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Have you ever wanted to make a sun costume? Well now you can! A Halloween costume that you will never forget.


  1. Select some solid cardboard for making the costume from. It should be large enough for your torso region or the torso region of the costume wearer. It should be sturdy enough for wearing (you don’t want it flopping over).
  2. Cut out two circles that are wider than your torso. Draw the circles first, then use a craft knife on a safe cutting surface to cut out the circles.
    Cut out two circles Step 2.jpg
  3. Poke two holes on the top of each circle. Use a pencil or the end of scissors to make the holes.
    Poke two holes Step 3.jpg
  4. Lace twine (or other strong rope) through the holes you just made. Tie one end around the hole and leave the other end dangling. Be sure to use good lengths of twine or rope (see next step).
    Lace twine Step 4.jpg
  5. Tie both sides of the rope to the other piece of cardboard so that the pieces of cardboard are connected. However, leave enough space in between for your body, as one circle will sit on your back, one on your front. The twine or rope sits over your shoulders, so keep this in mind when deciding on the final length.
    Tie both sides Step 5.jpg
  6. Create the sun’s rays. Using leftover pieces of cardboard, cut out shapes that resemble stylized depictions of the sun’s rays.
    Create the sun's rays Step 6.jpg
  7. Glue or staple these rays around each circle. If gluing on, allow to dry before proceeding to the next step.
    Glue or staple Step 7.jpg
  8. Paint each circle the colors of the sun. Mostly yellow but some orange and red touches to heat it up are fine.
    Paint each circle Step 8.jpg
  9. If you want your sun to have character, draw eyes and a smile on the front circle.
    If you want your sun Step 9.jpg
  10. Allow the entire piece to dry.
    Allow the entire piece to dry Step 10.jpg
  11. Dress in all yellow (or orange/red) clothing.
    Dress in all yellow Step 11.jpg
  12. Put your neck through the top of the hole like your putting on a shirt. You’re ready to hit the streets as the sun!
    Put your neck through Step 12.jpg


  • Supervise children cutting cardboard as it’s easy to slip or get frustrated.

[Edit]Things You’ll Need

  • Sturdy cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Twine or rope
  • Paints (yellow, orange, red)
  • Stapler or hot glue gun

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