Be it Halloween, a theme party or a fancy dress competition in your kid's school, costume forms a very important part of the whole getup. While wearing a costume and putting on the right makeup is fun, buying the outfit can burn a hole in your pocket. If you have the requirement of a costume, be it for your own self or your kid, making one at home is a good option. Sheep costume is one of the popular outfits often used in fancy dress competitions for kids and many theme parties for adults as well. As the name suggests, sheep costume would make one look exactly like the cute animal. Making it is a very easy task, as it can be stitched by using a few, simple things that you can find easily at your craft store. It is inexpensive as well. Go through the following lines and have fun making as well as wearing the costume.
Making Homemade Sheep Costume
- White Hooded Sweatshirt
- White Sweatpants
- Pillow Stuffing/ Cotton Balls
- Double-sided Tape/ Glue
- Black Gloves
- Black Socks
- White Face Paint
- Black Face Paint
- Take the sweatshirt first, to make the upper portion of the sheep costume.
- First of all, you need to lay down the sweatshirt on a flat surface, say a table.
- Start applying double-sided tape on the sweatshirt. Begin at the bottom of the cuff of the sweatshirt and move upwards, until you reach its collar. Stick the double-sided tape all around the collar as well. This way, the front part of the shirt would be loaded with the double-sided tape, on which you are going to stick the fiberfill-cotton balls.
- Repeat the same procedure for the back portion of the sweatshirt as well. Ensure that no portion of the sweatshirt is left without pieces of double-sided tape stuck to it.
- Now, it is the time to start attaching the fiberfill or cotton balls on the front side of the clothing. Make sure that you haven’t left any portion uncovered, so that it gives the effect of real wool.
- The next step would comprise of sticking the fiberfill/ cotton balls to the back side of the sweatshirt.
- Make sure that you have covered each and every area of the clothing with fiberfill/ cotton balls, including the arms and the hood of the sweatshirt.
- Repeat the same process for the sweatpants as well. Do not leave any spot uncovered with the fiberfill/cotton ball.
- If you have used glue for sticking the fiberfill/ cotton balls, leave the costume overnight, for drying.
- If you are pasting the fiberfill in the costume, make use of strong glue, so that the filling does not fall apart so easily.
- In case you want to make yourself or your kid look realistic in the costume, apply white makeup on the entire face except nose, where you should put on black face paint.
- You may also wear black woolen gloves and socks, to complete the look of a sheep.