How to Make a Bear Costume for Halloween

Written by meeghan davis
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Making a bear costume is extremely easy and relatively inexpensive. The costume can be used for males and females, whether adults or children. If you have a craft area or sewing area, you may already have some of the things you'll need.

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Things you need

  • Brown hooded sweatshirt
  • Brown felt
  • Hot glue gun
  • Double-sided tape
  • Plastic margarine tub
  • Blue construction paper
  • Black marker
  • 2 pairs of brown socks

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    Bear Costume

  1. 1

    Cut two semicircles from the brown felt. Hot-glue them onto the hood of the sweatshirt as "ears."

  2. 2

    Cover the margarine tub and lid with blue construction paper. Use the double-sided tape to adhere the paper to the margarine tub.

  3. 3

    Use the black marker to write "Honey Pot" on the blue construction paper.

  4. 4

    Wear the brown socks on hands and feet to create the "paws" for the costume.

Tips and warnings

  • If you would like to add paw prints on the socks, use white felt for the fingertips. Adhere by using a glue gun. If this costume is for a female, use pink felt for the fingertips. Likewise, you can use baby-blue felt for a boy costume.
  • In order to reuse the hooded sweatshirt, you can sew on the "ears" instead of using hot glue.
  • If this costume is being used for a small child, make sure that the ears are firmly attached to the hood in order to prevent a choking hazard.

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