Day 4 – Super Girl Inspired DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial

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Super Girl Inspired DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial

(our pieces available for ages 2-9 years)

Oh boy! Or ahem, rather, girl! What a super easy and fun hero costume we have today. Super hero costumes are still very popular for all age groups.  And, with pieces from  Always Under Pay, this was a really quick and simple one to make ourselves.

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Materials Needed:

Red 5 Layer Tutu

1.5″ Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon (about 3.5 yards)

3/8″ Royal Blue Grosgrain Ribbon (about 15 inches)

2 Red Marabou Puff Clips

Scissors

Lighter

Glue Sticks and Glue Gun

Red Felt

Yellow Felt

Instructions for Bows:

Blue Loopy Surround Bow (You’ll need about 15” or so of the 3/8” blue grosgrain ribbon to make this.)
Yellow Boutique Bow (I made my own using the tutorial in the link, but you could also buy a boutiqu bow clip and remove the clip piece.) If you make your own, you will need about 1 yard of the 1.5” yellow grosgrain ribbonand about 6” or so of the 3/8” yellow grosgrain ribbon for each bow as well as about a foot of string.

Red 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:

I accidentally erased my photos for this part, but it isn’t too hard to describe. I downloaded the free  Super Hero Logo Template here. Then sized the template to what I needed to fit the top and printed a template on just regular copy printing paper.

First I attached the full template to the yellow felt and cut the outline of the template.

Then I cut the “S” part out of the template and attached it to the red felt piece with pins and cut that shape.

Then, I used the hot glue gun to attach the red piece on top of the yellow felt outline. Next I hot glued the full Super Girl logo onto the t-shirt.

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For Skirt:

Red 5 Layer Tutu

1.5″ 1.5″ Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon (about 1 yard)

Glue Gun and Stick

Scissors

Lighter

Make a big yellow 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 super fun (pun intended)? We love it!

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Day 3 – Little Ladybug DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap Easy

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Little Ladybug DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap & Easy!

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

(pieces available for ages 2-6 years)

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Materials Needed:

Crochet Halter Top Tutu Set in Red/Black

Red/Black Korker Bows

Black Butterfly Wings

Red 5 Layer Tutu

Black Felt Circles

Hot Glue Gun and Glue Stick

Wax Paper

Instructions:

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 black felt circles onto the top layer of your red 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 as dots 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 dots.

 

Then, just dress your little girl up in her new costume! Voila—super easy, super fun costume idea!

 

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Day 2 – Girls Pirate DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Idea Cheap and Easy!

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Girls Pirate DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Idea Cheap, Easy and Homemade!

(our pieces available for ages 2-9 years)

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

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Materials Needed:

Red 5 Layer Tutu

White Strappy Leotard (or, White Leotard with Sleeves)

Black 8″ Crochet Top

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

Red/White Stripe Leg Warmers

Red Bandana and Pirate Accessories from Party Store

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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Day 1 – Little Cowgirl DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap and Easy!

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Little Cowgirl DIY Halloween Costume Tutorial Cheap and Easy!

Getty Up Cowgirl! This is a super fun and fast Halloween costume to make using products from Always Under Pay, but we can even see reusing it for her to wear to the rodeo as well. This one is a wonderful time saver for moms with precious little time.

(our pieces available for ages 2-9 years)

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

Materials Needed:

Navy Blue Tutus (we layered two for extra fluff)

White Dance Leotard

Cow Print Leg Warmers

Red Bandana

Play Cowboy Hat

 

Instructions:

There really are no instructons required here. This is probably one of the simplest costumes you can get—great time saver for parents with a lot going on. And, the pieces can be used again……….bonus!

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