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Here's An Easy Mew Costume Anyone Can Make

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

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1. Gather your supplies (click or tap to expand the photos):

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You'll need:

* A pink dress, T-shirt, or tank top (we got this one from H&M, $17.99).

* A pair of pink ballet tights (we bought these, $8.99).

* White or pink ribbon (we got ours at the dollar store for $1).

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

* A small amount of stuffing (you'll use just a small amount from a package like this one, $5.49).

* Light-pink 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 sheet of white craft foam — we bought a bulk pack for this project, but you can also get individual sheets for $0.99 each at Michael's.

* The small template for Mew ears, on page 22 of the PDF.

Total for Mew costume: $38.29 — Oops! We went over budget for this one because of our dress and tights, but if you check out dollar stores or use a dress or tights you already have, you can definitely make this for less than $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.

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2. Make your ears:

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# Trace the ear template 2 times onto your piece of white foam.

# Cut out the ears.

# Prime the ears with a coat of Mod Podge on either side.

# Paint the ears with a coat of light pink paint.

# One ear at a time, run a thick line of hot glue along the bottom of the ear.

# Place the glued edge onto the headband where you want it to be, then hold it there until the glue cools.

3. Put the tail together (click/tap on the individual photos throughout this post to get a larger photo and step-by-step instructions):

More of a Flareon than a Mew? Find the directions for 15 easy Pokémon Halloween costumes here.

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