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Here's An Easy Umbreon Costume Anyone Can Make

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Here's what your costume will look like at the end:

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You'll be making: the ears, the felt cut-outs to go on your elbows and knees, and the hair clip for your forehead. Thanks to Arda Wigs for providing the Priscilla Wig in Black and one Long Clip Classic in Black.

1. Gather your supplies:

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You'll need:

* Black leggings or black jeans, and a long-sleeved shirt. We got ours at Forever 21, $6.90 for the shirt and $3.90 for the leggings (we chose leggings because they're cheaper than pants, but if you're in the "leggings aren't pants" league, feel free to substitute real pants).

* One piece of yellow felt (we got ours at Michael's for $1.50).

* One sheet of yellow craft foam and one sheet of black craft foam. 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).

* Two small hairclips (we got ours at the dollar store for $1).

* The pattern cut-outs for the Umbreon oval (1 piece) ears (4 pieces), and ear accent (1 piece), available on page 30 of the pattern PDF.

Cost for Umbreon supplies: $18.62

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.

2. Cut out your felt accents, and glue (or pin) them to your pants and shirt:

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Trace the Umbreon oval pattern onto your felt piece four times. Then, cut out all four ovals. These will be the accents on your elbows and legs.


3. Trace the Umbreon oval onto your yellow foam sheet, then cut that out to make the hairpiece (click/tap on the individual photos throughout this post to get a larger photo and step-by-step instructions):

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

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For 2 ears, you'll end up with 4 cut-outs of the large ear and 2 cut-outs of the ear accent.

5. 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.

6. Glue the yellow Umbreon accent to the front of each ear. Then, 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.