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You guys, I’m so excited… Halloween is right around the corner!!
I have a love/hate relationship with Halloween. I’m not a fan of the macabre scene, full of blood and gore, but I do love all of the fun creative ways to dress-up for the holiday. I love coming up with fun ideas for costumes with the family. I like to keep things simple, I don’t want to spend a ton of time or money on costumes for sure.
This months Michaels Maker’s Challenge was to create a simple DIY Halloween Costume.
My daughter and I thought it would be fun to put together a quick costume with the iconic Rosie the Riveter as our muse. I have always LOVED this graphic.
Rosie the Riveter Costume Materials
Here’s what you will need to make this simple costume.
- Elmer’s foam core board
- Red and white polka dot fabric – available in store at Michaels, not online
- Blue vinyl
- 1 1/2 inch navy ribbon
- Utility knife
- Silhouette CAMEO – Not a deal breaker, but nice.
- Blue button down shirt
This is one of those costumes that really takes minutes if you have a Silhouette cutting machine. If not, NO WORRIES. It will take a little bit longer but you can still do it. With the silhouette all you need is to download this file that I created, and you can cut the image out of vinyl for your poster.
The poster board is 20×30 and this will fit perfect to the top of the board.
You will need to weed your vinyl, than place some transfer tape on top of it. I used the transfer tape to hinge the top of the vinyl transfer to the top of the board. Then I pulled the backing off the vinyl and with the hinge, laid the vinyl down right in the perfect spot.
Now, hindsight being 20/20… I would have either laid down some white vinyl or spray painted the top of the board white first. That would make the letters white, but I’m not too worried about that.
Next, I used a utility knife to cut some slits into the board right where I wanted to place the ribbon to create a kind of backpack effect. That way she could wear the board on her back with ease. I used navy ribbon so that it would blend in with the shirt and just tied it in cute bows on the back of the board.
It works perfect! Now all you have to do it tie-up your hair with the red & white polka dot fabric and you’re all set!!
It’s SUPER simple and so fun! What are your Halloween costume plans? Need some fun ideas? The rest of the 49 other Michaels Makers have been hard at work creating some fun ideas for you. You can check them out here!
Disclaimer // I am a member of the Michaels Makers Crew and received store credit in order to create my project.20