The Dinsey movie Frozen is one that kids love right now. If you’re looking for easy DIY Halloween costumes this year, I have a tutorial that can make this idea come together in a flash for you.
It is so fun to make your own, but it defeats the purpose if you over-spend.
Let me show you how to make an Olaf costume on a budget. This tutorial will cost about $10!
This is a great dress up costume for any time of year, once Halloween is over. My kids love to use their imagination and do dramatic play all year long!
- 1 white ball cap
- black, white and orange felt
- black pipe cleaners
- hot glue gun
- hot glue sticks
- black sweatpants or jeans (just grab what you have in the closet)
- white shirt (long sleeve or short sleeve- use what you have on hand)
Check your local craft store for these supplies. The hat and felt will be much cheaper there than ordering it online.
This time of year you can usually find felt on sale for 5 sheets for $1.
The hat is the main part of the costume and it is super easy to assemble.
For the eyes, cut out two, 2 inch, circles from the black felt.
Then, cut out two, 1 and 3/4 inch, circles from the white felt.
Finally, cut out two, 1 1/2 inch, circles from the black felt.
Using hot glue, glue the larger black circles onto the hat for the eyes. On top of that, glue the white circles and then on top of the white circles glue the smaller black circles.
Using the black felt, cut out two thick, arched eyebrows. Glue the eyebrows above the eyes.
Take some orange felt and cut out a large triangle. The larger the triangle the larger the Olaf nose will be.
Roll the felt to make a cone. Seal the edge with hot glue.
Stuff the inside of the cone with Poli-Fil. Use hot glue to attach it to the hat.
Finally, take three stems of black or brown pipe cleaners. Cut a small slit in the top of the hat. Feed the pipe cleaners up through the slit. Hot glue the ends to the inside of the hat. Shape the three pipe cleaners to look like sprigs of Olaf hair that are coming out the top of the hat. I left the middle pipe cleaner longer in length and cut the two end pipe cleaners to be a bit shorter.
Finally, cut a 3 and 1/2 inch piece of white felt into a rectangle for the teeth. Cut a vertical slit in the middle of the rectangle so the felt will resemble teeth. Hot glue this to the brim of the hat.
Cut out three more 2 inch circles from the black felt.
Hot glue them to the white shirt as shown below.
Pair this with some black sweatpants or jeans and you have a DIY Olaf costume on a budget!
My little Matthew had so much fun with this costume earlier this week when we were invited to Good Morning Texas to share easy DIY Halloween costumes on a budget in a fun segment.
This is such an affordable way to create a trendy costume that all of the kids will love.
And remember, this is something they can dress up in all year long as they pretend play and use their imagination!
This is super simple and literally takes about 15-20 minutes to makes!
Make sure you check out my Homemade Lego Costume that you can make for next to nothing. All you need is a big box.
Are you making homemade Halloween costumes this year? I would love to know what you’re creating!
8 Easy DIY Halloween Costumes on a Budget
Oh, and check out our fun segment on the local morning show. We shared 8 easy costumes you can make for no more than $20 each (some for free)!
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