Coming at you with another fun and EASY DIY project for your little ones!
Thanks to Primary.Com for providing the clothes I needed for all these projects! I received these items free but that does not sway my opinion of them! I’m always going to be honest with you guys!
I decided that even though I couldn’t make all 3 hyenas, two would be just as cute. I love the hyenas even though they are “bad” and while I haven’t seen the new Lion King yet, I’ve heard they are pretty great in that too.
These costumes turned out SO cute. They would be so fun for Halloween or even a dress up party!
Here’s what you need to make a hyena costume:
You don’t need much at all! I added a tuft of faux fur after these were all made for a tail and it was a great addition! I’d definitely recommend adding a tail for effect. I went with a textured grey color felt for depth and I think it was a pretty solid choice!
You will also need a small amount of black felt for the ears. You can also add some black socks or shoes for the feet! We used black socks we found for $1.67/2 at Walmart!
I really just eyeballed the ears and cut them out. If it works for you to do the same, I would advise just going to Google and pulling up a photo of the hyenas for reference.
I cut the shape of the ears out in black first then I cut out the same size in grey and just trimmed some off all around the grey to make it the same shape, slightly smaller.
I added chenille stems (pipe cleaners) to the headband and hot glued the felt to the stems and headband. You may be able to skip that step but I wanted the ears to stand up and it seems to work well for that!
I used two sheets of grey felt to cut out some spots and then I evenly distributed them between the two sleepers. You can probably get by with one sheet of felt for one costume.
I use fabric glue for this project. I would NOT recommend hot glue. You may think “Duh, who would recommend that?” but I used hot glue at Halloween for Finley’s Pokemon costumes and they became stiff and impossible to put on her! She got MAD when I tried!
Using fabric glue keeps everything flexible AND washable. I’m not sure how the fur will wash though so I would advise hand washing your costumes when you’re done!
I intended for Finley to be “Ed” which is why her ears have the tuft of fur on top. I think these ears are my FAVORITE thing I’ve made for this series so far. The crooked ear and tuft of fur are the cutest combo!
For the crooked ear, I just made the ears like normal and then bent the pipe cleaners over to the shape I wanted. Easy peasy!
Check out all of my other EASY DIY costume tutorials in this series:
If you recreate one of these, I would love to see photos!! Let me know in the comments which costume is your favorite!
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