No Sew Sweet Treat Halloween Costumes

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Four no sew Halloween Costume Ideas. I first shared this as part of a Crafting with the Stars Contest in 2010.

working with felt

Hooray! I have to give a shout out to Lorie from Be Different…Act Normal. She has offered great advice and guidance the past week. I am lucky that she lives close by and we were able to brainstorm in person!

Here is a little tutorial on how to make the sweet treats for the family (in case you need costumes this weekend):


I must first say that my awesome neighbors were my models (plus my daughter as choco chip girl).

I basically free hand drew the shape for each costume, so not sure I can explain how to do that except I did draw the elephant on paper first, then traced it on the felt.

Hot glue and saftety pins to hold it together, then flip it inside out. Stuffed with grocery bags…

I had a brown headband (with a big leather flower on it) that I wanted to use again, so I just covered it up so that I could easily take it off when I was done with the cookie costume…my daughter wore this to school the next day with just a normal outfit.

Inside the donut is an orange inflatable tube leftover from our summer pool excursions. I did sew this part.

The bottom of my cupcake, the skirt, I folded like an accordian or fan, then put it under something heavy,  and starched it.  Turned out nice and bendy:)


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  1. Char says:

    I love the pleated skirt as the cupcake paper! Too cute!

  2. Natalie says:

    Yay! I’m so excited for you.
    p.s. I like the white bowl on your kitchen counter. 😉

  3. Natalie says:

    YOU are sew dang cute.

  4. Congratulations on advancing:) Thanks for the love over at my blog:) I can’t wait to play along with the rest of the competition. I am so curious to see what everyone is going to paint this round! I hope I can get mine done in time to link up this week:)

  5. Saw this on crafting with the stars. SO dang cute. I love felt, and I love themed family costumes. Woohoo to you for doing a fabulous job. Good luck on the rest of the competition.

    My costumes are going to be up on my blog soon. Felt to the rescue all the way! Come by and take a look.

    Just Another Day in Paradise

  6. Raelene says:

    I love the costumes. I failed to notice that it wasn’t Michael and Cali in the photos and got teased by your siblings for not knowing. Congratulations on making it to the next round. I’m excited to see what creation you come up with. Good luck!

  7. Dad says:

    I won a prize and you passed over me and went back in the random generator to give it to someone else, what’s up wth that?

    I’m with Natalie Jan, you are soooooooooooooooooo/sew dang cute!

  8. Kristen, I just love that you took a child’s costume and made it for yourself! It is SO cute! And did you really make all of these costumes last week? I am beyond impressed!!! Congrats on making it to round 3. I can’t wait to see your paint project!

  9. I’m 100% in love with the circus animal. So original!!! I’m rootin’ for you!

  10. Amy says:

    Congratulations! Thanks for the tutorial. You did a great job! What a good sport that husband was…does he realize he is all over the internet? LOL! Love them all!

  11. heather says:

    Seriuosly – you are amazing super mom! love it all! Happy Halloween!

  12. These are SO fantastic!?! Makes me want to be a cupcake in the worst way. And that Dunkin’ costume for the mister is spot on! HA! I have pinned this to my Halloween board. Thanks for sharing such great inspiration : )

    • Kristen Duke says:

      Thanks so much!!! I had fun being a cupcake that year, and hubby was good to tolerate the dunkin donut.

  13. Ginger says:

    Very cute!

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