This year we headed out to Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and we decided it was time to do our own costumes. This year we went with Disney characters that aren’t typically chosen. My husband almost stumped me when he said he wanted to be Roger Rabbit. Then I had a fun idea. That is where this Roger Rabbit inspired costume DIY came from. I hope that you enjoy it. If you could dress up as any Disney character, which would you pick?
Roger Rabbit Inspired Costume DIY
Sharpie – Black
Black Foam Sheet ( I grabbed mine for 33 cents at Wal Mart)
White Foam Sheet
Pink Foam Sheet
Red Fabric – I may have accidentally used white and had to color it with a sharpie….
Sewing machine or needle and thread
2 Large yellow buttons
Make your Jack Skellington Inspired Mickey Ears
I used the video below for the tutorial on the ears but I have also included step by step photos from the ones I made.
Now for a photo step by step if you aren’t a video person.
Start by finding a cup or circular item the size you want your ears to be.
Trace 2 circles onto your cardboard.
Cut out your cardboard circles.
Place your circle under the headband in the position you will want your ears attached.
Draw a line to represent the headband.
Take your circles and move them to your fabric.
Trace a circle a 1/4-1/2 inch bigger than your cardboard.
Cut off the headband lined portion of your cardboard.
Use the remaining ear piece to draw the ear design on your foam.
Cut out your ear shapes from your foam.
Once you have your circles, match two up inside out.
Make a dot to mark so that you only sew 3/4 of the circle.
Sew 3/4 of the circle. – If you don’t own a sewing machine you can hand sew this portion.
Flip your ear pieces right side out.
Put your cardboard and foam ear piece inside the fabric ear.
Stuff your ears with cotton balls. – You don’t have to do this step if you don’t want puffy ears.
Fold over each section and then hot glue it together. – For this section fold it over itself before gluing so the frayed section doesn’t show.
If you made my mistake and used the wrong headband, hot glue a bit of ribbon to the area will your ear will go so that it has something to stick to.
Hot glue your ear on. – You may need to double up to make sure it holds. I would hold it in place for 40 seconds or so.
Use your headband to find out the curve you want for your bunny ears.
Cut your ear shapes out. They don’t need to be perfect. Roger has floppy ears.
Cut out a pink tear drop shape and hot glue it to the white ears.
Using cardboard cut out the shape for the hair. – The cardboard is important to keep as it provides the structure to hold the ears up.
Glue the orange pieces to each side of the cardboard piece.
Glue the hair piece to your headband in the middle and glue your ears to it so that they are stable.
Glue your yellow button to the center of each ear.
Roger Rabbit Inspired Shirt
1 White T-shirt
Red Acrylic Paint
Yellow Acrylic Paint
Cardboard – I used a poster board from the dollar store.
Make your Roger Rabbit Inspired Shirt
Start by putting a large piece of cardboard inside your shirt. – This will prevent your paint from bleeding thru.
Starting at the shoulder of your shirt draw your first strap for the overalls. You want to make sure it is getting wider a little bit as you go down.
Do this on both sides.
Trace outline with black sharpie.
Draw a curved line between the two straps to represent the top of the overalls.
Then draw a curved line a few inches below the sleeve.
Paint the entire portion under those lines red. We used Fire Engine Red. You may need two coats to avoid the look I have in the picture above.
On the bottoms of your straps, make a yellow oval. – These will be the buttons on your suspenders.
Roger Rabbit Inspired Bow Tie
Sewing Kit or sewing machine
(This project can be done with foam if you prefer to skip sewing.)
Start by cutting out 4 blue half bow tie shapes like the one above. Size will depend on the size of the person you are making it for.
Cut 7 squares.
Cut your squares into circles. I find it easier to round out a square than to precut circles.
Sew your circles on to two of your blue pieces. – Make sure that you do it so that they will line up after sewing.
Put two pieces of blue together. You want one with yellow dots on the inside and one blue covering the dots.
Sew together leaving the small end unsewn.
Flip inside out and stuff with cotton balls.
Once you finish, sew on the ends of each one.
You will then sew the two together.
In order to disguise the area you sewed, sew your final yellow circle over the connecting area.
Sew this bow tie to the collar of your shirt.
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