M&M's® Costume

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M&M's Costume
Ages preschooler

This Halloween kids can get dressed up as one of their favorite candy treats with this homemade M&M's® costume.

Download M&M's® Costume Template

What you'll need

  • M&M's® package
  • Yellow canvas fabric (amount depends on size of the child, see below)
  • Matching gold felt
  • Brown and white felt fabric
  • Scissors
  • Permanent black marker
  • Heavy weight sew-on or fusible lining
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Fabric glue and hot glue
  • Pattern for lettering
Helpful Tip:

Have your kid wear patterned tights or pants with contrasting colors to add some special flair to this look. Choose a long-sleeved brown shirt to wear underneath the outfit. Girls will look cute with their hair tied into pigtails with some satin yellow ribbon.

How to make it

  1. Measure from child's shoulders to knee to obtain length of material needed. Take that number and add about 1 inch for seam allowances.  To get the fabric width, measure the width of the shoulders on one of your child's shirts. Add about 6" to that number.

  2. On a folded piece of medium weight yellow cotton fabric, mark the dimensions of the rectangle.  

  3. Find the middle of the width and then draw a slight arch about 9" long along the left side of the fabric. This will be the neck hole. (See photo.)  

  4. Cut the pattern so you have two identical pieces. Example - we ended up with two pieces of fabric that were 25" high x 18 ½" wide.  

  5. Pin the fabric together down the sides with a ½" seam, leaving a 7" arm holes on both sides. NOTE: Start the armholes 2 to 3" down from the neck. (See photo.)  

  6. Sew the side seams and the seams up to the neck hole.  

  7. To keep the costume stiff along the bottom front edge, stitch or iron a 3" high piece of lining material to run along the inside of the front  yellow fabric. (See photo.)  

  8. Flip the costume inside out so the "good" side is now showing and the seams are hidden inside.  

  9. Using the patterns, cut out two "m"s, one "&" and one "s" on brown felt. Cut a small ¾" x ½" rectangle for the apostrophe.  

  10. Using the real M&M's® package as a reference, lay out the letters on the white fabric so they spell out the name of the candy and then draw a ½" outline around them. Then cut out the white fabric. (See photo.)  

  11. Glue the white felt down onto the yellow fabric so it is kitty-cornered from left to right.  (See photo.)  

  12. Glue the brown felt "m&m's" letters onto the white felt. (See photo.)  

  13. Cut the gold felt into 3" strips.  Hot glue the felt to the top and bottom edge of the costume, gathering it 1/4" every 1/2" as you go.  When the glue is cool, cut triangles into the felt to create the serrated look on the ends of the M&M's® package. (See photo.)  

  14. When glue is dry, trace the white felt and brown letters with black indelible marker so it matches the M&M's® package.  Copy the writing from the package freehand onto the costume. (See photo.)  

  15. (Optional) If you want to make your costume extra tasty, cut out a peanut shape from tan felt, write "Peanut" on it, and glue it to the yellow fabric just above the first "m."  (See photo.)  

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