Me and 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes! I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring y’all tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea!
Along with my Homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Costume, I’m sharing 88+ more really awesome handmade costume ideas from talented bloggers everywhere!
I wanted to make something that was stress-free for my youngest son and the first thing that came to my mind was to make him a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup costume. I mean, who doesn’t love candy and especially Reese’s for Halloween?
My original plan was to use felt because it’s inexpensive but once I went to the fabric store (Joann’s in this case) I found that the blizzard fleece was on sale (50% off). I think the fleece was a better choice because it will move with Max while he’s Trick or Treating ~ it’s stretch so it the weather here is cold I can layer clothes underneath without it being tight and I think it’s definitely more able to withstand wear and tear if only for 1 night.
I grabbed a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Package from the register section at the front of the store and used that to match up the colors. I couldn’t get exact matches but I was happy with the ones I found in stock. I ended up buying 1 yard of the orange ~ it was 60″ wide so I knew that was more than enough for my son but if you’re making this for a toddler you could buy less and if you are making it for an adult you may need up to 2 yards depending on their height. Width wise you should be more than fine so you only need to take length into account.
Once I was ready to start making his costume I fitted the fabric directly on him. Other than adjusting the width no other cuts were needed. I had excess on one side and marked it with a pin and made the cut.
Once the width was adjusted I used pins to mark the shoulder area, the opening I needed to allow his arms to come out and the area at the top for his head to go through. I left about 1.5 inches at the top to allow for the zig-zag cuts I was going to make to give it the look of a wrapper.
This is another view to give you an idea of the spacing for the arm.
I removed the fabric from my little model and got ready to sew.
I used a zig zag stitch because of the stretch of the fabric to stitch the top of the fabric……
and added about a .5 inch area of stitching for the bottom of the arm hole.
Once everything was stitch I used art paper (torn from a big roll from Ikea) to get an idea of spacing and lettering and then I used a sharpie to write Reese’s. If you’re really into things being exact you can take an empty wrapper to an office supply store or other such business and have them copy and enlarge the lettering to the size that will fit your costume and then use that as your template. I wanted this to be as stress free as possible so I just hand lettered mine. Once it was done I cut out the letters and then traced them on my yellow fabric with a Sharpie, cut out the letters and used fabric glue to glue in place.
I also cut out freehand the peanut butter cup in the top right corner of the outfit added the filling and cut out the peanut butter cup for the bottom beneath the Reese’s lettering. Glue all of those items and the calorie information onto your costume.
For the next step I used black paint in a tube with a fine tip and yellow paint in a tube with a fine point to add the details. Don’t worry about it being exact….just have fun!
Be as detailed as you want to be but if you are pressed for time leave out the little stuff!
I also outlined the yellow lettering and I was good to go! That’s it….my stress free Reese’s Peanut Cup Halloween Costume. If you make one or something similar I would LOVE to see it!
And now it’s time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don’t forget to follow the Handamde Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!
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What handmade costume ideas did you love the most?! Be sure to click over to get the costume instructions, pin the costume, and let them know you love it! Also, follow the Handmade Halloween Costume board on Pinterest!