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

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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What You’ll Need:

  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


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

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

 

Photography by Katie Jameson

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  1. These are cute ideas!!

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated