Halloween is just a few weeks away (!!!) and my brain is about to burst with all the potential awesomeness of this holiday. And while I’m all about the darker, spookier side of things… Halloween is the perfect time to just have fun. I can totally get down with cutesy projects when they’re as awesome as this DIY Lisa Frank Halloween costume, for example. My fellow ’90s babies will appreciate it. The best part? Ashley, who modeled this, used to be a ballerina. It only seemed fitting that she became the Ballerina Bunny.
This is one of three DIY Lisa Frank costumes that I made last year. You can find the Panda Painter costume at Bustle. Markie the Rainbow Unicorn will be coming soon; I’ll update this post as soon as it goes live.
- Bright-colored tutu (I found this in the Girls’ section of Target last year)
- Neon star printouts
- 8.5 x 11″ sheet white felt (2)
- 1/2-inch wide sewing elastic
- Small neon faux flowers (5-8, depending on size)
- Thin headband
- Soft craft wire (18-22 gauge)
- Hot glue gun
1. Cut a strand of sewing elastic long enough to fit around your head plus 4 inches. Hot glue the neon faux flowers to the elastic.
2. Cut one sheet of white felt in half, lengthwise. Cut a strand wire as long as the sheet, about 11 inches. Hot glue the wire to the center of one half.
3. Place the second half of felt on top. Hot glue in place.
4. Cut the felt into a pointed ear shape. The bottom edge should be flat.
5. Bend the bottom edge upward. Hot glue along the underside of the headband. Repeat Steps 2-5 for the second ear.
6. Cut out the stars and hot glue to the tutu.
Style with a bright tank top, tights, and flats. Twirl right out the door, cause you’re a real life ballerina now.
Don’t forget to check out the DIY Panda Painter costume at Bustle! Happy Halloween, ’90s babies.
Model: Ashley Ernst
Photography: Kirsten Nunez + Oleg Panichev