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Here's An Easy Flareon Costume Anyone Can Make

Part of the Pokémon costumes series. Go here for the full post!

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1. Gather your supplies:

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You'll need:

* A red-orange dress, T-shirt, or tank top (we got ours at H&M for $17.99. The current style isn't still available, but you can find similar options here for $14.99 or here for $17.99).

* A yellow feather boa or something that works as Flareon's ruff (we got ours on Amazon for $6.61).

* A sheet of red craft foam and a sheet of brown craft foam to use for the ears. We bought a bulk pack for this project, but you can also get individual sheets for $0.99 each at Michaels.

* A black or brown 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).

* The pattern cut-outs for the Flareon ears (2), available on page 28 of the pattern PDF.

Cost for Flareon supplies: $26.92, depending on the dress you buy.

We didn't include the price of these basic crafting supplies in the estimate: scissors, a pencil, 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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Important note: These photos use the basic Eevee ear pattern on green foam, but for Flareon, you should use the Flareon ear pattern on red foam for the large part of the ears, and brown foam for the small part of the ears. You can find the Flareon patterns on page 28 of the pattern PDF.

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

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. Depending on whether or not your craft foam is the correct color, you won't need to paint the ears. Simply glue the small part of the ears onto the front of the large part of the ears.

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

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