An adorable DIY Bat Girl costume like no other! This cute do-it-yourself bat costume has a spooky night sky filled with 3D bats!
Hello, friends! Did you think I’d stop at 2 Halloween costumes this year? Well, you’d be wrong because soon after I finished the DIY Birthday Cake costume and the Easy DIY sheep costume for Baby V, she started talking about how next year she would like to be a Bat Girl.
But upon further discussion it turned out she didn’t want to be Batgirl, she wanted a Bat Girl Costume. I keep seeing people using these 3D bat shapes all over their homes for easy Halloween decor and I thought right away of using them in this costume like I did with her Butterfly costume.
I’m not exactly sure what her vision was, but I immediately imagined this and really didn’t want to wait 12 months to make it. So yes, she has three costumes (and three places to wear them), but you know what, you’re only a little kid once and if you like making costumes then go for it (and if you don’t, that’s totally fine too!)
I also wanted to talk a little bit about re-using parts of costumes in other costumes. For example, this cute sparkly stars tutu is actually from last year’s Outer Space costume. But it fits in perfectly with the Bat Girl costume.
And not only am I reusing the tutu, I know Baby V really likes outer space (hence last year’s costume) so I strategically attached the bats to her shirt so that after Halloween, they can be removed without damaging it and then she has a cool moon tshirt to wear any day!
So anyway, let’s talk about what I used to make this Bat Girl Costume and how quick and easy it was to put together, are you ready?
Bat Girl Costume Supply List
- Bat shapes
- Full moon tshirt
- Black Tutu (stars and sparkles optional, see my outer space costume tutorial for that DIY!)
- Needle and Thread
- Barette or hair clip
Bat Girl Costume Instructions
- As I mentioned, I decided to attach the bats in a way that they could be removed after Halloween and not damage this cool full moon tshirt. I went with a needle and thread and I also think this makes the bats very secure.
- Lay the bats out on your tshirt and decide where you want them. I tried to make mine look like they were flying up and over the moon. Bend their wings at the folds to make the bats 3D.
- To attach the bats, I recommend sewing them on like buttons. First use your needle to poke two holes in the body of a bat. Then sew the bat to the shirt with about three stitches through the same holes. (Please ignore my paint covered hands, I was painting my kitchen trim, ha!) Bring the thread to the inside of the shirt and knot and trim it. This will make the bat secure, but also after Halloween you can just clip the threads to remove the bats if you want. Any tiny needle marks will likely come out in the wash.
- Repeat until you have attached all of your bats.
- Use either hot glue or more needle and thread to attach one bat to a hair clip.
And that’s it! Add some leggings and a long sleeved shirt underneath if it’s cold and you’re all set!
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