DIY Monster Halloween Costume

Happy Halloween Cuties,

I hope you and the little Cuties have decided on a costume and you all are just waiting for it to get dark. I’m sharing my Monster DIY Halloween costume with you as promised. If you saw my last post on the DIY Clown Costume then you saw this one featured in the news segment. This one is probably the easiest of them all. There is no template and no wrong way to create your Monster. As always my costumes have a sew and no sew options.

DIY Monster Costume 1

Just like the Wolf  & Owl Costumes I started out with a hooded sweat shirt and felt.

DIY Monster Costume 2

Let’s start with the sleeves, because this hoodie had two tones on the sleeve I decided to add octopus like circles down the middle. I used a random item in my house and traced circles on the felt. Then I used a regular single hole punch and put the holes in the middle. Sew: Use a quick stitch to secure each circle. No Sew: Use fabric glue or hot glue gun to secure each circle.

DIY Monster Costume 3

For the body I used a candle to make my large circles and randomly place them on the hoodie.  I free handed the tongue and just attached it to the collar.

DIY Monster Costume 4

Every monster needs teeth, so I attached some to the hood. Again I stitched them by hand but glue works as well. Eyes: I purchased these from the craft store and I hot glued them on. The backs are cardboard and I didn’t want any trouble so glue was the best option. Tentacles: I randomly cut out a shape that I thought would look good. This is a monster so don’t be afraid to be creative. You will need a total of four shapes all together. Each one needs a front and back, I stuffed mine with leftover felt, you can do that or use cotton balls.

DIY Monster Costume 5

This is a full look at my finished project. This hoodie is a boys Small 5/6. I didn’t do the back but you totally could.

DIY Monster Costume 6

I loved the way it turned out and my scary model loved it as well. He did such a great job on the news segment. Shout out to The Style Medic for allowing me to borrow her little Cutie.

This Monster costume was featured on WBALTV in Baltimore, MD. This segment aired on Oct. 25th.

DIY Monster Costume 7

What do you think? Chat with me in the comment section below or FBIG or Twitter.





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Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  2. Allison Jones

    Super cute costume! Your little monster looked great.


  3. LaShawn

    This is so creative! I think next year, Pookah might get a homemade one. And involving him in making it will be so much fun!

  4. Tiffani G

    This is super creative! Thanks for the no sew version for us lazy folks, lol.

  5. Ari Adams

    Cool idea. I’m all for a nice DIY Halloween costume!

  6. Patrice

    These halloween costume very creative. Teens would love the wolf I like that you show we don’t have to spend a lot of money. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Kara (Kay's Ways)

    Too cute!! I swear I wished I knew how to sew I love dIYs though & you always make them look achievable (even for the non crafters like myself)

  8. Aisha Johnson Adams

    Congrats on your TV appearance!!! I love the costumes… Great Job. The kids are adorable.

  9. LaShonda

    You are so creative!!! I loved the costume

  10. Cymone | The Block is Haute

    Fun costume using what you have on hand! Great directions as well.

    xo, c.
    The Block is Haute

  11. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    That’s such a great costume! Who needs to pay a ton of money for a costume when you can use your imagination to make your own?

  12. Jonna

    This is so creative. I love that you can kinda make it into whatever you want and get your kid to help you in making it one of a kind. And having a no see option makes it that much more easier.

  13. lisa

    What a great monster costume! Very creative and fun for the kids!

  14. Jeanette

    I kind of like homemade costumes. They are SO much more imaginative and fun to make. If you child helps it give them a sense of pride too! What a cute costume

  15. Margarita Ibbott (@DownshiftingPRO)

    You did a wonderful job of the costume. I love how excited he looks. I hope you had a happy Halloween.

  16. Megan Elford

    I really love the idea of using a hoodie to build the costume on. It’s easy to put on, and with the hood up, he really does look like a scary monster!

  17. Jenn

    What a great costume!! You are very creative!!!

  18. Chubskulit Rose

    That’s a greatmoney saving right there. Good for you for being so creative.

  19. Liz Mays

    Oh this is so cool! I love how you used the hoodie to make its face. This is so clever!

  20. Merrie K.

    I really love all of your costume ideas! Especially the snail 🙂 It makes me wish I had a little kid to dress up 🙂

  21. Chasing Joy

    I love how you are so creative and can do this from a simple hoodie.

  22. Ourfamilyworld

    What a cute looking monster. The costume looks so easy to do. You are so creative.

  23. Arianne

    Loving it!! So creative. 🙂

  24. Crystal Lopez

    What a great resource and a cute costume! My kids enjoy helping make their own costumes and for us it is a huge lifesaver!

  25. Ann Bacciaglia

    I love DIY costumes. This monster costume turned out fantastic. I will share this with my friends with little ones.

  26. Rebecca

    What a cute costume! You are very creative—great resource!

  27. Sicorra@NotNowMomsBusy

    A very creative costume. Making your own is so smart considering it is only worn for a few hours, one day a year.

  28. Bonnie @wemake7

    This is just super cool! I bet one of my boys would love to do this next year.

  29. Chelsie

    Wow, this is adorable and looks like it was fairly simple to make! What a cute costume!

  30. Sarh S

    Awesome Monster hoodie/costume! It’s usually fairly chilly here so that would be a great costume to keep the kiddos warm.

  31. Shaney Vijendranath

    You so creative, I don’t think I can pull this off. Well done mom, I can see the excitement in his face.

  32. Rosey

    So smart to do it yourself. And it turned out cute too!

  33. Susan Quackenbush

    You are terribly creative, I love it! 🙂 I’m not very good at coming up with ideas but I’ve made a few costumes for my kids in the past following ideas online. I definitely commend you for your great work! 🙂

  34. HilLesha

    I have never made a costume before. However, I really love the idea. That’s really cute!

  35. Claudia Krusch

    Love the costume! Soooo cute! I’ve never made my son a costume! You are so gifted!

  36. Melissa

    How creative you are!! I love the simplicity of these hoodie costumes! Adorable!

  37. Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen

    That costume is so cute and yet it looks easy to do. Thanks for sharing.

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