DIY Costume | How to make a Rainbow Costume | Cardboard costume tutorial | No sew halloween costumes

DIY Costume | How to make a Rainbow Costume | Cardboard costume tutorial | No sew halloween costumes


Hello crafters! I’m Smitha from the blog Smiling Colors and
Today I wanted to share with you this adorable rainbow costume for my little girl. It’s an easy costume with no sewing involved. You will need some basic supplies for this-
cardboard for the base of the costume, fabric to cover it, some ribbon for the ties and
a good adhesive to hold everyone together. To make the rainbow- you will need simple
craft paints in rainbow colors, a paintbrush and some white felt. Glitter is optional here. You can find more details and links about
these supplies at my blog www.smilingcolors.com. First step- Cut a big box or a large piece
of cardboard in a rainbow shape. This will be the front of our costume. Use the first
piece as a guide to cut out a second cardboard rainbow shape for the back. Today, I am using Fiskars
Ampifly Mixed MEdia shears here and this cuts through cardboard very very easily. If you
dont have a scissors that can do this, simply use an exacto knife instead. Next, we need to add the ribbon ties in place.
Using some tape temporarily hold the ribbons in place about shoulder width apart as seen
here. You will need 4 small squares of fabric next. Spray some adhesive under and around
the ribbon area and place a square on fabric on top. This adhesive dries strong and will
hold the ribbon securely in place. You can use hot glue instead or sew it in place if
you wish. But I find this Elmers spray adhesive to be a quick and easy way to do this with
as little mess as possible.This is my main go to supply to make any project as a No
Sew project. Once you have the front ready, simply place the back on top and line up the
ribbons to align what we made first. Repeat the last few steps to secure the ribbons in
place. Now lets cut some fabric! Using the same Amplify
scissors I am trimming some plain cotton fabric to be about 2 inches wider than our rainbow
front. Using the spray adhesive fold and adhere this seam. For the curved portions, cut the
fabric every few inches, fold and adhere into place. When you come near the ribbon ties,
make your fabric cuts in such a way that the ribbons lie exactly along a cut. This way,
you can easy fold the seam around the ribbons and have the ribbons peek out. Next, cut around
the little notch at the bottom and adhere the fabric in place as well. Flip the cardboard over. You will need two
felt pieces, it can be any color I am using white here, that are slightly smaller than
the cardboard rainbow. I like to use felt here, because then I dont have to worry about
the edges fraying. You could easily use fabric and wont wont be seen at all. Again use the
spray adhesive and glue the felt in place. Flip the cardboard over and cut out the excess
at the notch below. At this point, you should have also adhered
two more sets of ribbon ties at the bottom near the waist. I completely forgot this step,
but managed to alter it at the end. You will need to glue two two ribbon ties about two
inches above the bottom and I am using a hot glue gun because I had my hot glue gun out
and ready at that time. Now its time to start painting the rainbow!
I love painting and these colors are so happy and bright it was so much fun to do. I am
using regular craft paints, there is no need to go buy fabric paints and such. While painting
try to use water on your brush as sparingly and make sure to clean and dry your brush thoroughly
between colors. Paint your rainbow in with 6 colors- red, orange, yellow, green, blue
and purple. Almost done! Now we are quickly going to cut
out a few cloud shapes from white craft felt. Size your clouds according to the base of
your rainbow. Cut out four cloud shapes with two of them being slightly smaller in size
than the others. We will glitter these smaller ones and then layer them on top. To add the glitter, spray some adhesive and
then sprinkle glitter all over it. My glittter actually came in a salt shaker and I think
thats a cool way to package it. You can instead buy felt sheets which have glitter on them
already too, but I like playing with glitter so any excuse I can find is good by me. Using some hot glue, actually lots of hot
glue, attach the clouds onto the rainbow. And we are done! Here is how the costume looks-
with two cardboard rainbows-one for the front and one for the back. Simply tie the ribbons
together into bows and your little rainbow is ready to go trick or treating! If you liked this video, give it a thumbs
up and let me know if you would like to see more videos from me. I also have a DIY peacock costume tutorial
and you can click here to go see that one. I will leave a link below in the description
for it too. For more information, photographs and details head
over to my blog www.smilingcolors.com Thanks for spending some crafty time with
me today. See you again soon!

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