A big thanks to Floracraft for sponsoring this post! This post also includes affiliate links, and I may make a small commission if you decide to make a purchase. Thanks for supporting Persia Lou!
Raise your hand if you know what you are going to be for Halloween this year! Anyone? Our family is still in the negotiation stages, but I am excited I at least have a cute and easy option for myself with this Easy Homemade Cookie Monster Costume. In my ideal world, my whole family would do a big group costume, but my kids keep growing up and having opinions, which makes it harder to get a theme everyone agrees on. Dang kids! A couple’s costume like last last year’s Inspector Gadget and Penny costume is a good consolation prize, but I’m still holding out hope that I can convince my kids on the group costume. Wish me luck!
For this month’s Make It: Fun Team challenge, we were asked to look through their new Halloween ebook, which is loaded up with fun, crafty Halloween ideas, and choose one project to put our own spin on. Since costumes have been on my mind, this cute monster eyeball headband caught my eye:
It immediately reminded me of the muppets, so I used it as my jumping off point to make a fun and really simple Cookie Monster costume because who doesn’t love Cookie Monster?
What do you think? I like it, and the best part is it was so easy to throw together! I really like costumes that are made up of real clothes – you know, like stuff you would wear even if it weren’t your Halloween costume. That’s what I love about this Easy Cookie Monster Costume – it’s just a blue dress and a couple easy DIY accessories!
I got my dress here, but just find any blue dress (or skirt and skirt, or shorts and skirt, or tunic and leggings, or whatever) that you like!
Now let’s make those accessories!
Cookie Monster Headband
- Two Three Inch FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Balls
- Two Blue Ostrich Feathers
- Black Craft Foam
- One Inch Circle Punch
- Hot Glue Gun
- Start by clipping off the bottom few inches of each ostrich feather to remove the stiffest part of the feather. Then glue the ostrich feathers onto the headband so they overlap a bit in the center.
- Use the punch to cut circles from the craft foam (you could also use black felt and scissors). Glue the black circles onto the foam balls so they are a bit crooked like Cookie Monster’s pupils.
- Finally, glue the foam balls onto the top of the headband. That’s it!
- 1/2 yard Faux Leather (or the real stuff would work too!)
- 9″ Zipper (I used this one because I liked the gold)
- 3/4″ D Ring
- Gold Swivel Clasp (I found mine at Joann)
- Black Craft Paint (I like the Martha Stewart brand because it works on fabric without fabric medium!)
- Round Foam Pouncers
- Magnetic Purse Closure
- Sewing Machine fitted with Leather Needle
- Cut two 13.5″ circles from the faux leather. Also cut two 3/4″ x 14″ strips and two 3/4″ x 3″ strips.
- Add your “chocolate chips” to one circle using the paint and foam pouncer.
- Cut a 1/4″ slit in the center of the other circle just slightly longer than the opening of your zipper.
- Sew the zipper into the slit.
- Sew the two 14″ strips together right sides facing out, and then thread the gold swivel clasp onto this double sided strip. Sew the two ends together to create a handle with the gold swivel clasp attached.
- Sew the two 3″ strips together with right sides facing out. Thread the D ring onto the strip.
- Add the magnetic purse closures about an inch from the edge on opposite sides of the zipper circle. (This is not pictured in the image below – sorry!)
- Pin the two circles together, right sides facing out. Fold the 3″ strip in half, with D ring threaded onto it. Pin between the two circles with D ring sticking out of circles and in line with the zipper.
- Sew the circles together around the outside edge of the circle.
- Clip the handle onto the D ring using the attached clasp. And that’s it!
I love that this clutch is totally functional! You can zip it open and stick your lipstick and keys in it and be all ready for your party! If you don’t feel up to sewing your own little clutch, you could totally buy one in a similar shape and just add some chocolate chip detail! This one that Amy of Delineate your Dwelling dressed up the other day would be perfect! BUT – this DIY one was really fun to put together. Plus, it’s yummy. 😉
You can check out the other Make It Fun: Crafts Team’s Halloween projects below!
Homemade Cookie Monster Costume from Persia Lou | Creepy Halloween Spiders by Crafts by Courtney | Muslin Ghosts by Lia Griffith | Brown Paper Pumpkins by A Place of My Taste | Tabletop Foam Ghosts by Reasons to Skip the Housework | Lighted Haunted House from Blooming Homestead | Giant Hanging Ghost by A Girl and Her Glue Gun | Ghost + Tassel Garland by a A Girl and Her Glue Gun | DIY Halloween Treat Stand by Play. Party. Pin.