotard

Gold Glitter Headband

For Tutu:

White 5 Layer Tutu

White Daisy Flower Clip

Iridescent White Curling Ribbon

For Angel Wings:

White Pixie Wings

Iridescent White Curling Ribbon

4 White Marabou Boas

Angel Wings Tutorial:

Materials Needed:

(Plus Glue Gun, Glue Sticks, and Scissors)

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Step One:

Using your glue gun, run a short bead of hot glue around the outside edge of the wing wire. Clip any cord that is showing on the ends of the marabou boa, then stick that end to the glue and start pressing the boa into the hot glue along the inside cord of the boa.

You are going to keep doing this in short length increments (about 6” at a time) until you have the full outline of the wing wires covered with marabou boa.
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Step Two:

Now, you are going to flip the wings over and do the same thing with the backside too. It is tedious work, but it is so worth the affect!

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**Note, because the wings are netting, the hot glue will seep through to the other side of the wing and burn your fingers (Yep, I learned that the very hard way!). Wear gloves or consider using a low temperature glue gun.**

Step Three:

Clip some pieces of the iridescent white curling ribbon off of the roll. I just did three pieces about 8” in length. I liked the way they curled on their own, but feel free to use some scissors to curl them a bit more.
 

 

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Squeeze a good glob of hot glue in the center of the back of your wings. Then, stick the ends of your curling ribbon pieces in the glue.

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Step Five:

Now, take your daisy flower clip and open it up. Squirt some hot glue inside the clip.

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Step Six:

Now, slide that clip with the daisy side out right over the top of the curling ribbon glue mess you’ve made on the center of the wings. Makes it all pretty!

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Angel Tutu Tutorial

(Plus Glue Gun, Glue Sticks, and Scissors)

Materials Needed:

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Step One:

Clip some pieces of the iridescent white curling ribbon off of the roll. I just did three pieces about 8” in length. I liked the way they curled on their own, but feel free to use some scissors to curl them a bit more. (Notice how this step sounds familiar? Lol)

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Step Two:

Squeeze a good glob of hot glue in the center front of your tutu. Then, stick the ends of your curling ribbon pieces in the glue.

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Step Three:

Now, take your daisy flower clip and open it up. Squirt some hot glue inside the clip.

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Step Four:

Now, slide that clip with the daisy side out right over the top of the curling ribbon and glue on the center front of your tutu.

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Step Five:

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This is really optional, but I thought that the clip looked like it might irritate your little Angel’s belly. So, I just quickly hot glued a small strip of white felt on the inside clip piece to avoid irritation.

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Day 8 – Ghost DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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Ghost Costume Tutorial

This costume is a really cute way to do traditional Halloween with your little girl. And we make it easy with product from Always Under Pay!

(our pieces available for ages 2-9 years)
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Materials Needed:

White Leotard

White 5 Layer Tutu

Black Chevron Leg Warmers with Chiffon Ruffles

2 Black/White Dot Boutique Bows

For Top:

I don’t have photos for this tutorial, but it isn’t too hard to describe.

I downloaded the free happy girl ghost face template here. Then sized the template to what I needed to fit the leotard and printed a template on just regular copy printing paper.

Then I cut the eye and mouth pieces out of the paper and used them as a template to cut the face pieces out of the black felt.

Then, I just used the hot glue gun to attach the black face pieces to my leotard. Easy peasy!

We hope you enjoyed this easy tutorial and please come back to see more of our 31 days of Halloween costume tutorials!

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