Easy One Eyed, One Horned Flying Purple People Eater Costume with items you probably have on hand. A fun costume with only a little DIY involved.
When it comes to Halloween I prefer easy, don’t you? Often I’ll pick up a costume at a garage sale or the store and call it good. Yet, occasionally it is fun to make the effort to “theme” your kid’s costumes.
The last costume that I came up with was one inspired by the One-Eyed, One-Horned, Flying Purple People Eater (okay… so I was struggling a little coming up with the last idea……but it ended up being one of my favorite.)
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Materials You Need:
- Large hooded purple sweatshirt (I used a women’s medium sweatshirt.)
- White craft foam or white t-shirt fabric (I used an old white t-shirt that had a stain on it)
- Black permanent marker
- Purple pipe cleaners
- Hot glue gun and glue (I use this brand, but mine is ancient, so isn’t available anymore. This looks like a great option that I might need to upgrade to soon.
- Safety pins
- Horn (If you need an easy DIY horn tutorial you can jump over to my post on how to make unicorn horns)
- Wings and or a black cape (I used a piece of black fabric to cover a pair of butterfly wings since I had some on hand already but if I didn’t, I would have bought these wings.)
Steps for making a One-Eyed, One-Horned, Flying Purple People Eater Costume
Step 1: Make the eye.
Trace a large eye shape on a piece of paper to use as a template. The eye will be attached to the top of the hood on the purple sweatshirt so make sure that it is large enough to stand out.
Use your paper template to trace out an eye on your white t-shirt fabric or white foam. Cut it out. Color in a black pupil with the permanent marker.
Take a purple pipe cleaner and hot glue to the top and the bottom of the eye to frame the eye.
Attach the eye to the top of the hood using safety pins.
Tip: Pin from the inside of the hood so less of the pin shows on the actual eye. Try to pin as close to the pipe cleaners as you can to hide the small amount of pin that might show.
Step 2: Put on Your Flying Purple People Eater Costume
This easy one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater costume was quick to make and used materials that were laying around my house. Hopefully it will be an easy addition to your DIY costume repertoire for a future Halloween.
What are your favorite Halloween costumes? Have you ever themed your kids’/ your Halloween costumes?