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DIY COOKIE MONSTER COSTUME

DIY Cookie Monster Costume

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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! 

DIY Cookie Monster Costume

DIY Cookie Monster Costume

DIY Cookie Monster Costume

DIY Cookie Monster Costume

DIY Cookie Monster Costume

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. 

DIY Cookie Monster Costume

DIY Cookie Monster Costume

DIY Cookie Monster Costume

DIY Cookie Monster Costume

 

Halloween cookie monster costume

Cookie Monster Costume – Materials

 

Halloween cookie monster costume

Halloween cookie monster costume

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.

Halloween cookie monster costume

Halloween cookie monster costume

Halloween cookie monster costume

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. 

INSTRUCTIONS:

(make sure to watch the DIY video to see the steps!)

Yield: DIY Cookie Monster Costume

DIY COOKIE MONSTER COSTUME

DIY COOKIE MONSTER COSTUME
If your kids are big fans of Cookie Monster they will love this soft and cozy handmade DIY cookie monster costume for Halloween!

Instructions

  1. Start by gluing your sweatshirt (front body). Add a line of hot glue and lay a row of yarn loop side down. You don't need to cut the yarn exactly the width of the hoodie you can add the yarn from right to left, gluing each time. Only cut when you have to (e.g. when starting on a new part like the arm or the hoodie part).
  2. 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.
  3. When gluing yarn to the hoodie, it helps to first fold it in half and do each side (watch the video in this post).
  4. Continue your glue on the back of the sweatshirt and do the same for the legs.
  5. When you are done, inspect for any holes or loose yarn and glue down or add additional pieces to fill in holes.
  6. To make the eyes, use your black marker to add the eyeballs and then glue the eyes together. Then glue them to the top of the hoodie.
  7. To make the cookies, cut cardboard in various sizes and add brown circles for the chocolate chips with brown paint or a brown paint stick.
Halloween cookie monster costume

Halloween cookie monster costume

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