If you want to make your kids thrilled during Halloween, there is no better thing to do than make them a spider costume that they will absolutely LOVE.
I’ve made a lot of costumes before, but none of them look as good and as funny as this one. You can guarantee that everyone will love it, and it’s a great conversation starter.
What’s also great about this costume idea is that you can make it happen with some clothing items you already have at home. Which means you won’t spend as much money as you thought you would. So, nothing is holding you, what are you waiting for?
Spider costumes are really popular with adults and children for all your themed parties. Of course you may buy them online, but those will cost you a lot more money and there is no fun in doing that. In case you have small children in the house, they will be thrilled to give you a hand while you work on this cute costume.
While spider makeup designs are somewhat easy to make, you will need other elements to make your general look stand out. This tutorial is going to be fairly easy to follow and will not require ANY SEWING.
Enough chatting and let us get right into it. First, we will have to talk about the tools and supplies you will need to make this costume.
There is actually more than just one way to do it, but we chose this method because it is the easiest and it doesn’t include any sewing, which can be a real deal breaker if you don’t know how to sew.
- Black Long Sleeved T-Shirt
- Black Beanie
- Black Duct Tape
- Black Yarn
- 8 BIG Googly Eyes
- Glue Dots
- 2 Pairs of Black Socks
- 20 Plastic Grocery Bags
Now that we have covered all the tools and equipment you will need for this tutorial, it’s time we got to the actual making of the costume.
- The first thing you’re going to do is stuff the pairs of socks with the grocery bags you got. You will need about 5 bags per sock. These socks will later be used as spider legs.
- After you’re done with that, take the long sleeved t-shirt and lay it on a table or wherever you’ve decided to work. Put 2 of the stuffed socks on each side and make sure they are evenly spaced apart.
- This is the part where the duct tape comes in handy. Attach the socks to the sides of the t-shirt using it and make sure it is very well attached and won’t come off easily. Use as much duct tape as you need. After you’re done with one side and 2 socks, go to the other side and do the same thing with the other 2 socks.
- Now that we are done with the socks, it’s time to move on to other parts of the costume. Cut a 6 inch piece of the black yarn and fold it in half while placing the folded section at the cuff of the sleeve. Next, put the long tails of the yarn down across the 2 socks attached to one of the sides of the t-shirt.
- After that, duct tape yarn around the cuff of the t-shirt, but make sure the long tails of the string are coming off the bottom of the cuff. Next, tie a knot in the string at the bottom of the cuff. One last thing to keep in mind that is very important is to make sure the kid’s arms will fit comfortably through the cuff.
- Tie a second knot about 4 inches away from the previous knot. After you place the middle sock in between the two pieces of yarn string, tie the tail of the yarn securely around the sock. Make another knot at the bottom of the sock and reinforce it by attaching a small piece of duct tape over the string on the back side of the sock.
- After you’re done with the previous step, repeat it for the bottom sock as well. But, make sure you trim any excess string that is hanging off the knot at the bottom sock. Now, repeat step #5 and this one as well for the other sleeve and the 2 socks left on the other side.
- Remember the 8 Googly eyes you got? We’re going to use them as the eyes of the spider. Get some glue dots and use them to attach the eyes to the black beanie. You can spread them around the front of the beanie however you want, just make sure there 4 on the right side and 4 on the left one.
This tutorial article was so much fun to write. We think you’ll have just as much fun following the instructions, especially if your kids help you through it! We hope you found this to be beneficial and that your costume turned out great.