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Here's An Easy Espeon Costume Anyone Can Make

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1. Gather your supplies:

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You'll need:

* A purple T-shirt, tank top, or dress (we got our T-shirt at H&M for $5.99, and our skirt at Forever 21 for $17.99, but this is similar, $5.90.)

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

* A red jewel (we got ours from a multipack of jewels like this one, $2.99).

* A sheet of craft foam in white and a sheet of craft foam in purple: we painted ours, but if you find the correct colors, 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 three patterns for Espeon's ears, available on page 29 of the Pattern PDF.

Total price for Espeon costume: $31.28 (Oops! We went slightly over budget because of the pricier skirt.)

We're assuming you already have these basic crafting supplies: scissors, a pencil, Mod Podge, a paintbrush, and a hot-glue gun with glue sticks. Plus, you'll need eyelash glue for the jewel.

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):


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 inside part of the ear to the outside part of the ear (click or tap to open the step-by-step below for more details):

5. Use a thick line of hot glue to attach the ears to the headband.

To make sure the ears don’t fall off while they dry, hold the headband and each ear together until the glue is cool.

6. When you're ready to go out, use a dot of eyelash glue to secure the red gem to your forehead.

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You can get eyelash glue here for $3.89 if you don't have any, or pick some up at the drugstore.

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