DIY Spider Web Costume

(using Fruit of the Loom® sweatpant and crew sweatshirt)

 

DIY Spider Web Costume

You don't have to dust off the cobwebs of your sewing machine for this quick and simple

no-sew spider web costume.


Estimated Cost: $30.00 or less  

Use caution while crafting! Adult supervision recommended while using sharp or high-temp tools.

Costume garments:

Adult Eversoft® Crew Sweatshirt (black)

Boys' Heather Fleece Raglan Crew Sweatshirt (charcoal)

Costume supplies:

White color pencil

Fabric paint

Cardboard

Glue stick

Poster board

Masking Tape

Scissors

Pencil sharpener

Optional:

Precision cutting tool, finger protection (for precision cutting tool), Adult Eversoft® Fleece Sweatpants (jeans or leggings work too), or Boys' Fleece Elastic Bottom Sweatpants.

cutting template at the dotted line cutting template at the dotted line

Start with the spider web template!

Print the template on four 8.5" x 11" pages and trim on the dotted lines.

taping template of spider web at the seams taping template of spider web at the seams

Tape template at the seams so the design lines up.

cutting template out with an x-acto knife cutting template out with an x-acto knife

For a sturdier template, we recommend gluing the template to poster board and cutting with a precision cutting tool prior to transferring to the sweatshirt.

aligning template around the neck hole aligning template around the neck hole

Once cut out, place the template on the sweatshirt and align the web around the neck hole.

taping template to the sweatshirt taping template to the sweatshirt

Tape the template to the sweatshirt once you have the best placement.

using a white colored pencil to outline web design using a white colored pencil to outline web design

Use a white color pencil to outline the web design. Once you can easily see the outline, remove the template and get ready to paint!

Let's get to painting!

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How to complete the painting of the web on the sweatshirt.

Place a scrap piece of cardboard inside of the sweatshirt.


It's best to place the sweatshirt in a position where the sleeves are horizontal to your body so you can work in a manner that will prevent paint smudging.

painting the web outline on the black sweatshirt painting the web outline on the black sweatshirt

We recommend beginning at the farthest point from the body and beginning by outlining the design in paint and then filling in the space between those lines.


Continue in this manner until you fill the entire design working from top to bottom.


Let the design dry for 4 hours.

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We applied 3 coats of paint for best results. If you'd like to apply another coat of paint, this is the time. If not, get ready to trick-or-treat!