How to Make a Cheerleader Costume at Home

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If you don't want to pay for a costume that will only be worn once, look to the sporting arena. Cheerleader costumes are popular, especially among young girls at Halloween, and can be inexpensive to make. Boys can grab a megaphone and accompany the girls. While costume shops can be pricey, many of the items needed to make a cheerleader costume can be found around the house.This Halloween you can make a Cheerleader costume at home that won't break the bank and support your favourite team at the same time.

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Things you need

  • Tank top
  • Skirt
  • Shorts
  • Fabric paint
  • Iron-on transfer sheets
  • Bow or ribbon
  • Ankle socks
  • Tennis shoes
  • Pom-poms

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  1. 1

    Pick your favourite team, whether it is a professional, school or church team. Determine the appropriate colours to represent your team. Most teams are represented by two contrasting colours.

  2. 2

    Coordinate a tank top and skirt to match the colours of your team. A pleated skirt works best for a cheerleader costumes but is not mandatory. For a boy's costume, replace the skirt with a pair of shorts. Add a pin strip to the outside of the shorts with fabric paint.

  3. 3

    Print the logo or mascot of your team onto an iron-on transfer sheet which can be purchased at a hobby shop. Follow the directions included in the package for ironing the logo or mascot onto your tank top.

  4. 4

    Wear your hair in a ponytail or pigtails. Tie a bow or ribbon around your hair that matches your team colours.

  5. 5

    Complete the look with ankle socks and tennis shoes to make your costume look more realistic. Pom-poms are a great accessory to complete your costume. For boys, shape poster board into a megaphone and tape a team logo to the outside as a finishing touch.

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