The Easiest DIY Halloween Costume for Friends: A Rainbow and The Sun

This Halloween costume for friends is simple and easy to make! If you desperately need a Halloween costume but don’t have any time – look no further! Grab a friend and make this easy DIY costume – A Rainbow and The Sun.

Halloween Costume for Friends - a rainbow and a sun costume

There’s just two days to Halloween and I wish I could tell you that our family’s costumes were lying out neatly in a closed off room somewhere, steamed to perfection with their coordinating accessories in close proximity. The reality is that there’s a pile of cut cardboard on the office floor that at the moment resembles exactly nothing and a glue gun that is luckily never far from a slew of ready to use glue sticks. Do I wish it was done? Yes. Am I panicked? No way. I spent my mid-twenties pulling off last minute costume requests with the help of my trusty glue gun as an actual career so in some ways I live for Halloween procrastination and the memories it evokes. Should you find yourself in a similar boat, not to worry. Don’t panic. There’s almost nothing you can’t pull off with a little imagination and a whole lot of hot glue, including this Rainbow Costume DIY and coordinating Sunshine Costume. Have a place to be? Have a bestie? Let’s get to work!

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Two friends wearing the hallowen costumes

Halloween Costume for Friends being worn in a garden

A woman wearing a rainbow costume

What You’ll Need to make this DIY Halloween Costume For Friends

  1. Glue gun
  2. Scissors
  3. White sticky peel off thick felt sheets
  4. Red felt (1/2 yd), orange felt (1/2 yd), yellow felt (1/2 yd), green felt (1/4 yd), blue felt (1/4 yd), purple felt (1/8 yd), white felt (1/4 yd)
  5. White and gold piped cleaners
  6. Red grosgrain ribbon
  7. Yellow/gold and white/silver headbands

Showing the back of the rainbow costume

A woman wearing the sun costume

How to make the rainbow and sun Halloween costume for friends

Rainbow costume instructions:

  1. Measure arm to arm for length of widest part of red
  2. Measure base of neck to belly button for longest part of rainbow
  3. Cut semi circle with guidelines of largest measurements out of red felt
  4. Move 2” (1” for kids) in following semi circle shape from outer rim of each color to cut remaining orange, yellow, green, blue and purple felt
  5. Use a hot glue gun to attach felts together- orange on red, yellow on orange, green on yellow etc.
  6. Use thick one sided peel off sticky white felt to create a 1” border across bottom of rainbow
  7. Stick white felt to rainbow
  8. Cut out 4 cloud shapes (3 for kids) of white felt and use glue gun to glue to white border along bottom of rainbow
  9. Use red grosgrain ribbon (cut 4 pieces; 2 for kids) to glue to inside of front and back tops or rainbows to fall on the shoulders

Cloud headband:

  1. Cut out cloud shape traced along outside top of headband on thick sticky sided white felt. Trace shape onto regular white felt and place regular felt onto unpeeled sticky side of felt.
  2. Use glue gun to attach white piped cleaner to bottom of cloud shape.
  3. Glue piped cleaner lines bottom of cloud shape to top of headband

Sun headband:

  1. Cut out sun shape traced along outside of headband on thick sticky sided white felt.
  2. Trace shape onto thick yellow felt and place regular felt onto unpeeled sticky side of felt.
  3. Trace another piece of thick yellow felt and use glue gun to place on other side of white felt
  4. Use gold piped cleaner to glue to the bottom of the sun shape
  5. Glue the piped cleaner lined side of sun shape to outside of headband

Halloween Costume for Friends - the sun costume

Showing the back of the dress for the sun costume

Duo Halloween Costumes

These are such fun costumes for you and your bestie to make together and hit the town! I love how bright and colorful they are! You’re sure to stand out in a crowd! The best bit is that you get to keep the dresses after too!

Unique best friend costumes for Halloween

There are so many ‘friends’ or ‘couples’ costumes that you can buy off of the shelf, but lets face it, they often don’t fit properly and you are bound to see someone else in the same thing! It’s so easy to make your own unique costume – what are you waiting for – grab that glue gun!

Two friends wearing Halloween Costume for Friends

The rainbow halloween costume for friends

Last minute DIY Halloween costume for friends

I loved how easy and quick it is to make these fun costumes, and it’s even easier if you get your bestie involved in the process! You only need a few cheap and easy to grab materials to make these costumes and they take no time at all to put together.

Two friends wearing halloween costumes

Britt’s Dress, ASOS || Jen’s Dress, Topshop

Photography by Katie Jameson

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Be sure to check out these other fun DIY halloween costumes!

DIY Halloween || Mermaid + Merman Couples Costume

DIY // The No-Sew Dog Costume

Miraculous Ladybug Costume DIY 

DIY || Dr. Seuss: The Lorax Costume

I would love to hear if you’ve made these fun halloween costumes for friends! Be sure to leave a comment below, I love hearing from you!

The Easiest DIY Halloween Costume for Friends: A Rainbow and The Sun

Any easy Halloween costume for you and your bestie!
Active Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr
Keyword: adult halloween costumes, easy halloween costume ideas, Halloween costume for friends, rainbow costume
Yield: 2 costumes
Author: Jen Pinkston

Equipment

  • Glue gun
  • Scissors

Materials

  • White sticky peel off thick felt sheets
  • Red felt (1/2 yd), orange felt (1/2 yd), yellow felt (1/2 yd), green felt (1/4 yd), blue felt (1/4 yd), purple felt (1/8 yd), white felt (1/4 yd)
  • White and gold piped cleaners
  • Red grosgrain ribbon
  • Yellow/gold and white/silver headbands

Instructions

Rainbow costume instructions:

  • Measure arm to arm for length of widest part of red
  • Measure base of neck to belly button for longest part of rainbow
  • Cut semi circle with guidelines of largest measurements out of red felt
  • Move 2” (1” for kidin following semi circle shape from outer rim of each color to cut remaining orange, yellow, green, blue and purple felt
  • Use a hot glue gun to attach felts together- orange on red, yellow on orange, green on yellow etc.
  • Use thick one sided peel off sticky white felt to create a 1” border across bottom of rainbow
  • Stick white felt to rainbow
  • Cut out 4 cloud shapes (3 for kidof white felt and use glue gun to glue to white border along bottom of rainbow
  • Use red grosgrain ribbon (cut 4 pieces; 2 for kidto glue to inside of front and back tops or rainbows to fall on the shoulders

Cloud headband:

  • Cut out cloud shape traced along outside top of headband on thick sticky sided white felt. Trace shape onto regular white felt and place regular felt onto unpeeled sticky side of felt.
  • Use glue gun to attach white piped cleaner to bottom of cloud shape.
  • Glue piped cleaner lines bottom of cloud shape to top of headband

Sun headband:

  • Cut out sun shape traced along outside of headband on thick sticky sided white felt.
  • Trace shape onto thick yellow felt and place regular felt onto unpeeled sticky side of felt.
  • Trace another piece of thick yellow felt and use glue gun to place on other side of white felt
  • Use gold piped cleaner to glue to the bottom of the sun shape
  • Glue the piped cleaner lined side of sun shape to outside of headband

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  1. These are cute ideas!!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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