Easy Butterfly Costume

    Posted by  ·  October 1, 2015

    This easy butterfly costume is perfect for my coloring loving girl! With just a few simple supplies she was able to color her way into a beautiful butterfly. This no sew Halloween costume couldn’t be any easier!  We love easy at our house. Last year we made a no sew  witch costume.

    easy butterfly costume

    Butterfly Costume Supplies

    • a black long sleeve shirt
    • black leggings
    • thin white muslin fabric (about a yard)
    • Elmer’s Painters
    • black extra wide Sharpie
    • 2 large pom poms
    • 2 black chenille pipe cleaners
    • 1 headband
    • glue gun and glue sticks
    • glow in the dark fabric paint (optional)
    butterfly costume supplies

    Place arm of shirt up at an angle. Take fabric and cut a wing shape. Cut fabric to match angle of sleeve and side of shirt.

    butterfly costume making wings

    Copy this shape so there are two symmetrical wing shapes.

    butterfly costume wings

    To make coloring the fabric easier, iron the fabric wing to the shiny side of freezer paper. The freezer paper will stabilize the fabric and can be easily peeled away when  finished.

    butterfly costume freezer paper

    Draw a design on the wing with a Sharpie marker. Repeat for other wing making sure design is symmetrical.  Holding the fabric up to a window will make it easy to trace.

    butterfly costume draw design

    Color away! If you want your butterfly to glow in the dark outline with glow in the dark fabric paint.

    butterfly costume color wings

    Hot glue wings to back edge of arms and sides of shirt.

    homemade butterfly costume

    Twist pipe cleaners to the headband and hot glue to secure. Hot glue a pom pom to each end of pipe cleaner.

    DIY antenna for butterfly costume

    How easy was that!

    DIY butterfly costume

    We love Halloween at our house. Here are some of our favorite family costume ideas.

    Group Halloween Costume Ideas

    Group costume Flintstones group costume KISS

    And here is our no sew witch costume from last year!

    witch costume

    Michaels has great products and inspiration to help transform your yard, classroom or living room into a spooktacular space this year!

    Whether you’re into spooky sights, playful pumpkins or giggling ghouls, the Michaels.com Halloween project page has tons of ideas for DIY Halloween costumes and décor.

    Still haven’t decided what you’re going to be? Check out the other 49 DIY costumes from the Michaels Makers and you might just find the perfect one for you, your kiddos or your beloved pet this Halloween– they’re to die for!

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    1. Thursday, October 1st, 2015
      OMG, you guys as KISS . . . I"m laughing . . .

      Love it that Bella got to help make her costume. She's a beautiful butterfly!!
      Thursday, October 1st, 2015
      How clever and easy this is. That is what Halloween should be about, fun and stressfree.