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Halloween DIY costumes

Halloween DIY costumes, gnomes pineapple costume

Halloween DIY costumes recap, and here they are- the players from our house… just a couple of gnomes and a pineapple. These gnome are easy costumes to put together. With quite a few everyday- closet elements involved. Details like: hats, beards, braids and belts and you’ve got it! Because Halloween DIY costumes are always the best and most clever at any party or trick-or-treat circuit.

Halloween DIY costumes pineapple costume

Pineapple Costume

Constructed with a yard or two of foam. Because you can quite literally make any person-place-or-thing-costume with a couple of yards of foam- and I love that. Degree of difficulty: Advanced. But don’t let that stop you, working with foam, a knife and a glue gun is very rewarding and endlessly creative in what you can dream up. (award winning folks, see: fish taco costume)

Halloween DIY costumes gmome costumes

Sleepy gnomes, but still having fun taking pictures… as you can see.

girl gnome costume

Girl Gnome Costume

Quite simple really- a felt pointy hat, apron with rick rack and a mushroom sewn on. A lace-up-the-front vest that could be made from felt for a super-simple version. And a elastic-waisted bright colored skirt. I tried to paint rosy cheeks and a few freckles on this gnomes face but she would have none of it.
Real life costume add-ons: striped tights, white shirt, Converse sneakers, long braided hair.

boy gnome fabric
Boy gnome costume

Super simple costume-in-an-hour project, and I’m not kidding. All you need to make for this costume to be a success is a hat, beard and belt.
Real life costume add-ons: Brightly colored long shirt, pants or tights (yippie!) and a gnomish pair of shoes from your own closet.

felt gnome beard

Make the beard from white felt. Cut one solid piece in the shape of a beard (with extra on each side to be velcroed in place under the hat). Then cut accent beard shapes also from white felt and top-stitch them into place.

boy gnome costume simple DIY

Sew down the beard accent pieces. Use light tan thread so the detail will be more visible. Velcro is sewn to the inside of the hat and onto the upper two sides of the beard. The hat is a single piece of felt (cone shaped) with a single seam closing it up. The belt is also felt- in black and gold. Cut the buckle out from gold felt and top-stitched into place. This belt is 3 inches wide and overlaps to close in the back. I attached it to the person with a giant safety pin on the inside. Pin in the back- leaving it to be fastened with a safety pin is good for adjustability too.

punk rock kid costumes

Punk rock neighbor kids, willingly posing for the camera. My kids could take a page from their book…

luchador on a fixie

And the boy gnome turned himself into a luchador. Then he trick or treated throughout the night and lived happily ever after!

1 Comment

  1. funny halloween costume ideas | noelle o designs

    November 4, 2014 at 10:20 am

    […] few more costumes I’ve made in years past and show off a few funny Halloween costume ideas- a pineapple and garden gnomes tomorrow. It turns out no one wanted to be a Christmas tree after all… I’m trying not […]

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