Hello my lovelies and Happy almost Halloween! We are now entering my favorite time of year where Holidays are one after the other. For awhile I wasn’t too keen on dressing up during middle or highschool and trick or treating,mainly because I was so tall in my town (Im only 5’6″) that people thought I was older and would kind of give me a weird look whenever I rang their bell. It wasn’t until I entered college that I found a love of getting dressed up with my friends and DIYing the whole thing. #collegebudget.
Usually my costumes would involve a clothing item I owned, some makeup and maybe one accessory that was under 5 bucks. Two years ago I was Alice in Wonderland, the year before that I was a sugar skull and a woodland fairy. This year I knew I didn’t want my costume to involve TOO much effort on my part,but I still wanted to look like I did. What I came up with was pretty cute and took no morethan 30 mins to do! Hope you enjoy this fun tutorial on my last minute diy Winnie the Pooh Costume!
Things You’ll Need
- Oversized Red T-Shirt or Longsleeve (make sure it fits similar to a tshirt dress)
- Yello Felt
- Yellow Paint
- A Headband
- (Optional) Red Sneakers
- (Optional) Sewing Kit
- Fabric Glue
- Paint Brush
- (Optional) Cardboard to make a Honey pot
Paint POOH onto your red shirt. This is pretty self- explanatory, all you need to do is write Pooh onto your shirt just like Pooh’s. If you’re worried about keeping it straight,put notebook or ruler underneath as your “border” to write across.
Draw out Pooh’s ears on your felt and cut them out. If you want to make your years fluffy like mine I suggest cutting out a front and back side so you can stuff it with some extra felt or cottonballs and sew it together. So in total if you want fluffy ears you should have 4 little cut outs if you’re leaving them flat then just cut out 2!
Cut out strips to wrap around your headband to glue on. Do it in one inch sections so the glue doesn’t dry too fast. Glue on your ears with fabric glue or hot glue onto a headband. Easy Peasy.
*Tip: if you want to have this folded look to them sew a stitch up about a quarter of an inch through the middle holding the fold in place.
Get a jar of honey or paint your own on cardboard. This is TOTALLY optional, but a great addition.
My video explains it all with a more detailed voice over and footage, so if you’re confused about a step give it a looksy to see in realtime how the ears were made! Honestly if you’re not too keen on making the ears you can find any pair of animal years and maybe paint them yellow to make it look like Pooh. Add a layer of tights if its chilly out. There are so many ways to recreate this look so don’t feel bogged down to copy mine in a pinch. The best part about any DIY costume is fine tuning it to you and your needs. The best thing you can wear is a smile and confidence so take some inspo and make it your own! I hope you have a happy and safe Halloween and thanks so much for clicking on.
Until next time