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DIY Halloween Costume: Girl Pokeball

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DIY Halloween Costume

Halloween is right around the corner! I was late deciding what costume I wanted to make for my 14 month old daughter this year, so I had to make sure it was an easy DIY!

I got inspiration from a Pokeball costume I saw on Pinterest, and decided I could make something very similar for my little girl to wear. Not only is Pokemon very popular right now, but my husband also plays Pokemon Go…so I thought it would be a cute and trendy costume!

I even found some Pokemon beanies that my husband and I could wear to be part of the Pokemon theme…my daughter has to “catch us.” I also found some Pokemon stuffed animals she could carry around for props.  I included the DIY supplies and instructions below.

DIY Halloween Costume

Supplies:

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Instructions:

Note the measurements were specific for my daughter who is size 18 months. This costume could be made for any size, but adjust the measurements accordingly.

  1. Trace a 5-6″ wide circle on cardboard or heavy paper (I used white poster board and a bowl to trace my circle.) Use scissors to cut out the circle.
  2. Paint the circle white (if it isn’t already) and let dry. Paint a black ring on the outer edge of the circle, and draw a smaller circle directly in the center so it looks like this:DIY Halloween Costume
  3. While the paint is drying, you can assemble the tutu. Cut a piece of elastic to fit around the waist and give an extra 1/2″ for sewing.
  4. Cut white tulle fabric into 2 inch strips. I used a total of 2 yards (could have used up to 3 yards) and cut the fabric in half lengthwise before cutting 2 inch strips. (My strips were approximately 28″ long by 2″ wide.)DIY Halloween Costume
  5. Fold each strip of white tulle fabric in half, place under elastic, and pull the ends through the loop securing it around the elastic. Pull tight, and repeat until all fabric strips are used. Distribute evenly around elastic. Overlap the elastic ends by 1/2 inch, and sew together.
  6. For the belt, fold the black tulle fabric lengthwise (the piece I used was 1.5 yards long.) Find the center, and hot glue the painted circle to the fabric. (I cut a second circle and glued it to the back of the belt to secure it around the fabric.)
  7. Assemble costume with the red longsleeve bodysuit and black or white pants. I made sure the belt was long enough to tie a bow in the back.

DIY Halloween Costume

I think it turned out really cute! It was a very low cost and an easy DIY Halloween Costume. I can’t wait for Halloween to come so we can go out and catch Pokemon, and maybe some candy too. What are your costume plans this year?

DIY Halloween Costume

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32 Comments

  1. That is adorable!! Great Idea!

  2. How cute it this?! love the tutu! You such a great job.

  3. This is so adorable! Great idea.

  4. We might have to do this with our daughter next year (she’s due in Jan)

  5. She looks adorable, very easy too. Thanks for sharing. I DIY’Ed my sons Woody costume, check it out on my blog 🙂

  6. This is so cute and perfect for Pokemon Go!

  7. My niece would love this!!

  8. such a cute costume idea!

  9. I have a BIG girl (12) that I might be making a modified version of this for Halloween. So cute, but still feminine!

  10. Super cute and inventive. I love that tutu. For me even. Great tutorial for an amazing DIY costume.

  11. This is such a cute idea! Girl pokeball!! Adorable

  12. I’d be making one for my niece. She loves tutu skirt. 🙂

  13. I’d be doing one for my niece. Thanks for the tutorial. 🙂

  14. This is such a cute little costume. I just love the tulle. Great tutorial too.

  15. This is super cute! Great tutorial, you make it very easy to follow along. Thank you.

  16. I have so many friends that would love this costume for their little girls! It is just too cute!

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