My kiddo had a difficult time deciding just what she wanted me to create for her Canadian Halloween debut. A trip to the thrift shop and a sort through the racks soon provided the answer in the form of a groovy handknit vest, the perfect base for The Refashioned DIY Rainbow Unicorn Costume:
Get the steps to whip up your own below:
Grab some brightly coloured felt, a styrofoam cone, rainbow yarn, socks, gloves, beanie and a top.
Decide how wide you’d like the unicorn mane to be and then cut a piece of scrap cardboard to size and wrap the entire ball of yarn around it.
Bend in the sides of the cardboard and carefully slide the yarn off of it.
Grab the beanie hat and mark where the mane will begin and decide how long it will be.
Tape the yarn together to hold it in place and lay a piece of felt down the center of the yarn.
Stitch the yarn to the felt.
Remove the tape and grab the beanie!
Arrange the yarn mane along the top of the beanie and stitch it on.
Once the mane is secure chop through the yarn loops.
And your fluffy rainbow mane is complete!
Snag some of that felt and chop out 4 triangular pieces for the ears.
Create the ears however you’d like – I simply stitched them together and gave them light stuff.
Attach them beside the mane – I hand stitched mine with an embroidery needle & thread.
Cover the styrofoam cone with some scrap fabric or lace to create the unicorn horn.
Hot glue the unicorn horn in place and the most important part of the costume is done! Whew!
My munchkin wanted hooves so I grabbed a glass, popped a glove over top of it (to stretch it out) and hand stitched a length of felt around the wrist area.
Et voila! Two front hooves!
For the back hooves I chopped the feet off of the rainbow socks and stitched some more felt around the ankle area of the top part of the socks.
Hooray! Back hooves that meet the rainbow requirements!
I snagged another ball of rainbow yarn for the tail and re-wrapped it around my arm – like you roll/wrap up a hose or rope.
I dug out the fabric belt I had leftover in my stash from this tutorial and cut it to fit the kiddo.
Then slipped the yarn over the belt.
And tied it in the center.
We’re thrilled with the outcome and can’t wait to go trick or treating!
(of course, on Halloween she’ll also be sporting some groovy unicorn glitter make up to complete the look)
Check out all of my upcycled Halloween tutes and stay tuned for more spooktacular DIYs!
Share what you’re creating this spooky season in the comments below!