Saturday, October 29, 2016

Kids Halloween Costume - The Making of Rain Cloud (with Rainbow & Lightning) Costumes

Rain Cloud Costumes with Rainbow & Lightning

Now that Shern is 7 and Khye is 4, both of them are big enough to know that Halloween is approaching. Besides that, their schools and classes are having Halloween party and so they each requested for a Halloween costume.

Halloween to my kids are just a fun day to dress up to their favourite current thing, and not about scary ghosts or eerie stuff, although they do link Halloween to pumpkins and bats.

Just like the previous years, I indulged my kids into making their dreams come true. (as best as I could!).
Nothing beats their smiles when they see their dreams turn real into a 3D! 
And also is a fun craft session with the kids too!

Anyway, Khye is into this rainbow obsession. (Remember his recent 4th Rainbow birthday party?) 
Yes, my Khye is still very much into rainbows and so he requested for a Rainbow costume.
Me, on the other hand sucks at sewing and I didn't want to make a cardboard rainbow and so after looking at Pinterests, I persuaded Khye to settle for a Rain Cloud Rainbow costume.

To my relief, Khye was very game and excited to be dressed as a Rain Cloud Rainbow!

Based on this costume I saw on Pinterest for inspiration, I gathered the materials. 



> Find a hat with a brim.
> Some polyster batting/cotton wool
> Blue felt
> Blue yarn
> Strong Glue
> Cloth Scissors

I went to Daiso and Mr. DIY and some party shops but couldn't find any wide brimmed party hats. So I settled for this hat that Khye used for his kindy concert.

Glue the polyster batting onto the hat. I did that by adding the polyster batting in small clumps, and then slowly build it up until it covered the whole hat.

Next, fold your felt into half so that you are cutting two layers of the raindrops at the same time. You need them identical so that you could stick them together onto the yarn strings. 

Cut the yarn strings into the length that will suit your kid. I varied the length. Some I had it short and some long. Some yarn strings I glued one rain drop, some two and even three for the longer strings.

 Next, glue the strings onto the hat brim and make sure they are covered by the polyster batting.

Once you are done, it should look like this.

Cut out the lighting or the rainbow shape to add onto your cloud.
The rainbow I had Khye coloured it himself because he so love drawing and colouring rainbows!

This is optional but because Khye requested for a rainbow and so I added a rainbow on the cloud for Khye, and a lightning for Shern.
Tada, these are how they look like.


Shern saw how cute and fun Khye and I had making it and he wanted one too. (He initially requested for another Halloween costume. More about that later!).

And so I got this bigger and old, wide-brimmed hat from Min-yee and used that to make one for Shern too.

The same method applies and I got this done for Shern too.

So these 2 boys of mine are the proud owners of the Rain Cloud costumes.

I love their very happy expressions when they try on their costumes. 

Both of them were sharing a joke and they were so tickled over it they couldn't stop laughing as they modeled in their costumes for me. 
It is so nice to have a sibling to share your joke, isn't it?

And I kept on clicking the camera because I love their very happy expressions. 

Khye then wore the costume to one of his class' party. 

Khye with some of his teachers there.
They love him there and they loved his costume too. ;)

Khye with some of his friends in their witch and superheroes costumes. 

A very happy Khye came home with lotsa goodies and even a prize for having the most creative costume!
Of course he was very happy!

A litte teary face because he was having a crying fit just a minute ago before this photo was taken. haha. 
He loves his prize and couldn't wait to start colouring it. 
He was very happy with his candies and shared them with his brother so generously.  

 The result of eating the halloween coloured lollipop. Ewwww....hahaha

That's all for now, 
This post is the tutorial to make your own Easy No-Sew Rain Cloud Costume.

Next, is the costume of Shern's choice. And that one his beloved Pho-pho made most of it as I suck at sewing. 
So stay tuned for the blog post of Shern's costume of choice!

To see more of our previous Kid-Friendly Halloween Costumes, click below

Harry Potter Costume

Rain Cloud Costume

Dragon Cape and Mask Costume

Titanic Costumes

Jet Packs Costumes

Train Costume

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