Day 21 – Wonder Woman DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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Wonder Woman Inspired Costume Tutorial

our pieces available for ages 2-6 years)

Are your kids as obsessed with super heroes as mine are? My niece loves all super heroes, male or female. “And it’s not just for boys!” she says. Ha ha. So we decided to make this darling little Wonder Woman costume for those super hero loving girls of ours (or their parents 😉

With product from Always Under Pay, this was really easy and fun to make ourselves.

Materials Needed:

Royal Blue Ballet Tutus (we layered two for fullness)

Red 8” Crochet Top (we layered two for modesty)

7/8” Red Grosgrain Ribbon

Elastic

Red and Sheets Gold Glitter Foam or Fabric Sheets from Craft Store (Mine were 8.5 X 11. I only used one sheet of the red and two of the gold.)

Star Punches or Templates

White Cardstock or Felt Pieces

Wax Paper

Scissors

Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Tutu Tutorial

Materials:

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Step One:

Use your star punches to punch a bunch of different size stars out of the white cardstock. If you are electing to use felt, you will need to use a star template and cut the stars from your felt by hand.

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Step Two:

Separate the top layer of your tutu and lay it spread out on top of your wax paper on a flat surface (shiny wax side up on the paper).

Use the hot glue gun and a glue stick to adhere the star shapes onto the top layer of your tutu in a random pattern. A small little dab will do it, be careful not to burn yourself.

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Glue as many stars as you can with the tutu in this position, let the glue dry for a minute or two, then peel the wax paper from the back. Turn the tutu and do some more until the tutu is covered in your desired amount of stars.

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Top Tutorial

Materials:

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Step One:

Download the Wonder Woman photo/template here. Import the photo into a Word document, size to fit your top, and print onto plain white copy paper.

Step Two:

Cut the Wonder Woman logo out of your copy paper, creating a template. Pin the template to the gold glitter fabric or foam material and cut the outline of your Wonder Woman logo out of the material.

Once you have the outline cut, cut the individual pieces of the logo out using the lines of the template.

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Step Three:

Using your hot glue gun, glue the logo carefully to the front of your 8” crochet top. I put a piece of cardboard between the layers of my top while gluing so that I didn’t end up gluing the layers together.

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Step Four:

Thread the piece of red 7/8” grosgrain ribbon through the holes at center of your crochet top to create a neck tie. Make sure you have enough to tie around the wearer’s neck, trim to length, and heat seal the ends of the ribbon with a lighter to prevent fraying.

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Diadem and Wrist Cuffs Tutorial

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Step One:

Take one of the gold sheets and fold it in half lengthwise. Make a crease in the fabric that you will be able to see on the other side.

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Step Two:

Turn the fabric over and freehand draw one half of the shape that you want Wonder Woman’s diadem (or crown) to look like on one side of the fabric with a marker or pen.

This is hard to explain, hopefully the photo will help :)

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Step Three:

Now fold the glitter fabric in half again, this time so that you can see the shape you drew. Make sure the edges of the fabric line up as perfectly as possible so that your diadem will look even.

Then, use your scissors to cut along the shape that you drew with the marker.

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This is what it will look like when you unfold it:

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Step Four:

Use a paper star punch or a printed paper star template to cut a star out of the red glitter fabric. Then, hot glue that onto the center of your gold diadem piece.

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Step Five:

Measure the child’s head that you want this diadem/crown to fit. Then, measure the length of the diadem piece that have already cut. Subtract the diadem length from the head measurement. Then subtract another 1-1/2” inches off of that measurement.

Cut the piece of elastic to that last measurement. So, let’s say my child’s head is 18” around, and the diadem piece is 11” long. I would need to cut my elastic to 5.5” in length (18-11-1.5).

Now, hot glue that piece of elastic to each end of the diadem. The hot glue holds surprisingly well, so make sure you place your elastic where you want it.

This will make a completed round crown look.

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Step Six (Cuffs):

Cut a strip of your gold fabric about 2” wide and 5” long (Possibly shorter depending on the child. You may need to do a bit of adjustment on this piece.).

And, obviously, you’ll probably want to cut yours a bit straighter than I did.

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Step Seven:

Cut a short bit of elastic, mine was about 2.5”-3”, and attach one end to each end piece of the cuff, just like you did on the diadem.

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Step Eight:

Cut another star out of your red glitter fabric and hot glue that to the center front of your cuff.

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Repeat steps 6-8 for your second cuff.

And, we’re done! Isn’t this just so super cute? I am in love with this costume! I wish I had a girl. Oh well, maybe I’ll just have to make a big girl version for myself!

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This is my absolute most favorite costume I have made by far. I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and of course we invite you to come and checkout some of the other great tutorials at Always Under Pay!

 

Day 20 – Robin Super Hero DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial + {GIVEAWAY!}

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Robin Super Hero Costume

This costume is sure to be a hit with the popularity of all the new super hero movies coming out! You could spend a lot of money on a super hero costume these days, but why do that when you easily make one yourself for less than half the cost?

We’ll show you just how to do that with items from Always Under Pay.

(our pieces available for ages 2-5 years)

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Bow:

Red Loopy Surround Bow (You’ll need about 15” or so of the 3/8” red grosgrain ribbon to make this.)

Yellow Boutique Bow (I made my own using the tutorial in the link, but you could also buy a boutique bow clip and remove the clip piece.) If you make your own, you will need about 1 yard of the 1.5” yellow grosgrain ribbon and about 6” or so of the 3/8” yellow grosgrain ribbon as well as about a foot of string.

Lime Green Marabou Puff Clip

Hot glue your Loopy Surround Bow to the center of your marabou puff clip. Then, glue your boutique bow to the center of the loopy bow as shown.

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For Top:

Black Dance Leotard

http://www.alwaysunderpay.com/red-tutu-top-crochet-headband/

5/8″ Black Grosgrain Ribbon (about 1 yard)

Yellow and Black Felt Sheets

Glue Gun and Stick

Scissors

Straight Pins

I downloaded this free Robin Super Hero Logo Template here. Then I sized it to what I needed to fit the top and cut the pieces out of felt as shown below.

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Hot glue the ‘R’ to the black oval, then hot glue that piece to the red crochet top as snown below.

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Use the length of 5/8″ Black ribbon to thread through the center of the red crochet top as a neck tie. If you are using this piece on top of a leotard, you can skip the neck tie if you like.

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For Bottom:

Lime Green Tutu (we layered two for a fuller look)

1.5″ Black Grosgrain Ribbon (about 1 yard)

Glue Gun and Stick

Scissors

Make a big black bow with the 1.5″ grosgrain ribbon. Trim the ends and use a lighter to heat set them so they do not fray. Hot glue the ribbon to the front of one of your tutus.

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And that’s it! All done. Isn’t this just too fun and cute? We love it!

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Day 19 – Black Cat DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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Black Cat 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:

Black Leotard

Black Five Layer Tutu

Black Marabou Feather Boa (for tail)

For Cat’s Ears

Black Felt

cardboard

Black Marabou Feather Boa (you can use the same one for all pieces including the tail)

Satin Lined Plastic Headband

Bright Colored Marker (so you can see it against the black)

Glue Gun and Glue Stick (Not Shown)

For Wrist Puffs:

Black Marabou Feather Boa (you can use the leftover from the ears)

Black Fold Over Elastic Hair Ties

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (Not Shown)

Scissors

For Kitty Collar:

Black Boys Bow Tie

Black 1” Crystal

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (Not Shown)

Cat Ears Headband Tutorial

Materials Needed:

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Black Felt

cardboard

Black Marabou Feather Boa (you can use the same one for all pieces including the tail)

Satin Lined Plastic Headband

Bright Colored Marker (so you can see it against the black)

Glue Gun and Glue Stick (Not Shown)

Step One:

Freehand cut some 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 black felt. If you look closely, you can see the marker in the photos below.

Cut four triangle ear shapes out of the felt. 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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*TIP* Make sure you have a good idea where you want the mouse ears to go before you do this step. You don’t want them glued in the wrong place. And, sometimes it is difficult to just eyeball it. I would put the headband on the child’s head that these are for, or even on your own head like I did, and just make a small pen mark where you want he center of the ears to be.

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 black 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.

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Wrist Puffs Tutorial

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For Wrist Puffs:

Black Marabou Feather Boa (you can use the same one for all pieces including the tail)

Black Fold Over Elastic Hair Ties

Scrap Piece of Cardboard

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (Not Shown)

Scissors (Not Shown)

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Step One:

Cut off the tail pieces on the fold over elastic hair ties.

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Step Two:

Stretch the hair ties over the piece of cardboard. They should be stretched, but not stretched as far as they can. Just comfortably stretched. (You’ll of course need to measure the cardboard and cut it so that the hair ties will fit it the way you need them to for this step).

Once your hair ties are on there, run a good size bead of hot glue down the center. For the purposes of this illustration, I am only showing one hair tie, but you can easily do both at the same time.

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Step Three:

Clip one end of your marabou boa so that it doesn’t show any cord and lay it down on center on top of the hot glue. Let that dry for a moment.

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Step Four:

Turn the cardboard over and repeat step three on the other side making sure to as close to the knot on the hair tie as possible so as to hide it.

Let that cool and then clip off the excess length of boa.

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Step Five:

Slide the hair ties off of your cardboard. They will be a bit less stretchy than before, but will have some give to them.

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Kitty Collar Tutorial

Materials Needed:

Black Boys Adjustable Bow Tie

Black 1” Crystal

Glue Gun and Glue Sticks (Not Shown)

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Just hot glue your crystal center embellishment to the center of the bow tie. Easy peasy!

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Voila! What a fun, sweet, and simple little costume for your cuddly cat loving princess!

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Day 18 – Minion DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

HalloCostumeD18Minion Inspired Costume Tutorial

(our pieces available for ages 2-10 years)

I’ll be honest, I think I love the Despicable Me movie a little more than even my kids do. It is really funny for adults as well as kids, and I just cannot resist those little minions! Aren’t they the cutest little mischief makers?

With product from Always Under Pay, this was a super quick and fun costume to make ourselves.

Materials Needed:

2 yellow marabou puff clips

Royal Blue Ballet Tutus (we layered two for fullness)

Plain Yellow T-shirt or Other Top

Grey, White, Brown, and Black Felt (one sheet of each should do it)

Scissors

Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks

Top Tutorial

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Step One:

I used this minon eye photo that I found on the internet here and just enlarged it to fit my paper and printed it out. You could also just find some circle templates on google to print and use instead. Or, if you google “minion eye template”, hundreds will come up.

Once you have a template, use that to cut four different circles out of your felt pieces. This is the reason I chose that photo. The circles are all on one sheet. So I just had to keep cutting the template down for each color.

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Step Two

Now, using your glue gun, hot glue your circles 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.

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Step Three

Use a ruler to mark a straight line about 2” from the bottom of your black felt sheet. If you use a really bright colored marker, you can see the line.

Then, cut that strip off of the bottom of your felt sheet, and cut the strip in half.

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**My felt sheet was 8.5 X 11, and I cut on the long side. If your felt is bigger or smaller, you may need to make some adjustments for this.

Step Four

Use the glue gun to adhere those two strips of felt onto the yellow t-shirt as shown below. Do your best to make them even with each other on each side of the shirt.

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Step Five

Now hot glue the big minion eye piece that you already made to the center of the shirt covering the gap between your black strips.

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Step Six

I just freehand cut a mouth piece out of a small strip of black felt and hot glued it under the eye piece on a crooked smiley angle.

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Done! Now just dress up that little minion monster of yours and take her trick-or-treating!

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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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Be sure to come and checkout some of the other great tutorials at Always Under Pay!

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
invite you to come and checkout some of the other great tutorials at Always Under Pay!

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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We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and we invite you to come and check out some of the other great tutorials at Always Under Pay!

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 :)

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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We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will come back to learn more ways to style your little princess!

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