Make a Quick & Easy RAIN CLOUD COSTUME…for all ages!

Today’s contributor is Crystal from Stitched By Crystal. All posts written by Crystal for Make It and Love It can be found HERE.

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Hello Make It & Love it readers!  Crystal here, from Stitched by Crystal!  It is that time of the year again!  Time to start thinking about Halloween costumes…well…my kids have been talking about Halloween costumes since November!  Do you make costumes or buy them?  I look forward to making costumes every year (and actually make them all year long for dress up!)  I have a fun costume to share with you that is so easy to make and involves no sewing at all!

Today I am sharing a tutorial to make a quick and easy rain cloud costume!

 

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This costume has a fun big, fluffy grey cloud that you wear on your head and felt rain drops that shower down from the cloud.  I paired it with some dark colored clothing and rain boots for a fun last-minute costume idea!

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The cloud is made from a cheap party store hat.

In fact, the whole costume is pretty cheap!  I had most of the craft supplies on hand, but even if you don’t, you can make this rain cloud costume for under $15.  And if you are the type to wait til last minute, this whole costume came together in under 2 hours!

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The little rain drops that hang from the cloud are really fun, too, and my daughter loved the way they spin!

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Want to make a quick and easy rain cloud costume? Great! Let me show you how….

 

You will need….

  • One cheap party store hat with a wide brim.  I went after a sombrero, but they didn’t have one. The one I found (pictured below) worked fine (and only cost $1.50!).  I think a sombrero would be a good choice for an adult costume, that way the rain drops extend past your shoulders a bit.
  • Polyester batting
  • Spray adhesive glue
  • A hot glue gun
  • Grey spray paint
  • Blue yarn and a sheet of blue felt

 

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Here is a picture of my hat before I got started, purple, shiny, and plastic….

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I started by spray painting my hat grey, just in case any of the hat showed through the cloud.  Turns out the cloud covered it pretty well, so you could probably skip this step, but it doesn’t hurt!

rain cloud tutorial-2

 

Next, spray the hat with spray adhesive and add the polyester batting in small clumps

rain cloud tutorial-3

 

Keep on spraying and adding batting until you get the cloud shape you want

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Then spray the batting a bit with the grey spray paint to give it a storm cloud look.

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Fold your felt so you are cutting 2 layers at the same time, and cut your rain drop shapes from the felt.

You want to cut 2 layers at a time so you end up with 2 identical rain drops with each cut.

rain cloud tutorial-5

 

Cut several pieces of yarn in varying lengths; I used 14 pieces ranging from abut 6″ to about 25″.  Using your hot glue gun, glue the drops to the end of the yarn, sandwiching the yarn between the drops.  I also added a second rain drop to some of my strings about half way up.

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Glue the top of the yarn to the brim of the hat with your hot glue.  I didn’t put any drops on about 8″ in the front of the hat so my daughter’s vision is not obstructed, and I put them every 2-3″ around the sides and back of the hat.

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And your rain cloud hat is done! Put it on with some grey or black clothes, or maybe a rain coat, and some rain boots and you are ready for trick or treating!

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Happy costume making!

-Crystal

 

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8 Responses to “Make a Quick & Easy RAIN CLOUD COSTUME…for all ages!”
  1. 1
    Breea says:

    This reminds me of the song in Winnie the Pooh “I’m just a little black rain cloud, floating up over the honey tree”

  2. 2
    Sharlyn says:

    That has got to be one of the cutest things I have ever seen for Halloween! I love it!

  3. 3

    This is ADORABLE! Really, this is my favorite type of costume – I love it and I’m going to try and see if I can talk my little gal into it for this year! Pinned it, regardless and off to snoop around and see what other clever costume ideas you have here!

  4. 4

    Best costume ever! Love it! Congratulations ?

  5. 5
    Kathryn says:

    Just made this hat and added some LED lights inside – so hopefully it looks like lightening. My hat was floppy – so we’ll see how it works out for the night. Love it!

  6. 6
    Tori says:

    I’m 26 and a college student. I’m totally doing this for Halloween! It’s totally adorable!

  7. 7
    Franczeska Eula Del Campo says:

    Thank u for this..

  8. 8
    Sumaira says:

    Wow. Awesome idea..my daughter is of the same age as yours and she is becoming a cloud for some school activity and im stealing ur idea for sure..may God bless u ameen

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