This DIY Winnie the Pooh inspired costume is so easy and simple to make – it’s practically dummy proof! I made it for my husband and myself to match with my infant’s store bought costume, however it can definitely be made for any age group. These are easy costumes with normal clothes that take minutes to make.
I bought a costume for my son post-Halloween when things are on clearance. I paid $8 for an adorable Winnie the Pooh plush costume (the kind that normally costs $30.)
Since we dress up on Purim, not Halloween, this worked out well. Purim normally falls out in March, we only had to guess-timate sizes for a few months ahead of time. For bigger kids, though, you can definitely buy post-Halloween for the next year.
Anyway, I decided to match up myself and my husband so that we can all march around proudly together. The result was totally adorable!
I basically just made a red tee to mimic Pooh’s. I made ears using paint chips and a simple headband. If you want you can go all the way with yellow clothing worn underneath, but it’s really not necessary. The costume was totally cute without (as you can see for yourself).
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE A DIY WINNIE THE POOH COSTUME:
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- A plain headband
- Paint chips (pick up for free from your local home improvement store)
- A red tee shirt in the right size.
- Fabric paint – I used Scribbles in Bright Yellow
- A computer and printer, scissors and tape for template (optional)
- Optional: for underneath – a yellow long sleeve tee and yellow leggings or pants. For babies or toddlers you can just get a yellow sleeper.
If you do buy something to wear underneath, buy something that you’ll wear again not as part of the costume. This is what my baby had, and while that’s adorable, we now have no use for it. Even if you spend the same for a yellow romper, at least your baby can still wear it afterward. And the tees can be used as pajamas as well.
HOW TO MAKE A DIY NO SEW WINNIE THE POOH COSTUME:
Step 1: For the shirts, I first printed out a template using this font. (You don’t need to do this step – you can just make the words yourself) I made it about the width of a letter (A4) size paper, printed the word “pooh”, and cut it out.
Step 2: I taped it with folded pieces of scotch tape to the shirt, and outlined with puff paint. I pulled off the letters and filled it in.
Step 3: For the headbands, I traced the ear from the baby costume onto the back of the paint chip (for the arch section of the ear). For the bottom part of the ear, I traced the headband.
Step 4: I cut it out and taped it to the headband.
Here is how the headbands look:
That is all! You have an adorable no sew DIY Winnie the Pooh costume to wear! It was adorable, walking around with the entire family dressed up as Pooh.
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Cute idea! Did you use a lid of some sort for the metal cans that did not come with plastic lids?
Thursday 27th of March 2014
I covered those with cellophane - without a lid. You could see through to the items inside (sorry, I didn't take pictures of those :( )those were harder to put together, although the cans were easier to come by (we use lots of tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes in our house).