Make This Adorable Twinkling Star Costume

Make your child a shining star with our oh-so-easy costume instructions! This DIY Halloween costume is easy and inexpensive. Plus, get more of our favorite easy kid's Halloween costume ideas.

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This easy DIY costume will make your child shine bright through an adorable star cutout. This costume is a quick and easy costume solution because it uses things you probably have around the house, and doesn't require any special clothing! 

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What You'll Need

  • Downloadable pattern
  • Cardboard
  • Gold acrylic paint
  • Craft glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Gold glitter
  • String of 30 battery-operated LED lights
  • Duct tape
  • Thick elastic band
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks 

Step 1: Cut the Star

Enlarge the star pattern and cut out from cardboard. Cut out an opening to fit the child's face; it's best to start by cutting a smaller hole and then hold it up to the child's face to test the size. You can enlarge the hole as needed. Poke holes along the edge of the star using a nail or a drill. Poke from front to back to create a cleaner look on the front of the star.  

Step 2: Paint the Star

Paint the star gold and let dry. Make the sure the paint is even and thick to cover the cardboard. 

Step 3: Add Glitter

Apply crafts glue to the star. While the glue is wet, sprinkle glitter on the glue and let dry. Once dry, shake off the excess glitter. This is easiest to do in small areas so the glue doesn't dry before you glitter it. Try gluing and glittering one point of the star at a time and then going over the middle. 

Step 4: Add Straps

On the back of the star, secure the battery pack with duct tape; make sure there are fresh batteries before you cover the pack with tape! Insert lights into the holes. If the lights don't stay in the holes, add duct tape between holes and just position the lights behind the holes. Cut a piece of elastic and glue one end to the back side of the star. Test the length of the elastic on the child's head before gluing the other side down to ensure a perfect fit. 

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