I’m sure we are going to see a lot of Pokemon inspired costumes this Halloween, thanks to the popularity of the hit game Pokemon Go, which is being played all over the world! This costume, based on the Pokemon trainer Ash Ketchum, is made from a t-shirt and is a quick afternoon craft that you can make yourself. This Pokemon DIY costume is perfect for those who don’t want a full blown costume. It would also be a great costume alternative for kids with sensory sensitivities who need a soft dress up option.
Pokemon DIY Kids Costume Supplies:
- White T-shirt
- Darice Permanent Fabric Markers – Primary Colors
- Darice Painter’s Cap
- Darice Washi Tape
- Tulip One Step Tie Dye – Royal Blue
- Misting Bottle
Step 1. To begin your Pokemon DIY costume you will lay the shirt on a flat surface. Use tape to make a line down the center of the shirt and across the bottom. Make two lines of tape on the bottom part of the shirt where the pockets would be.
Note: I used washi tape, but you can also use stencil tape or painter’s tape.
Step 2. Make triangles with tape where the collar will go. Be sure to overlap the tape strips so dye doesn’t leak through.
Step 3. Roll up and tape the sleeves. Cut a circle from tape and place it where the button will go.
Step 4. Head outside for this step! Place the shirt on a protected surface. Add water to the dye container and shake it to activate the color. Transfer the color to the misting bottle. Be sure to wear the gloves that come with the dye kit when you do this step!
Step 6. Color the pockets, shirt lines, and button with the yellow fabric marker.
Step 8. Now to complete your Pokemon DIY hat, use the red fabric marker to color the bill of the hat. Use the green fabric marker to draw an “L” type shape on the front.
You can embellish your Pokemon DIY costume with Pokeballs and green fingerless gloves. Add a pair of jeans to your look, and the costume is complete! Have fun creating handmade costumes this Halloween!
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Morena from MorenasCorner.com is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than get a manicure. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she enjoys creating colorful, bold pieces of home decor. The Italian-American daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children.