DIY Super Cookie Costume – Unique and Fun
I can hear you asking – what’s a super cookie? Well think of it as a cookie-loving super hero. Not quite Cookie Monster, not quite super hero – perfect for my 3rd grade daughter. It’s something she invented herself and I loved the idea! And I’m here to show you how you can make your very own super cookie costume since it turned out so great!
- Cream colored felt (multiple sheets)
- Light brown felt
- Brown felt
- Blue foam visor
- Two small pieces of thin elastic (about 4-6 inches long each)
- Larger piece of elastic (2-3 inches longer than the waist)
- Blue t-shirt (sized to fit the costume-wearer)
- 2-3 yards of different colored blue tulle
- Brown puffy fabric paint
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks for it
- Needle and thread (optional)
Step 1 – Make the Cookie Tutu
I decided to tackle the biggest project first for this costume which is definitely the tutu. This costume is all about cutting…and that’s pretty much what making a tutu is all about. I won’t go into the specifics on this post because I already have a post about tutus – How to Make a Tutu.
Once you’ve got your tutu all ready to rock – you’ll need to add the cookie bling. You’ll use quite a few fake felt cookies as decoration on this costume so it makes sense to cut and puff-paint them at the same time. It’s as simple as cutting out circles of cream colored felt using a round cookie cutter, then applying dots of brown puffy paint to make them look like chocolate chip cookies. Make sure you let them dry overnight so you don’t end up with brown smudges all over your tutu!
Once the felt cookies were dry – I glued them randomly onto the tutu with hot glue.
Step 2 – Make the Cookie Cape
Perhaps my favorite part of this costume is the big ol’ cookie cape. To get started I used a blue T-shirt that was the right size for Kenna. Taking my biggest bowl, I traced it on the back of the shirt. The outline of the bowl served as the bottom of the cape. Leaving the neck intact, I cut off the sleeves and the front of the shirt so it looked like a rough cape – using the bowl tracing as my guide.
I aimed to have the bottom of the cookie hit her right in the middle of her back – I didn’t want it too low or too high.
Next , I took a bowl that was a tiny bit smaller than the large white bowl you see in order to trace the shape for the “big cookie” you see on the cape. Our big cookie ended up looking a lot like my favorite Girl Scout cookie – the Samoa!
Trace the bowl shape to make your main cookie.
Then I took some dark brown felt and made wavy lines (I was going for a fudge stripe look.) I glued them onto the main circle shape from the last picture.
Then I sewed the larger cookie onto the cape. You could also glue this if you didn’t want to sew at all – hot glue would work just fine for this.
Step 3 – Make the Cookie Headpiece
You know those $1 foam visors with the curly plastic string you can find at any big box craft store? Take a blue one of those and cut it into a point in the front. Then, hot glue one cookie dead center in the middle of it. For this costume – we used it like a crown so you’ll wear it in reverse – sort of like a headband would fit on your head.
Step 4 – Make the Cookie Cuffs
Once we had made the tutu, cape, and headpiece this costume still needed a little something extra. Kenna suggested cuffs and I knew she was spot on. I took two small pieces of elastic (the same stuff we used to make the wait band for the tutu) and measured a piece that would fit around her wrist. I sewed each bit into a circle (so it would fit like a bracelet) and then glued felt cookies onto it with some overlap.
That’s it! The super cookie costume was a big hit with my daughter who liked that no one else had a costume quite like hers!