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DIY Raccoon Costume with Printable Mask
Oh My goodness, today I have a whole pile of DIY handmade costumes to share with you. I've joined in a giant Halloween Costume Blog Hop with over 80 handmade costumes! I created a Raccoon Costume and Free printable mask kit. Over 80 craft bloggers created handmade costumes for Halloween and are sharing instructions and fun extras so you can make your favorite costumes for kids and adults. WOW, that's a ton of Halloween fun, don't you think??? I'm sorry, I can't show you a costume with an actual kid in it today… my daughter wore it but was so excited she was dancing constantly. I couldn't get her to stand still long enough to get a photo. I'll have to share with you at Halloween.
To make the raccoon costume, we upcycled one of Dad's old sweaters to make this sweater dress. We found another sweater at the thrift store that we used to make the leg warmers (just cut off the sleeves and voila! leg warmers!). The tail is also part of the same leg warmer sweater. I sewed a little channel through it so the belt could slip through – easy peazy! Then I created a mask that you can print and make too. See below for the free printable file you can download.
This raccoon costume kit comes with two different masks, ears you can add to a headband, then little extra accessories including a heart, candy and two fur bracelettes. To make these pieces I just printed the designs onto fabric transfer paper, ironed on to felt and then cut out. The felt makes the costume pieces more durable. You can also print on to paper and use that way.
And now it's time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don't forget to follow the Handamde Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!
I hope you've found as much fabulous Halloween costume inspiration as I have with all of these amazing ideas! I'd love to hear what you plan on creating for Halloween. If you make one of these projects, stop back by and tell me about it! Have a Spookalious Halloween!
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