"When witches go riding,
and black cats are seen.
The moon laughs and whispers,
'tis near Halloween."
There are 6 more days until Halloween is here! It may be cliche, but Halloween is the best. You get to dress up, go trick or treating (if you're "too old" grab a niece or nephew or a friend's kid and go!) Are you scrambling for a last minute Halloween costume? Low on cash? Lack of extreme crafting ability? Never fear! Mojo Spa is here with 3, yes 3, simple Halloween costumes that anyone can make! No sewing machine required for these clever costumes. Be you a Fawn in the forest, a walking flower garden or Queen of the Bats, you're sure to win Best Costume at any party!
Which costume are you going for?
My personal favorite is the Walking Flower Garden, but I may or may not be biased.
Check out our detailed instructions for these quick costumes below.
See? Easy as can be! If the gifs are a little too fast to follow, check out the static instructions. We broke it down for you even more there. But here are the easy copy pasta version.
To make the Headband:
1. Start off with a sheet of green tissue paper, you'll want at least 6 sheets.
2. Fold the sheets accordion style into 3" increments. Fold once, flip over and continue folding accordion. Continue this trend until you have a nicely folded sheet.
3. Cut the excess paper off.
4. Staple the center of the sheet. Make sure that you are stapling in the center but in the lower half.
5. Fold in half.
6. Trim the edge into a point (it'll look like a little house if you cut it correctly)
7. Start pulling the tissue paper apart to form a green pouf.
8. Next get more tissue paper, in a new color (this will be your flower) Trim the paper down to 20 in.
9. Start folding these 6 sheets of tissue paper accordion style, you don't need to flip these over and over like the leaves.
10. Once completely folded, fold in half to create a crease.
11. Staple the stack together, making sure to staple in the center towards the bottom.
12. Cut the edges of the paper and round the corners.
13. Start pulling the paper apart to form the bloom.
14. Attach the flower to the green leaves by stapling them together or glueing them together.
15. Attach the whole thing onto a headband.
To make the Apron:
1. Again, start with tissue paper, green, 6 sheets. Trim down to 15 inches.
2. Fold in half hotdog style, then in half again hamburger style.
3. Cut the corner off to a round point. When you unfold you should have a rounded point. (See picture)
4. Scrunch up the center of paper and staple in the center.
5. Start pulling apart the leaves to create a little bit of depth. (See picture)
6. Attach another flower to the leaves.
Make at least 6 flowers or more to cover your apron. You can attach these using super glue or safety pins or both. Try varying sizes for a more varied and bountiful garden.
ALRIGHT! ON TO THE NEXT!
Have you seen those adorable doe costumes going around? The makeup is super cute! We decided to add our own little twist to the project. Don't forget, we've included short videos for you to follow along too, as well as the step by step instructions. Get ready!
Don't worry, those antlers aren't as difficult as they look. What's great about them is the freedom to create the antlers the way you want them to be. So please, experiment! (And don't forget to tag us to show off your creation)
To make the Fawn:
White shirt (or whatever color you would like)
Glue (fabric or hot)
1. Cut the collar off the white shirt (just the front side!)
2. Start adding some feathers, try to go from dark to light. Keep building up layers until you have a full collar, we did 5 layers.
1. Wrap your headband in twine, make sure to leave a gap for the 2 antlers.
2. To make the antlers wrap the gaps with the wire. Fold your wire over and twist to the desired height of your antler. Then reverse twist back down to the headband. Repeat the process 3 more times to create the rest of the antlers.
3. Next reinforce with some twine, wrap the base of the antlers with more twine.
4. To make the ears take 2 long feathers and glue them to the antlers (look at the picture) Glue 2 more smaller feathers, lighter in color, on top of the first feathers.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST!
Queen of the Bats. The night is indeed dark and full of terror. Or, just you, the Queen of those creatures of the night. This costume is our simplest, and quickest one to put together. Grab a cape, dress in black and you're well on your way to ruling the night.
You know what would great with that headdress and cape? Some tall, black boots. But accessorize however you see fit!
Queen of the Bats:
To make the Head dress:
foam or paper bats (add some glitter to some of them for a more stunning effect)
Wire of varying lengths
1. Cut your wire to different sizes. We used 5, 1 super long (11"), 2 medium length (7.5") and 2 smaller in length (5.5").
2. Attach the wire to the headband (follow the pictures)
3. Start glueing bats, one at the top of every piece of wire. Make sure to overlap some of them as you go to create depth.
Now, was that easy or what? I can't wait to see the results of your DIY costumes! Tag us on facebook, instagram, twitter and pinterest using the #mojospacontest and you could win our amazing monthly prize! Click here to learn more!
Until next time! Make sure not to eat too much candy Halloween night! xoxo