10-Minute How-To: Giant Eyeball Halloween Costume

10-Minute How-To: Giant Eyeball Halloween Costume

Katie Holdefehr
Oct 4, 2016

All eyes will be on you when you walk into the Halloween party wearing this oversized peeper. Inexpensive supplies—a styrofoam ball, some felt, card stock, and a fascinator base—mean that the total cost of this costume comes to less than 20 bucks. Add a dramatic lip using makeup you already own and nail art using polishes from your stash, and you've got yourself the cheapest-chicest costume in the room.

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What You'll Need:

  • 6-inch Smooth Styrofoam Ball, $7, from Michaels
  • 2" and 4" condiment bowls
  • Green and black felt, 12" by 12" pieces
  • White chalk
  • Black card stock
  • White fascinator base, $5, from Fancy Goods
  • Hot glue gun and sticks
  • Metal hair clip or hair comb

More about fascinators and — importantly — how to attach them to your head!

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1. Place a small condiment bowl upside down on black felt. Using chalk or a white pen, trace around the perimeter of the bowl to create the pupil; cut out. Trace the larger prep bowl onto green felt to make the iris; cut out.

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2. Hot glue the iris to the center of the styrofoam ball. Adhere the pupil on top.

3. Cut out 5 1/2-inch-by-3-inch pieces of card stock. Fold a small flap on one end of each piece and hot-glue to the top of the eye. Hot glue the eye to the fascinator base with a generous amount of hot glue.

4. Hot-glue a metal hair clip to the underside of the fascinator, or stitch a small hair comb in place. When securing to your head, tuck in a few bobby pins for extra support.

Pair With:

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Many thanks to Spoonflower for the blue sky backdrop, which is available as wallpaper, gift wrap & fabric from Koalalady's shop.

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