Me and 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including my DIY NO Sew Maleficent Costume! I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring y’all tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea!
Is this not the cutest little Maleficent ever? This DIY No Sew Maleficent Costume is super easy to make and I am going to show you how.?
Along with my DIY No Sew Maleficent Costume, I’m sharing 88+ more really awesome handmade costume ideas from talented bloggers everywhere!
Without ever seeing the movie Maleficent, my toddler decided that she wanted to be a witch for Halloween. Not Elsa, not Cinderella, not Tinkerbell….she wanted to be Maleficent. I am not sure where she came up with this idea, but far be it from me to dissuade her from her chosen costume. We came up with a plan for colors and created this fun costume with just a few supplies.
DIY No Sew Maleficent Costume
- black satin (1/2 yard)
- Ultra Firm (2 sided) stabilizer (1/2 yard)
- black tulle
- purple tulle
- purple ribbon
- black ribbon
- purple rickrack
- thread and needle
- liquid stitch witch
- crochet body band
- purple lace
- fray check
The first thing I did was create the body piece with the tulle skirt. I created a lot of these cute little TuTu dressed for Addy when she was a baby, so I had all of these little body pieces left over. (They are 5 1/2″ in width and I ordered mine from Etsy a couple of years ago, so that is where I suggest searching for that piece.) I placed my crochet band over a cardboard T shirt mold and began creating the Tulle TuTu.
To get the length I wanted, I just wrapped the black tulle around the board and then cut the tulle on one of the sides.
This created the perfect length to pull these through the crochet band and create a quick knot. I did this all of the bottom of the band until I had a skirt.
After I had that finished, I added a few pieces of purple tulle with glitter along the front of the skirt. I then added a few pieces of purple and black ribbon along the front as well. Just make sure to add the fray check to the end of your ribbon pieces so they don’t fray.
With the skirt finished, it was time to start on the actual bodice of the costume. I cut two pieces of satin and a piece of the ultra firm stabilizer to the size I wanted. Pinning the satin onto both sides, I ironed the satin slowly onto the stabilizer. Once it was set, I then removed the pins and ironed out any wrinkles. It was super quick and easy. Once it was complete, I just cut off any extra areas that needed to be trimmed.
DIY No Sew Maleficent Costume
Next I grabbed the stitch witch and added all of the embellishments. (When you place the stitch witch on it comes out white, but it dries completely clear.) I carefully cut and measured the black ribbon and purple rickrack and lace and quickly glued them to the bodice.
After the bodice dried, I took a small piece of elastic I measure to fit my toddler and carefully hand sewed with my needle and thread just a few stitches to each side of the bodice, to hold it up onto her body. It’s a little hard because of the stabilizer, but just push through as hard as you can. After that, we were finished!
I went to the store and grabbed a little broom top, fancy fishnet fingerless gloves at the Halloween store, and a head piece for Maleficent. (Now you can actually make your own, just go to YouTube and search for the Maleficent headpiece videos, there are a few good ones!)
I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy DIY No Sew Maleficent costume.
And now it’s time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don’t forget to follow the Handmade Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!
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