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DIY Bingo Costume (From Bluey)

Learn how to make a DIY Bingo costume with a sweatshirt and felt. Put it together with some simple accessories for a really fun Halloween costume.

My kids love the Bluey show, and it’s one of the only kid shows I can watch. I actually love watching it with my kids. I love the imagination, the music, and the beautiful art.

I have talked to several parents who also love watching Bluey, and I realized that Bluey and Bingo could be a really popular Halloween costume this year. I started planning the DIY Bluey and Bingo costumes, and my kids got so excited to wear them!

diy bingo costume
DIY Bluey Costume

The best part about these costumes is that all the pieces are easy to find separately and sewing is only required for the sweatshirt. All of the pieces are going to be used by my kids this year, and the sweatshirt will be played with as a dress up or actually worn as a sweatshirt throughout the winter. My daughter has refused to take the sweatshirt off ever since I finished it!

diy bingo costume

I was not planning on doing the eyebrows, but my husband kept encouraging me to add them. I’m so glad I did since it’s the perfect, silly touch to the costume. I made a free pattern for the pointed, standing ears that you can use for any animal costume, and it comes with a large and small size.

What is a PDF sewing pattern?

A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.

I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!

How do you use a PDF sewing pattern?

Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.

diy bingo costume

Today I’m talking all about the DIY Bingo costume, and yesterday I shared all about the DIY Bluey costume! Check back to see it!

What fabric should I use for the Bingo costume?

I chose a cotton sweatshirt and leggings as a base for this costume since we live in an area that is cold at the end of October. Whenever I plan costumes I have to plan for extra warmth. If you live somewhere warm you could use shorts and a t-shirt with a hood.

For the felt that I added to the sweatshirt, I chose a high quality wool felt since it’s still easy to work with but can be washed. It is sturdy and holds up well. I don’t recommend using acrylic felt or craft felt because it’ll look worn out after being washed once.

DIY Bluey and bingo Costume

Do you love to make costumes? Try some of these:

assemble the diy bingo costume

DIY Bluey Costume

Supplies

  • Mustard sweatshirt and leggings
  • Wool felt in three colors: off-white, mustard, and dark orange – if you use wool felt it can be left on the sweashirt and washed. Acrylic or craft felt will be wrecked pretty quickly after going through the washing machine
  • White canvas shoes
  • Off-white gloves
  • Free pointed ears sewing pattern – get it at the end of the post
  • Sewing tools
  • Sewing machine
diy bingo costume supplies

Cut out two orange oval spots. Cut out one oval off-white spot. Cut out two mustard slightly curved tails. Cut out two off-white tail tips.

Cut out four orange ear pieces and two mustard inner ear pieces.

cut out all the felt pieces

Sew the off-white oval onto the front of the sweatshirt. I sewed right through the pocket, and it’s no longer usable.

sew the tummy onto the sweatshirt

Sew one orange spot onto the back of the sweatshirt. Sew one orange spont onto the back of the hood.

sew the spots onto the sweatshirt

Sew the tail tips onto the ends of the two tails.

pin the spots onto the tails

Sew the two tail pieces together into one.

sew the tails together

Pin and sew the tail onto the back of the sweatshirt.

sew the tail onto the sweatshirt

Place two of the ears together and sew the sides and up around the point.

sew the sides of the ears

Trim the points to reduce the bulk.

trim the points

Swivel the bottom of the ears so that the seams are on top of each other. Sew across the bottom and leave a 1.5 inch hole.

shift and sew the bottom. leave a hole

Trim the points to reduce the bulk.

trim the corners

Turn the ears right side out. Poke out the corners.

turn right side out and poke out the corners

Tuck the seam allowance into the hole. Edgestitch across the bottom to close the hole.

sew the bottom of the ear closed

Place the inner ear pieces on the ear and sew them in place. Be careful to not flatten the 3-D shape.

sew the inner ears onto the ears

Trim any part of the inner ear that extends below the bottom of the ear.

trim the inner ears

Sew the ears onto the top of the hood.

Cut out two long rectangles from the off-white felt. Roll up the rectangles into two small tubes. Hand sew them so that the tube doesn’t unroll anymore.

make the eyebrows

Hand sew the tubes on as eyebrows on the edges of the hood opening.

sew on the ears and the eyebrows

You finished!

assemble the diy bingo costume

Get the Free Standing Pointed Ears Sewing Pattern

If you make something using this pattern, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

diy bingo costume
DIY Bluey and bingo Costume

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