Snow Monster Costume

Mittens and a hooded sweatshirt will keep your kiddie warm while you're trick-or-treating!

What You'll Need

Snow monster costume Thayer Allyson Gowdy

  • Scissors
  • 8' to 9' white marabou-feather trim ($4 per yd.; joann.com)
  • 6' white ostrich-feather trim ($15 for 1 yd.; moodfabrics.com)
  • White sweatpants
  • White hooded sweatshirt
  • Hot-glue gun and glue sticks
  • 12" square light-blue felt
  • 12" square orange felt
  • 12" square yellow felt
  • Template, printer
  • 1/2 yd. white felt
  • 3/4" elastic (cut into two 4"-long pieces)
  • White mittens

    Make It

    1. Cut lengths of marabou- and ostrich-feather trims, wide enough to cover the front of pants, front and arms of sweatshirt, and around front edge of hood. Hot-glue in rows, alternating trim styles.
    2. Find templates for eyes and ears at parents.com/snow-monster. Cut out and hot-glue felt eyes and ears to hood. Use a bit of marabou in center of each ear.
    3. Cut and hot-glue a strip of zigzag-cut white felt "teeth" to underside of hood brim.
    4. To make feet, cut two ovals (large enough to cover your child's shoes) from white felt. Cut zigzag shapes from light-blue felt to make claws; hot-glue to front of foot. Attach ends of 4"-long elastic to side of felt round to keep cover in place on shoe; repeat to make other elastic and round.
    5. For hands, glue light-blue felt claws to white mittens.

    Originally published in the October 2014 issue of Parents magazine.