This week we are introducing a series of DIY Halloween costumes that are great for last minute! I will start the series with this adorable little dragon costume. Even though I sew, it seemed like a fun project to create these cute costumes using gorgeous wool blend felt that I found in Benzie Design’s Etsy shop. I also found a coordinating fabric for the cape, iron-on fuze, and elastic ribbon at my local fabric store. The color palette for this no-sew dragon mask and cape started with the fabric I found for the dragon wings. You might not find the exact same fabric, but if you shop in the quilting section, you’ll find many fun options to choose from!
A Homemade Halloween Feisty Little Dragon!
For your cape, you will need 1/2–1 yard of fabric depending on your child’s age and size. For reference, I used less than half a yard for this 3-year-old’s costume. You will want to pick up 2 yards of matching elastic ribbon to use for the mask and tie around the neck of the cape and wristbands. You will also need a half-yard of iron-on fuse, which you will use 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. For the red fire flames, I simply glued two pieces onto a wooden dowel so that my little dragon could have some interactive play.
For tools you will need sharp fabric scissors, pinking shears for the cape, an iron, and a hot glue gun. I love to use pinking shears 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. You can use a white pencil or even a soft crayon. For my felt, I chose two shades of green, a teal, and black and red for the fire.
Follow the Steps to Make This at Home
Once you have gathered all of your materials and tools, you can download the dragon mask pattern and guide for the cape wings at the end of this post. I have prepared a step-by-step tutorial to show you how I assembled the no-sew dragon mask and the cape. I know there is one happy little dragon here in these photos and you could have one too! Hop over here for adorable (and easy peasy) superhero costumes! ~ Lia