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Here's An Easy Jolteon 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 yellow T-shirt, tank top, or dress (we got ours at Old Navy for $14.94).

* A spool of yellow ribbon (we bought this ribbon at the dollar store for $1).

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

* A sheet of yellow craft foam, a sheet of black craft foam, and a sheet of white craft foam. You'll use these to make the ears and ruff. 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 Jolteon collar (1 piece) and the Jolteon ears (2 pieces), available on page 26 of the pattern PDF.

Total cost for Jolteon costume: $22.26

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 ruff (click/tap on the individual photos throughout this post to get a larger photo and step-by-step instructions):

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The ruff requires: the white sheet of craft foam, two 6-inch pieces of yellow ribbon, the pencil, and the glue gun.


3. Make the ears — start by tracing the ear pattern onto your craft foam:

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Important note: These photos use the basic Eevee ear pattern on green foam, but for Jolteon, you should use the Jolteon ear pattern on yellow foam for the large part of the ears, and black foam for the small part of the ears. You can find the Jolteon patterns on 26 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.

4. 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.

5. Assuming your pieces of craft foam are the correct colors, 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.

6. 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.