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How To Make A Cute Kids Spider Costume From A Hoodie

Updated on September 14, 2014

How To Make An Easy Homemade Spider Costume For Halloween

Halloween is such a fun time of year for parents and children alike. You get to dress your kids up for Halloween, parade them around the neighborhood looking for candy while singing cute songs. Toddlers and children love helping to pick out their own costumes too. Spiders can be very scary creatures, and not always everyone's favorite pet, but they sure do make for a cute Halloween costume. Its easy to make your own spider Halloween costume for your children, and I am going to teach you how to make one out of a simple hoodie.

I even hunted down all the best deals online for those of you who are sewing impaired. But I assure you, my spider hoodie costume pattern is the easiest one to make. Now matter what you are looking for I am sure you will find the perfect spider costume for any budget, and any age child.

Photo Credit: jelene

List Of Materials For A Spider Costume

  1. Black Hooded Jacket. I prefer getting one a little larger, in a soft cozy fleece material. They are always on sale at my local pharmacy.
  2. Black pants
  3. Black pantyhose. I suppose socks could work here also, but the pantyhose are very easy to work with and formidable.
  4. Zip ties- because they have all kinds of uses.
  5. Big Googly Eyes
  6. Glow in the dark paint
  7. 1 ~8x10 square felt or fabric in red (for a black widow spider)
  8. soft cotton or polyester stuffing
  9. Velcro strips
  10. Hot glue and glue gun

Making A Spider Costume From A Hoodie -

This costume is so fun and easy to make. This list is more like a bunch of suggestions, I am sure there are a bunch of different creative ways to make your own hooded costume by hand. Get creative and make have fun making your own.

Black Hoodie spider costume
Black Hoodie spider costume

How To Make The Spider Hoodie

This is the fun part! You've gone to the craft store and shopped for your Halloween spider costume supplies; hopefully you have all your ideas ready to go in your head or on paper!

Prepare your glue gun.

Cut your 8x10 fabric into an hourglass or heart shape, and then cut down the middle. (One half for each side of the hoodie.)

Glue the fabric to the front of the hoodie on either side of the zipper.

Glue your googly eyes to the front of the hood. I like to put mine on little pom pom balls for more pop!

Next you make the legs by using the pantyhose, or socks. You can start by connecting the zip ties into circles and stuffing about 3 into the hose. Then you stuff the filling in there and shape the legs into the positions you like. sometimes I run a straight zip tie through for extra shaping or to add a kink.

Carefully fold the opening of the hose shut and seal it with the hot glue. Add a Velcro strip onto the hot glue before it melts. Apply pressure and leave to dry. The Velcro will attach the leg to the hoodie. You do this for the remaining three legs.

Flip your hoodie over and attach the other side of the Velcro to the hoodie to hold your legs in place.

After all the glue is dried, you can decorate the hoodie more if you like.

Have You Ever Made Your Own Halloween Spider Costume?

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      arun 22 months ago

      hi i m from india. however i m unable to access the video since it has not been made available for this country. would u pl b kind enough and make it available for India too. My son's school fancy dress competition is on saturday 10 Oct . could u pl do this as a priority thing. Thanks.

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      julietarot lm 6 years ago

      I make halloween costumes for my mums pug. Last year he was a pumpkin! Lovely lens.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      I love the black spider costume with all the arms. That is absolutely adorable.

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      kismetsc 6 years ago

      This is a great tutorial on how to make your own spider costume for Halloween. I made a few costumes for myself when I was younger, but I haven't made one for my son yet. Great informative page!