My four year-old son had a few ideas for his Halloween costume this year, but he finally settled on dressing as a piece of pizza. YA piece of pizza is a great costume: it's funny, instantly recognizable, you can customize it, and of course, it's easy! It's also comfortable and easy to move around in, and you can remove it in a jiffy if necessary (perfect for a school or work costume!)

I made this costume out of felt yardage (the kind you get on the bolt at the fabric store, as opposed to the small sheets of craft felt). I love making costumes out of felt! It's inexpensive, easy to work with, and you don't have to finish it by hemming. Perfect for a one-time-use costume.

These instructions are for a sewn costume, but check the end of the post for no-sew instructions.

Step 1: Project Materials & Construction Notes

Project Materials:

  • 1 yard each of cream-colored and tan felt (72" wide), $3.59 per yard
  • 1/4 yard of dark red felt, $.90
  • 1 sheet each of black, brown, green craft felt, on hand or $.25 each
  • A piece of batting, 24x24", on hand or $4.95 (I bought a bag of crib-sized batting at Wal-mart)
  • Sewing machine & thread
  • Hot glue gun & glue
  • Velcro, on hand

Total: I spent $13.98, but you could make it for about $8 (if you have batting on hand, or if you skip the batting)

A note about materials: Usually, I would have the felt sheets and batting on hand, but I am out of batting, and I wanted to make sure I had the right colors of felt. Your felt purchase may vary, depending on the desired pizza toppings. One yard of felt will be fine for any size of pizza costume, including an adult costume, because it is 72" wide. You will have leftover felt if you make a pizza costume for a preschooler, like I did.

Construction notes: Hot glue toppings on AFTER you sew the pizza slice together!! I learned this the hard way. This costume should have taken me about 15 minutes to sew together, but the hot glue gummed up the needle and I had to re-thread about 12 times. It ended up taking an hour of frustration to finish!

The costume is basically a giant pizza-shaped bib.
Cutest piece of pizza I ever saw!!
You just have one awesome idea after another :). Love it. So cute! And he looks so happy to be pizza!
Thanks, Penolopy! There really is no feeling like the one where your kid wants a specific costume and you manage to put it together!
<em>&quot;It could also be fun to add a huge mustache. 'At'zza Spicy Pizza!&quot;</em><br /> I couldn't agree more!

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