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If your kids are big fans of Cookie Monster they will love this soft and cozy handmade DIY cookie monster costume for Halloween!
My 3 year old son loves nothing more than baking and eating cookies! He even has an Instagram @DashBakesTheGreats dedicated to his homemade bakes! Cookie Monster is his favorite Sesame Street Character and so I had to turn him into his real-life hero in a big way this Halloween! We already created a Cookie Monster Pumpkin so of course a matching Cookie Monster costume was next!
Handmade Halloween costumes are our favorite thing to make each season and we thought we couldn’t top this year’s DIY Pop It Costume, but I think this Cookie Monster costume might be my favorite one yet!
What do you need to make this DIY Cookie Monster Costume?
Surprisingly, very little! To make this super cozy and soft handmade monster costume, you will need a blue hoodie and sweatpants (or footie pajamas, just make sure it has a hood). You’ll need soft loopy yarn that looks like monster fur. We were so excited to find this loop yarn by Bernat Yarnspirations because it created an awesome and instant “fur” for our cookie monster but was very easy to glue. Speaking of glue, you’ll need LOTS of glue sticks and a hot glue gun. Finally, don’t forget the styrofoam eyes, and cardboard chocolate chip cookies! Ready to get started making your own cookie monster costume? Read more below for the step by step tutorial!
What if I can’t find matching blue hoodie and pants?
Don’t worry about matching the exact shade of blue. As you can tell from the photos, we were not able to find a matching pair either! Our two shades of blue were not the exact same but once the yarn is over you can hardly tell.
Cookie Monster Costume – Materials
- Blue hoodie
- Blue sweatpants
- Blue loop blanket yarn (we used Bernat Yarnspiration brand but you can use any other kind of loop yarn)
- Hot glue sticks and hot glue gun
- Two styrofoam balls
- Black Sharpie or black paint pen
- Brown paint marker or brown paint sticks
One tip to save yarn is that you don’t have to layer the yarn so close together because the loops create a bottom finger. See photo to see what I mean.
How much yarn do I need?
Our sweatshirt and pants were sized 3T. We used two and 1/8 skeins (we probably could have gotten away with using two skeins if we had spread the yarn even further apart). You will need more for larger costumes sized above 3T.
(make sure to watch the DIY video to see the steps!)
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