Beautiful Butterfly Costume – EASY No Sew idea
This 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 and could be made in an evening! We love easy DIY Halloween costumes at our house. Last year we made a no sew witch costume. Both these ideas are great costumes for girls. Here are some great family costume ideas.
Really it is all about the wings! This wings costume could easily become any butterfly you like. A monarch butterfly costume would be amazing too. Just simply color monarch butterfly wings.
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)
How to make a butterfly costume
Not only is this costume easy enough to let your child participate…. it is easy to wear. The wings attach to their shirt and allow for total arm movement.
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.
Copy this shape so there are two symmetrical wing shapes.
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.
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.
Color away! If you want your butterfly to glow in the dark outline with glow in the dark fabric paint.
Hot glue wings to back edge of arms and sides of shirt.
Twist pipe cleaners to the headband and hot glue to secure. Hot glue a pom pom to each end of pipe cleaner.
How easy was that! There you have it a beautiful butterfly Halloween costume.
We love Halloween at our house. Here are some of our favorite family costume ideas.
And here is our no sew witch costume from last year!
Loving these easy and DARLING halloween costumes that use a box.