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No-sew Halloween costumes: Bandanas

These no-sew Halloween costumes using bandanas are adorable, easy to make, and cost less than $25.

By Today's Parent
No-sew Halloween costumes: Bandanas

25 easy no-sew costumes under $25: Bandanas

Five cool costumes using bandanas

Who would've thought that bandanas could be the perfect starting point for such stylish and speedy-to-make Halloween costumes? Check out these five ideas!

A version of this article appeared in our October 2013 issue with the headline “25 easy costumes under $25,” pp. 87-92.

No-sew Halloween costumes: BandanasPhoto: Tony Lanz

Rosie the Riveter

What you need:
— red bandana
— black foam board
— construction paper

How to make it:
Tie a bandana around your child's head like a headband. Cut a piece of black foam board into a speech bubble. Glue construction paper letters on it that say "We Can Do It!" Attach to a stick with tape.

No-sew Halloween costumes: BandanasPhoto: Tony Lanz

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Mime

What you need:
— plain bandana
— beret
— suspenders
— white gloves
— face paint pencil

How to make it:
Tie a plain black, red or white bandana loosely around her neck. Accessorize with a beret suspenders and white gloves. Use white and black face paint.

Recommended:
Use a non-toxic face paint pencil.

No-sew Halloween costumes: BandanasPhoto: Tony Lanz

Cowgirl

What you need:
— cowboy hat
— blue bandana
— lasso rope

How to make it:
Tie the bandana loosely around your child's neck. For the lasso, fold a thin cotton rope in half and twist the two halves together. Secure the end with a piece of twine. Thread the twine end through the centre fold to make a lasso loop.

No-sew Halloween costumes: BandanasPhoto: Tony Lanz

Pirate

What you need:
— black bandana
— felt
— elastic thread
— frayed pants
— toy parrot
— temporary tattoos

How to make it:
Tie a bandana around your child's head. Cut out two felt eye patches. Sandwich a strip of elastic thread in between the two pieces of felt and glue them together. Knot the ends of the elastic thread together. Fray the edges of the pants using a pair of scissors. Add a couple of temporary tattoos to complete the look.

No-sew Halloween costumes: BandanasPhoto: Tony Lanz

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Train Conductor

What you need:
— conductor hat
— grey bandana
— whistle
— toy wrench

How to make it:
Tie the bandana loosely around your child's neck. Accessorize with a hat, whistle and toy wrench.

No-sew Halloween costumes: BandanasPhoto: Tony Lanz

Our no-sew costume ideas keep going!

No-sew Halloween costumes: Paper cones>
Next up, paper cone costumes! These are seriously easy to make.

No-sew Halloween costumes: BandanasPhoto: Tony Lanz

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