DIY Black Widow Spider Costume

{DIY Black Widow Spider Costume} 

Black Widow Spider Costume

Black Widow Spider Costume

Hi There! I have one final DIY Halloween Costume idea to share with you (all by my friend Tracy Gonzalez). Here, her lovely daughter Erika is modeling a fantastic DIY Black Widow Spider Costume.

Costume: Raid your closet for a black tee shirt, black nylons and black boots. You will be making the rest!

First– you’ve got to check out the fetching Black Widow Spider Headband!

DIY Black Widow Costume


Supplies: Headband, glue, glue gun, red tulle fabric, black tulle fabric, and small spider. All materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Step 1: Cut black fabric roughly a half an inch wider and longer than your headband

Step 2: Using a hot glue gun tack one end of the headband and then the other.  Once both ends are tacked, glue one side of the fabric down.  Once that is complete, glue the other side pulling the fabric tight.  Tip: you may want to trim the fabric slightly so there is a smooth seam and fabric doesn’t  overlap.

Step 3:  Once the headband is covered, cut a 4×4 inch square of black tule and a 3×3 inch square of red tulle.

Step 4: Place the red tulle on top of the black and pinch the center of the back of them and give it a half twist.  Glue to the side of the headband using something like a popsicle stick to press them down. Tip: The glue is very hot so be careful not to burn your fingers. 

Step 5: Place spider on the headband center of the tulle and glue with hot glue gun pressing firmly so they hold.

And what’s a Black Widow Spider without a cool spider skirt? 

Black Widow Spider Costume

Black Widow Spider Skirt

Supplies: Red Tulle, black tulle, black 1” elastic, black ¼ inch elastic, ruler, scissors. All materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Step 1: Fold red tulle until it is about two inches wide and using a ruler measure and cut approximately four inch lengths all along the fabric. Tip: This makes cutting fast and no one will see bad cutting once the skirt is together.

Step 2: Fold the black tulle and do the same as above.

Step 3: Measure how much elastic you will need for the waste and cut

Step 4: Pull the tulle down around the elastic being careful not to tie it too tight that the elastic bunches.  Tie the tulle around the elastic.  Hold the tulle at the front of the elastic with your left hand.  Using your right hand bring the tulle behind the elastic and through the front of the tulle

Step 5: Once the desired amount of tulle is on the elastic, fasten the elastic with either hand sewing or stapling shut.

Step 6: Cover the stapled area or hand sewn area with tulle

Step 7: For top spider skirt, thread ¼ inch elastic through the holes and fasten with either hand stitching or staples.  This is the top skirt for the black widow.

Spider for the Dress

Supplies: Red tulle, crystal stickers, fabric glue. All materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Step 1: Find a picture of a spider on the internet.

Step 2: Use a plastic grocery bag taped to the monitor to trace the spider onto the plastic bag. 

Step 3: Once it is traced, tape to a table and put red tulle on top of the bag, making sure it covers the black spider. Use the crystal stickers to stick to the tulle to create the spider.

 Step 4: Use fabric glue to stick the spider to the dress.

DIY Black Widow Costume

Spiderweb Wings

Supplies: 2 spider webs, black spray paint, glitter spray, black tulle, hot glue gun and glue, fabric glue, bag of cobwebs, black elastic, small 1” squares of black fabric.

Step 1: Lay bag down and place spider web onto bag. Spray with black spray paint. All materials from Ben Franklin Crafts and Frames in Redmond.

Step 2: Once the webs are dry, lay on flat surface and place black tulle over top of the web making sure the whole web is covered by tulle.

Step 3: Using a hot glue gun, glue all the major seams of the web to the tulle.

Step 4: Once cooled, take web outside and spray with glitter glue.  Tip: use cobwebs to add to the spider web.

Step 5: Cut spider shape out of the tulle

Step 6: Cut six 1” patches of fabric and lay in three places on the top of the wings. Lay one piece down put tulle on top and then glue the other piece down on top to sandwich the tulle.

Step 7: Cut small slit in the fabric and slide the elastic through to create the armbands.

 Step 8: Hand sew elastic shut to fit child’s arm.  Attach web slightly to the dress using fabric glue Tip: If you want to add interest, use some cob webs on the cobweb wings.

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 Happy DIY Halloween!




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