How to Make a Winnie the Pooh Costume

Although it's been more than 150 years since A.A. Milne created the Bear of Little Brain, Pooh is still well-loved by children and adults. This bright, yellow bear who loves honey is a widely recognized character. That's one reason why a Winnie the Pooh costume is a popular choice for those who don't want to be scary at Halloween.

Buy a yellow sweat suit with a hood. This is the basis for your Winnie the Pooh Halloween costume. Sweat suits are often available from thrift shops at affordable prices. You may also find other parts of the costume at a thrift shop.

Cut some pieces of yellow felt to form the ears for your Halloween costume. Attach them to the hood of the sweat suit with a needle and thread or glue.

Find a red T-shirt similar to the one Winnie the Pooh wears. You can also look for this item at a thrift shop. The T-shirt should end just above your waist.

Put on the sweat suit and T-shirt. Add yellow socks for Winnie the Pooh's feet. If you plan on walking outside, cut the bottom off of the sock to create a shoe cover.

Paint your face yellow with face paint. Use black face paint to create Winnie the Pooh's nose and eyebrows.

Use yellow socks to create the hands for your Winnie the Pooh costume.


Turn the sweat suit inside out to make it look like fur. For babies, use a yellow romper suit as the basis for a Winnie the Pooh costume.


Don't get face paint in your eyes.

Things You'll Need

  • Yellow sweat suit
  • Needle and thread
  • Red T-shirt
  • Yellow socks
  • Yellow face paint
  • Black face paint
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