For tools you will need sharp fabric scissors, pinking sheers for the cape, an iron and a hot glue gun. I love to use pinking sheers for no-sew projects to keep any edges from fraying with the zig zag cut. I also used white chalk to draw the outline of my wings onto the fabric. Once you have gathered all of your materials and tools, you can download the butterfly mask pattern and guide for the  wings at the end of this post. I have prepared a step-by-step tutorial to show you how I assembled the mask and the cape.  For your cape you will need 1/2 yard to 1 yard of fabric depending on your child’s age. I used less than a 1/2 yard for this 3-year-old costume. You will want to pick up 2 yards of matching elastic ribbon to use for the mask, tie around the neck of the cape and wrist bands. You will also need a half yard of iron-on fuse, which you will need to assemble all of the pieces of your mask. I like using fuse better than hot glue on felt as it keeps things flat and crisp. Our Dragon and Butterfly are ready to fly off to celebrate Halloween, you can find the pattern and tutorial for the Dragon costume here.

Join us tomorrow for another last-minute wolf costume I found in our archives our grown-up Halloween party! ~ Lia

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