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Easy Last Minute DIY Halloween Costume: Piñata

October 15, 2014
Make this easy DIY Piñata Costume for Halloween this year! Great last minute idea! See the full tutorial at View From The Fridge

It’s mid-October, and that means you still have a couple weeks to find that perfect costume.  That could be plenty of time for you.  However, if you’re like me, you’ll wait until the very last minute and go into panic mode.

Well … If you also always seem to be behind the game (or maybe I’m just a chronic procrastinator?!?), I’ve got a fun idea for you:  A DIY Piñata Costume!

 Make this easy DIY Piñata Costume for Halloween this year!  Great last minute idea!  See the full tutorial at View From The Fridge

Okay … my modeling skills could use some work, but you get the picture.  Best part about this costume?  You probably have most of the things needed on hand already.

You’ll need:

 Make this easy DIY Piñata Costume for Halloween this year!  Great last minute idea!  See the full tutorial at View From The Fridge

  • Paper streamers in a variety of colors.
  • Old, zip-up sweatshirt (preferably in a bright color)
  • Fabric glue
  • Sewing machine (I love my Brother, but I’m no expert)
  • Cardstock and adhesive stickers for sign (not shown)
  • Party hat of any color

And here’s how to create the costume:

You’ll first want to ‘ruffle’’ a bunch of the paper streamers with your sewing machine.  To do this quickly, you’ll need to change two settings on your machine.  First, set the tension on your machine to HIGH.  Secondly, set the stitch width to the largest it can go.  Then, just sew a straight line down the center of your streamers, and they should ruffle instantly.

Watch the ruffles form once your machine is set to these settings:

Make enough ruffles in alternating colors to cover your sweatshirt and hat (and your pants if you’re really excited about his …).  Once you have all your ruffles made, you’ll want to either glue these to your sweatshirt (which is what I did), or sew them on.

Make this easy DIY Piñata Costume for Halloween this year! Great last minute idea! See the full tutorial at View From The Fridge

Next, simply glue some ruffles around your hat.

Make this easy DIY Piñata Costume for Halloween this year! Great last minute idea! See the full tutorial at View From The Fridge

Last step is to create the ‘Happy Birthday’ sign.  You could do this in a variety of ways … print out a sign, cut out a circle and use a marker to write ‘Happy Birthday, OR do what I did, and use stick on letters.  Super easy.

Pin on your sign, place your hat on your head, and zip up that sweatshirt!

Make this easy DIY Piñata Costume for Halloween this year! Great last minute idea! See the full tutorial at View From The Fridge

Instant Piñata!

Make this easy DIY Piñata Costume for Halloween this year! Great last minute idea! See the full tutorial at View From The Fridge

Let’s just no one takes a swing at you!

Now … do spill what your plans for Halloween are.  I had visions of us all doing a ‘family’ Halloween costume this year.  When Owen informed me he was going to be Spiderman, I thought … “hmmm … we’ll do a family of Superheroes theme”.  You know … Spiderman, Batman, Superman, maybe Wonder Woman and Wolverine(?).  Well, Charlie informed me that he was being “Thomas” (as in Thomas The Train), and there was no changing his mind.  Spiderman and Thomas.  Not exactly the family themed costumes I was hoping for!

Oh well …

I guess I’ll be a Piñata.

Thanks for stopping by!

p.s.  If you’re looking for the COOK IT! CRAFT IT! SHARE IT! link party, we’re taking a break this week.  Life happens, and we’ll highlight all your fabulous work from last week … next week.  Sorry about that!  :)

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10 Comments

  • Reply Echo October 15, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    This is one of the best, last minute costumes EVER!
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    • Reply Katie October 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm

      HA! Thanks, Echo! Need to work on my modeling skills, but the costume itself is super easy!

  • Reply Sarah Nenni Daher October 15, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    You’re still in sandals and I’m completely jealous – we had to turn on the heat today. Fall is officially here.

    I am laughing in awe at the brilliance of this costume, Katie. Just brilliant! I’m definitely pinning this!!
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  • Reply Erin October 16, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    This is too cute, Katie! I always thought a piñata would be such a fun costume and you’re tutorial seems like a piece of cake. Maybe next year you can do the superhero family theme :) I’m all about the family themes too!
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  • Reply Carmody October 16, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Great Idea!
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  • Reply Heather October 18, 2014 at 10:15 am

    I think this is one of the best last minute costumes too! Thanks for the easy tutorial. I have no halloween plans this year :( My youngest (13) is going with friends for the first time this year and I have no idea what to do with myself. LOL It’s kinda sad really haha
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  • Reply Akaleistar October 19, 2014 at 12:07 pm

    What a cute costume idea!
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  • Reply the cape on the corner October 20, 2014 at 9:44 am

    such a cute idea!
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  • Reply Brandy @ BD Design Blog October 21, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    This is the best last minute costume ever! Brilliant! Come link this genius idea to The Outside The Box party happening right now! This is my favorite!

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  • Reply EMily October 25, 2014 at 1:23 am

    SOOOO cute!!! I love this! thanks for linking up to the Create Link Inspire party.. I’m sharing this on FB in the morning ;o)
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