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Here's An Easy Eevee Costume Anyone Can Make

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1. Gather your supplies:

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You'll need:

* A brown T-shirt, tank top, or dress (We got ours at H&M for $6.99).

* Something (like a scarf) to work as a ruff (We used this infinity scarf, $12.99).

* A black or brown headband to glue your Eevee ears to (we bought ours as part of a multipack similar to this one, $3.32 for three headbands, at the drugstore).

* Dark-brown paint and white paint from the craft store (we used what we had already on hand, but this brand at Michaels is only $0.50 per bottle, and works really well).

* A white sheet and a purple sheet of craft foam: We painted ours, but if you find a light-brown and a dark-brown sheet, you can just use those. We bought a bulk pack for this project, but you can also get individual sheets for $0.99 each at Michaels.

* The pattern cut-outs for the Eevee ears (2 pieces), available on page 23 of the pattern PDF.

Cost for Eevee supplies: $25.30

We didn't include the price of these basic crafting supplies in the estimate: scissors, a pencil, Mod Podge, a paintbrush, and a hot-glue gun with glue sticks.


2. Make the ears — start by tracing the ear pattern onto your craft foam (click/tap on the individual photos throughout this post to get a larger photo and step-by-step instructions):

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For 2 ears, you'll end up with 4 cut-outs of the large ear and 2 cut-outs of the small ear.

3. Hot-glue the large parts of the ears together:

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You'll repeat this twice so you make 2 large ears out of the 4 large pieces of craft foam — you're doubling up the foam so it's stiff enough to stand up once it's glued to the headband.

4. Prime and paint your ears if necessary, then glue the dark-brown part of the ear to the light-brown part of the ear:

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Painting secrets:

* Before you start painting your craft foam, it helps to prime the foam with a thick layer of Mod Podge, then let dry. This prevents the foam from simply absorbing all of the paint. Otherwise, you'll need three or more coats of paint to get a solid color.

* The dark-brown (inner) part of this ear is just the dark-brown paint from our supplies, but the light-brown (outer) color is the dark brown mixed with white in an approximate ratio of four parts dark brown to one part white.

5. Use a thick line of hot glue to secure the two ears to the headband, and you're done!

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Unfortunately we don't have direction photos for this part, but it's simple enough: One ear at a time, put a thick line of hot glue on the bottom edge of the ear. Then put down the glue gun, pick up the headband, and hold the headband and ear together until the glue is cool. Repeat on the other ear.

More of an Umbreon than an original Eevee? Find the directions for other Eevee evolutions plus 9 other easy Pokémon Halloween costumes here.