3 No-Sew Halloween Costumes

July 25th, 2012 2 Comments

I know, I know…. July is a little bit early to be thinking about Halloween costumes.  But, if you like to make your own costumes, or are tired of all the skimpy or cheaply made costumes out there, you need as much time as you can spare to make a Halloween costume so you’re not rushing at the end… right? Please tell me I am not the only one thinking about Halloween already – it would make me feel a little neurotic.

Anyway… I have 3 no sew costumes to share with you today. I’ll even give a brief description on how to make them yourself.  These costumes were made 10+ years ago so my descriptions might be vague. I will try to make them as detailed as possible and if you have any questions, please let me know. I’ll try my hardest to answer them!  All of these were made using hot glue. If you want to get really fancy, I’m sure you could sew them, but I didn’t know how to sew back then.

First up we have the Statue of Liberty and a Sailor.

Statue of Liberty and Sailor Costumes


Statue of Liberty

I took a white sheet and a white sweatshirt and dyed them green. NOTE: If you live somewhere where it is warm on Halloween, you do not need the sweatshirt.
The crown is made of craft foam (again, green) glued to a headband. The details are teardrop shapes cut from yellow foam.
The flashlight has red and yellow vellum in the shape of flames taped to it to resemble the torch.

Simple, right?


Sailor Costume

Start with a navy blue sweat suit and a white stocking cap.
Cut a large triangle out of white craft felt. Glue red and blue stripes in the “V” part of the triangle. Line the outer edge of the triangle with thin strips of blue felt. Add red felt bow to peak of triangle.
Cut blue and red felt stars to brim.
Glue red and white felt stars to bottom hem of sweatshirt.
Glue 2 thin strips of white felt to each sleeve cuff.

A little more work than the Statue of Liberty, but still easy!


And now for the very first costume I ever made… a Lion.

No Sew Lion Costume


Lion Costume

Start with a brown sweatsuit. The one I picked zipped down the front.
Cut an oval out of fun fur and glue it on the front. If you have a zipper, cut the oval in half first.
Edge sleeve cuffs, pant cuffs, and edge of hood in trim, but made sure it’s not so long it will cover the eyes. I used glue for this as well.
The tail was just a curtain tie-back glued to the butt of the sweatpants.

Super easy! As this was the first truly crafty thing I has ever made, I burned myself multiple times with the hot glue. Remember: Hot glue is HOT!


What do you think? Are you going to try it out? What was your favorite Halloween costume to wear? To make?

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Love it! Super cute!


    Thanks, Mimi! You should make one for your little guy. 🙂