Hello and welcome back! Happy Friday, my friends. I am so glad the weekend is here. Who else is going to be binge watching the new season of Stranger Things this weekend? (In between all of the Halloween festivities, of course)
Today I’m back with another last minute Halloween costume idea: a Snapchat Filter!
Have you ever thought you weren’t going to do anything for Halloween and then last minute your friends ask you to go out and do something that sounds really fun? That’s actually happened to me for two years in a row. Ha! If that sounds like you and you didn’t have a great costume planned out, don’t fret, I’ve got your back. This costume is so cute, and I had everything at home already to make it, so I didn’t spend a penny.
Here’s what you’ll need for this DIY:
For the paws and ears:
- Plastic headband
- Tan felt
- Pink felt
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Pen or marker
- Cotton batting (optional)
For the rainbow:
- I used the leftover felt I had from other projects. I used white, yellow, 2 shades of pink, purple, and 2 shades of blue. (I get all my felt from Joann fabric)
- Hot glue gun and glue
I started off by making the ear headband first. I cut out four ear shaped pieces of felt and left the ends a little bit longer so I could trim them later.
I wrapped two of the ear shaped pieces of felt around the headband and hot glued them in place.
If you are using cotton batting, hot glue the batting to the back of each ear. Next, glue the other two ear shaped pieces to the back to cover the cotton batting.
Now it’s time to add the pink felt for the inside of the ears. I just free-handed two half circles on a scrap piece of light pink felt and cut them out. Hot glue them in place on the brown felt.
Now it’s time to move on to the paws. I drew out four paws on the tan felt. I wanted them to be filled with cotton batting so they would look plushy. This is completely optional.
Just like I did with the ears, I hot glued two little balls of cotton batting to two of the paw pieces.
Next, use the remaining two pieces of felt to cover the cotton batting. Use hot glue to secure it together.
After the two pieces of felt have been glued together, it should look something like this:
To make the “pad” part of the paw, cut out little ovals from the same pink felt you used for the headband.
Hot glue each little oval in place on the tan felt.
Now it’s time to make the rainbow! I used a plain white piece of felt to be the back of the rainbow. I drew out a rainbow shape and cut it out.
Next, I cut out each stripe in the rainbow, starting from largest to smallest and glued them in place. I find working from largest to smallest makes it easier to layer each stripe and glue them together.
After your rainbow has been glued together, hot glue the paws at the bottom of each side. You can attach a ribbon to the back of the felt if you want to wear it around your neck, or you can hold it in front of you.
…And you are all set! The greatest part about this costume is that I can wear anything I want with it and when I’m done wearing it, I can take it off so easily.
Which costume was your favorite? Let me know in the comments!
Until next time…