back to top

We’ve updated our privacy notice and cookie policy. Learn more about cookies, including how to disable them, and find out how we collect your personal data and what we use it for.


Here's An Easy Magikarp Costume Anyone Can Make

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

Posted on

1. Gather your supplies:

Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

You'll need:

* A bright orange sweatshirt with a hood (we used this one from Walmart, $12).

* One pink fat quarter (we got ours at the dollar store for $1).

* One sheet of white felt (we got ours at Michaels for $0.39).

* A sheet of white craft foam, a sheet of red or orange craft foam, and a sheet of yellow craft foam. We bought a bulk pack for this project, but you can also get individual sheets for $0.99 each at Michaels.

* Yellow ribbon (we got ours at the dollar store for $1).

* A package of small safety pins, $2.99.

* The pattern cut-outs for Magikarp's fins (three pieces), and Magikarp's eye (one piece) on page 3 of the Pattern PDF.

Total cost for Magikarp costume: $20.35

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 eyes:

Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

Trace the eye pattern twice onto the white felt. Cut them out, then use a black Sharpie to make a dot in the middle of the cleanest side of each piece of felt. Wait to hot-glue them to the hood until you have the rest of the sweatshirt put together, though, so you make sure you get them in the right place.

3. Make the red and white elbow fins (click/tap on the individual photos throughout this post to get a larger photo and step-by-step instructions):

Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

(We used red instead of orange, then painted red, because that's what we had on hand).

4. Make the yellow headpiece:

5. Replace the string in the hood with your yellow ribbon:

6. Turn your fat quarter into no-sew fish lips with the help of a few safety pins: