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Here's An Easy Venusaur Costume Anyone Can Make

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

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

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You will be making: the leaf skirt, the flower hair clip, and the blooming parasol. Thanks to Arda Wigs for providing the Claudia Wig in Mako Green.

1. Gather your supplies:

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* A light-blue dress, T-shirt, or tank top. Make sure it has a spot where you can tie something around your waist! We got ours at Forever 21 for $11.90, and you can find a similar style here for $16.

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

* Pink faux flowers (we got ours from the dollar store for $1).

* Basic hair clips (we got ours from the dollar store for $1).

* Green and white acrylic 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 poster board to make the leaves (we got ours from the dollar store for $1).

* The pattern cut-out of the Venusaur leaves, available on page 13 of the Pattern PDF.

Total cost for Venusaur supplies: $16.90

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. First, you'll make the leaves and put them on the belt (click/tap on the individual photos throughout this post to get a larger photo and step-by-step instructions):

3. Pull the blooms and leaves off of your flower stem, so they're easier to work with, then glue them to your hair clip:

4. Paint the umbrella using a fine-tipped brush and Venusaur-like dots:

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We did freehand this one, but the shapes are so simple you can definitely do it well — and it would still look good if you stuck with simple circles.

5. And, you're done!

More of an Snorlax than a Venusaur? Find the directions for 14 other easy Pokémon Halloween costumes here.

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