Scrappy Unicorn Costume

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 I am really excited to share this uber cute costume with you today.  Our new little miss {more on her here} has chosen to be the Blue Bird from our ANGRY BIRDS Family Costumes but needed another costume for those times where she would be without us {school, trick-or-treating with mom etc.}  So we whipped up this…
Scrappy Unicorn Costume
Scrappy Unicorn Costume
And when I say whipped up, I mean that it literally took under an hour to create.  My original inspiration was this costume from Disney’s Family Fun site.
Scrappy Unicorn Costume

Scrappy Unicorn Costume
I used a $12 hoodie from Walmart, some scrap purple, blue and white felt, safety pins, ribbon, a headband and hot glue to create this look.  And what’s really great is that the hoodie will be totally reusable when Halloween is all over.
Scrappy Unicorn Costume
I started by creating a horn headband.  I glued two styrofoam balls together, wrapped them in cotton batting and wrapped the whole thing in blue felt.  Then I embellished with ribbon and added some ears {the little miss loved helping with this part}.
Scrappy Unicorn Costume
To create the mane I cut the scrap felt into 1″ x 6″ strips.  I used groups of three felt pieces for each section of the mane.
Scrappy Unicorn Costume
To get the mane to stand up and have the felt not flop over, I folded the felt piece in half at the centre.
Scrappy Unicorn Costume
Then I folded the piece in half lengthwise, creating a “v”.

Scrappy Unicorn Costume
I pinned each section about an inch apart.  Starting two – three inches back from the front of the hood to as far as I could get with my scrap felt.  To create each section of the mane I poked the pin through the hoodie from the inside.
Scrappy Unicorn Costume
Then I poked the pin through a folded felt piece on the outside.

Scrappy Unicorn Costume
For each section I used three pieces of folded felt and then poked the pin back into the hoodie and fastened the pin.

Scrappy Unicorn Costume
Here is what each section looks like standing up.
Scrappy Unicorn Costume
This is what the inside of the hoodie looks like.  I also covered the pins on the inside with a strip of duct tape as an added precaution.
Scrappy Unicorn Costume
The complete mane.
Scrappy Unicorn Costume
For the hooves, I had two blue circles with a triangular shape cut out.

Scrappy Unicorn Costume
I pinned them to the inside of the cuffs on the hoodie.
Scrappy Unicorn Costume
Then I used the rest of the scrap felt to create a tail that I pinned to the back of the hoodie {each pin was also covered with duct tape on the inside}.
Scrappy Unicorn Costume
Our finished Scrappy Unicorn.
After Halloween we can take all of the pins out of the hoodie and use it again!
Scrappy Unicorn Costume
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  1. Lotte Lu and Brother Too says

    I LOVE this. I especially like that you can reuse the hoodie, those things can be expensive and if you only use it a few times it’s such a waste!

    I hope I can try this out sometime!


  2. Christina at I Gotta Create! says

    Oh MY that’s the cutest little idea! I love the horn and that it uses scraps. Looks so do-able, and so adorable!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original linky party is open.

  3. Ginger Bergemann says

    Love it! Especially that you can take it apart and keep the hoodie. Although if it were MY little girl, she’d probably want to wear the unicorn outfit ALL the time. 🙂

    Found you on Sugarbee’s link up.

  4. Chris, Jen, and Ainsley Oleson says

    I’m going to try and make this for my daughter for halloween and i’m super UN-crafty. Can you give me more details about how you created the ears? How did you attach them to the headband?

  5. Bitterroot Mama says

    Thanks for this! I am making my daughter a purple unicorn costume for Halloween (also based on the Family Fun idea) and was having a hard time figuring out the horn. I like your felt mane. I am safety pinning a lavender feather boa to the purple hoodie I found at Ross.

  6. Rebecca says

    Thanks so much for your tutorial! I was going to be a unicorn this year until my little guy decided he wanted to be a horsey & he wanted his momma to be a horsey with him. It was soooo sweet 🙂 Of course I want to be a horsey with my Ben! Your tutorial was my inspiration & I love your great ideas! My little guy is 7 and he soooo enjoyed being a horsey & having me be a horsey with him. Thanks!


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