DIY Adult Big Dipper Halloween Costume Tutorial

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DIY Adult Big Dipper Halloween Costume Tutorial

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This is one of the least complex costumes we’ve made but definitely one of the coolest. Come on – how many costumes can light up at night?! This costume was 1 of 4 space themed costumes we made for our family this year.

We found no good tutorials for this online. Happy to be sharing this with you all.

Here's what you'll need and how to make it.

Supplies:

  • 7 LED tea lights
  • Black long sleeve shirt
  • White felt
  • Black fabric (I used felt but in hindsight a thinner fabric would work best)

Instructions:

IZZAROO - DIY Big Dipper Constellation Halloween Costume

    IZZAROO - DIY Big Dipper Constellation Halloween Costume

    Cut stars out, cut slit in stars and poke holes in shirt where stars need to be.

    IZZAROO - DIY Big Dipper Constellation Halloween CostumeIZZAROO - DIY Big Dipper Constellation Halloween Costume

    Since these lights were borrowed I had to find a way to attach them without damaging them, like by using a hot glue gun which is usually my default tool. These stars were hand sewn in place.

    IZZAROO - DIY Big Dipper Constellation Halloween Costume

    Hand sewed a circular piece of fabric to the underside of the shirt to keep the lights in place. The lights have a switch on the back to turn on and it was difficult to locate through the felt – hence why using a thinner fabric would be wise.

    IZZAROO - DIY Big Dipper Constellation Halloween Costume

    This costume goes from looking just okay during the day to amazing at night.

    Time and cost breakdown:

    This costume took 3hrs and $0 to make. I owned the shirt and felt fabric. The lights were borrowed from a friend who happened to have the perfect LED tea lights.

    Hope this inspires you to take your projects to the next level by adding an element of surprise.

    This costume was 1 of 4 space themed costumes we made for our family this year.

    IZZAROO - DIY Family Space Themed Halloween Costumes

    Check out tutorials for the moon, space shuttle and astronaut costumes.

    If you make your own versions we'd love to see! Tag #IZZAROOcostumes for a chance to be featured on our website.

    See our past Halloween costumes for more fun ideas.

    Hope this inspires you to #CREATEmore and make lasting memories for your family. I would love to hear what you think of these in the comments section. 

    To see some of our fun video tutorials, check out our YouTube channel.

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