Is your kid a fan of FNAF? Check out this easy do-it-yourself costume tutorial!
The Puppet (or marionette) is a character from the Five Nights at Freddy’s game franchise. Appearing in game 2, this animatronic is different than the rest. Its white face features black hollow eyes, red rosy cheeks, and purple stripes that stretch from the bottom of its eyes to the top of its mouth. A strip of red is painted above its mouth to give an appearance of lips.
For the body you’ll need:
Long back sleeved shirt
Black pants or leggings
3 large white buttons
For the mask you’ll need:
Felt in four colors; purple, red, white, and black
Foam; white with a stick back
Start with the shirt, position the buttons in place towards the middle of the body. Space each button accordingly in a line down the middle of the shirt. Sew on with black thread; black will make the buttons pop more and give it a more authentic look. If you’re able to find leg warmers in this color scheme you can use that if not ribbon works just as well add this striping to both the arms and legs.
*Tip: when using fabric glue make sure to use a cup inside the sleeves and pant legs so when you’re adding the ribbon doesn’t make these areas too tight to get on/off.
Print out the marionette mask template it should be large enough to cover your face but may need to re-size if necessary. You’ll want to cut out the outline with scissors and trace the outline on the white foam and felt. This is the base of your mask. Use a craft knife to carefully cut out the eyes, cheeks, mouth, lips, tears, and chin; this will be your guide to creating the face.
Take your template cut out and trace it on the coordinating pieces of felt:
Cheeks, Lips & Chin: Red
Use the cut out as a template to get an idea where each piece goes, it doesn’t have to be exact. Attach the foam to the back of the mask and cut out the eyepieces. Sew on the edges for a more secure feature add the elastic so it stays on their head.
You could cut it out and add something sheer like black pantyhose over the face and eyes to give the hollow effect. The total cost of the costume cost me less than $30 and I bought everything as I didn’t have anything to re-use. Overall, this an easy costume that anyone can do that requires minimal to no sewing and is a very low budget costume idea.
Do you celebrate Halloween? Do you dress up? Tell us what you or your children are dressing up for Halloween and don’t forget to share your DIY costume tips in the comments section below!
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