DIY Halloween Circus Family: Lion Costume

Check out the other full projects here: ringleaderclown for momclown for dad, and strong man. All by Megan Zietz!

Lion Hero

What you need


What you need

Let's Get Started

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Step 1

On the first yellow cotton shirt, trace and cut a large half circle from the collar to mid-chest on both sides (it should resemble a dickey). 

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Step 2

Next, cut ½” to 1” vertical pieces up to the collar on the front and back. 

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Step 3

Repeat with orange t-shirt. 

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Step 4

Reserve the last yellow cotton t-shirt to wear underneath. 

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Step 5

For The Ears: 

Cut two small half circle pieces (about 2”) pieces of cardboard to create the ear base.

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Step 6

Next, from the yellow and orange scrap pieces, cut 2 ½ - 3” pieces to cover the cardboard.

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Step 7

Glue the yellow on first and then the orange over it (after you attach the yellow ears to the headband. 

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Step 8

Now glue the ears to the headband. 

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Step 9

Glue the orange pieces to the yellow. Optional: Add a couple fringe pieces to the top of the headband. 

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Step 10

You can wear the mane two ways: either layered around the neck or on the head with the headband. Both are adorable! 

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