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5 minutes, $3, and an adorable homemade caveman costume!

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My husband and I are being cavemen for Halloween this year. After I made our costumes, which took less than 1/2 an hour, I used the scraps from mine to whip one up for my 3 year old. Then I made her a little bone hair band to match! The whole thing took just a few minutes and was so easy.

Excuse my very grumpy model.


The fabric was Ultra Cuddle, but I used Fleece for my husband's costume. There were a couple different animal print options in fleece. Patterned fleece is $12.99/yard at Jo-Ann, but is on sale for 50% off this week! It is 58" long, so if you have a skinny kid like mine, you could easily use half a yard (18"). That's just over $3 of fabric. The felt I used for the hairband is 29 cents/sheet. This costume was free for me, though, since I used scraps!

I started with a length of fabric about 15 inches wide and 48 inches long. I folded it width wise (so 15x24 inches). Then I sewed along both sides - leave a space for the armhole on one side! Next, I cut a diagonal neckline and a jagged bottom. That's it!

Here is a pattern I tried to make that shows what I did.


To make the bone hairband, I cut a bone shape out of felt. Then I sewed a little square of felt on the back of it. I made it wide enough to wrap around the band.


Then I wrapped it around the band and sewed it. The whole thing took 2 minutes.
post #2 of 11
Cute!
post #3 of 11
Cute!!!
post #4 of 11
Cutie patootie!
post #5 of 11
Very cute!
post #6 of 11
Super cute! I love the look on your daughter's face. I think I've seen that one before, too, when I ask my own kids to pose for a picture when they don't want to.
post #7 of 11
That is so cute!!
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Kim View Post

Super cute! I love the look on your daughter's face. I think I've seen that one before, too, when I ask my own kids to pose for a picture when they don't want to.

She said, "I'm grumpy, I can't say 'cheese.'"
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Originally Posted by swishina View Post

She said, "I'm grumpy, I can't say 'cheese.'"

That is TOOO funny!

and, cute costume!
post #10 of 11
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I did the same thing with 1 1/3 yards of fabric to make costumes for my husband and myself. The kids were dinosaurs.

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