DIY Halloween || Paw Patrol Skye Costume

This easy character costume idea is perfect for kids! My Paw Patrol Skye Costume is an easy homemade costume that requires no sewing and uses normal clothes that can be re-worn at a later date.

A child in a Paw Patrol Skye Costume

I feel like the comparison of this year’s Halloween costume and last year’s is the perfect visual reminder that so much can change in a year.  Most people agree that the greatest amount of change comes in the first year of life. They go from little newborns, totally dependent on their mamas with little more than a few reflexes to walking babbling beings. Somehow, though, the contrast just from 24 months to 2 1/2 feels so markedly huge!  Every day I’m getting glimpses of who she will be at 13 and 23 and beyond.  She pretty much potty trained herself last week, insists on getting herself dressed, and tries to be as autonomous and independent as possible.  So when she proclaimed that this year she wanted a Paw Patrol Skye costume for Halloween, I knew it was best to just go with it.  It may not be this year’s most hipster creative costume, but it ended up looking really cute and makes her crazy happy!  Keep reading for the full tutorial and be sure to check out Ellie’s cookie costume and Tegan’s Pac-Man costume for more ideas!

A young girl wearing a Paw Patrol Skye Costume A girl running in a Paw Patrol Skye Costume

An easy kids Halloween costume using normal clothes

I’ll be the first to admit that when you include the clothing items, the price tag for this Paw Patrol Skye costume can add up.  You might have things already that will work.  I just plan on using these as part of her fall and winter wardrobe. (Which is why as much as that collar should have been hot glued to the vest so it wouldn’t move around, I just couldn’t bring myself to do it!)

What You’ll Need to Make The Paw Patrol Skye Costume

Materials to make the ears

To Make the Ears and Tail for the Paw Patrol Skye Costume:

  1. Fold the tan fabric in half and draw the shape of Skye’s ears.  Cut out with the fabric still folded so that you end up with two matching ears.  Glue these to the ends of the headband.
  2. With the faux fur fabric, draw a similar shape, but shorter leaving a bridge of fabric between the two ears to wrap the headband.
  3. Hot glue in place as seen below.
  4. Use the pipe cleaners to glue around the edge, adding structure.
  5. Use the remaining fabric and a couple of pipe cleaners to fashion a tail.

Collage showing how to make the ears Scissors and felt A glue gun being used to make the ears The finished ears and tail

To Make the Backpack for the Paw Patrol Skye Costume:

  1. Cut out two pieces of cardboard and spray paint both sides silver.
  2. Allow to dry then hot glue to the sides of the backpack. (I was afraid this would stay, but she’s been playing with it constantly and the wings are still intact!)  Also, they can use the backpack as their trick or treat pail.

A girl posing in a Paw Patrol Skye Costume

To Make the Collar for the Paw Patrol Skye Costume:

  1. Print out the Logo image (you can find the link in the Supplies section.)
  2. Measure the length of the ribbon to wrap around the top of the vest and cut accordingly.  Once the ribbon is cut, cut out the logo and hot glue to the center of the ribbon.  Using double sided tape, adhere the ribbon and logo to the top of the vest. (I skipped this step for the shoot, as you can see!)

The finished Paw Patrol Skye Costume

Easy Character Costume Idea for Kids

It really doesn’t take too much effort to make this fun costume that your Paw Patrol obsessed kid will love! I love that there’s no sewing involved and the chances are that you will have a fair bit needed in their wardrobe already.

Skip the rented costumes and DIY!

I really hate hiring the costumes from rental stores – they can be so uncomfortable to wear, especially for children! This homemade Paw Patrol Skye costume isn’t restrictive at all, meaning they can still run around with ease and enjoy all of the fun!

The back of the Paw Patrol Skye Costume A girl in the Paw Patrol Skye Costume looking away from camera

Photography (Finals) by Katie Jameson

Crafting for Paw Patrol Skye Costume + Process Photos by Britt Towns

Be sure to check out these other DIY kid costume ideas that are perfect for Halloween!

DIY Toddler Costume || The Mini Yogi

DIY || Dr. Seuss: The Lorax Costume

DIY // Kids Peacock Halloween Costume

DIY // Kids PAC-MAN Halloween Costume

Have you made this Paw Patrol Skye costume or do you plan to?  Be sure to get in touch and leave a comment below!

Paw Patrol Skye Costume

This easy character costume idea is perfect for kids! My Paw Patrol Skye Costume is an easy homemade costume that requires no sewing and uses normal clothes that can be re-worn at a later date.
Active Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Keyword: DIY Paw Patrol costume, homemade paw patrol costume, kids halloween costume
Yield: 1 costume
Author: Jen Pinkston

Materials

  • 1 yard tan felt fabric
  • 1 yard of "furry" fabric
  • 1 tan headband
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun and glue
  • tan pipe cleaners
  • 2 square feet (ish) of cardboard
  • silver spray paint
  • backpack
  • tan pants or leggings
  • tan boots
  • tan long sleeve top
  • pink vest
  • pink aviator goggles
  • 1/4 yard grosgrain ribbon
  • access to a printer to print out the Skye logo for collar
  • Double Stick Tape or Masking Tape

Instructions

Instructions for the Ears + Tail:

  • Fold the tan fabric in half and draw the shape of Skye's ears. Cut out with the fabric still folded so that you end up with two matching ears. Glue these to the ends of the headband.
  • With the faux fur fabric, draw a similar shape, but shorter leaving a bridge of fabric between the two ears to wrap the headband.
  • Hot glue in place as seen below.
  • Use the pipe cleaners to glue around the edge, adding structure.
  • Use the remaining fabric and a couple of pipe cleaners to fashion a tail.

Instructions for the Backpack:

  • Cut out two pieces of cardboard and spray paint both sides silver.
  • Allow to dry then hot glue to the sides of the backpack. (I was afraid this would stay, but she's been playing with it constantly and the wings are still intact!) Also, they can use the backpack as their trick or treat pail.

Instructions for the Collar:

  • Print out the Logo image (you can find the link in the Supplies section.)
  • Measure the length of the ribbon to wrap around the top of the vest and cut accordingly. Once the ribbon is cut, cut out the logo and hot glue to the center of the ribbon. Using double sided tape, adhere the ribbon and logo to the top of the vest. (I skipped this step for the shoot, as you can see!)

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  1. This is great! I love DIY costumes. I have to think up a costume and make one for myself as well.

    Xx, Fatima
    http://www.fatimasabri.com

  2. Katie H.

    10/05/2016

    Adorable! Next post easy and inexpensive DIY costumes for adults? 🙂

  3. Sooooooo cute adorbs xx

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