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No-sew Halloween costumes: Headbands

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

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

25 easy no-sew costumes under $25: Headbands

Five clever costumes using headbands

When it comes to affordable DIY Halloween costumes, it can't get easier than using headbands! There's an idea to suit every kid here, if you just click ahead...

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: HeadbandsPhoto: Tony Lanz

Martian

What you need:
— floral stem wires
— headband
— foam balls
— duct tape
— face paint pencil

How to make it:
Twist two floral stem wires around a headband and stick silver foam balls into the end of each wire. Use duct tape to make bracelets, and tape a V onto the front of his shirt. Finish the look with green face paint.

Recommended:
Use a non-toxic face paint pencil.

No-sew Halloween costumes: HeadbandsPhoto: Tony Lanz

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Cherry cupcake

What you need:
— large lampshade
— suspenders
— twisted bedsheet
— felt
— headband
— pom-pom
— floral stem wires

How to make it:
Remove the metal centre from a lampshade, turn it upside down and attach suspenders to it. Twist a bedsheet and wrap it around her body, securing it with safety pins. Add sprinkles made out of felt. Make a cherry out of a large pom-pom and glue it to the headband; add a stem made out of floral stem wire.

No-sew Halloween costumes: HeadbandsPhoto: Tony Lanz

Bunny

What you need:
— felt
— headband
— pom-pom
face paint pencil

How to make it: 
Cut out two layers of felt for each ear, plus an accent piece for the inner ear. Glue each of the layers together. Loop the bottom edge of each ear around the headband and hot glue in place. Make a tail using a pom-pom and attach it with a needle and thread.

Recommended:
Use a non-toxic face paint pencil.

No-sew Halloween costumes: HeadbandsPhoto: Tony Lanz

Devil

What you need:
— tinfoil
— felt
— headband
— ribbon
— pitchfork
— face pencil

How to make it:
Shape the tinfoil into two horns. Wrap and glue black felt around the foil and glue the horns to the headband. To make the tail, cut out two arrows from a piece of felt, sandwich a piece of ribbon between them and glue all three layers together. Hand stitch the tail to the back of her outfit.

Recommended:
Use a non-toxic face paint pencil.

No-sew Halloween costumes: HeadbandsPhoto: Tony Lanz

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Dizzy dude

What you need:
— floral stem wires
— headband
— cardstock
— face paint pencil

How to make it: 
Twist a floral stem wire around a headband to make an antenna. Form a hoop out of wire and attach to antenna with tape. Cut out stars and birds from cardstock and tape them to the hoop.

Recommended:
Use a non-toxic face paint pencil.

No-sew Halloween costumes: HeadbandsPhoto: Tony Lanz

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