10-Minute How-To: Giant Eyeball Halloween Costume

updated May 3, 2019
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Halloween DIY: Eyeball Fascinator

All eyes will be on you when you walk into the Halloween party wearing this oversized peeper. Inexpensive supplies—a styrofoam ball, some felt, card stock, and a fascinator base—mean that the total cost of this costume comes to less than 20 bucks. Add a dramatic lip using makeup you already own and nail art using polishes from your stash, and you’ve got yourself the cheapest-chicest costume in the room.

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What You’ll Need:

  • 6-inch Smooth Styrofoam Ball, $7, from Michaels
  • 2″ and 4″ condiment bowls
  • Green and black felt, 12″ by 12″ pieces
  • White chalk
  • Black card stock
  • White fascinator base, $5, from Fancy Goods
  • Hot glue gun and sticks
  • Metal hair clip or hair comb
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1. Place a small condiment bowl upside down on black felt. Using chalk or a white pen, trace around the perimeter of the bowl to create the pupil; cut out. Trace the larger prep bowl onto green felt to make the iris; cut out.

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2. Hot glue the iris to the center of the styrofoam ball. Adhere the pupil on top.

3. Cut out 5 1/2-inch-by-3-inch pieces of card stock. Fold a small flap on one end of each piece and hot-glue to the top of the eye. Hot glue the eye to the fascinator base with a generous amount of hot glue.

4. Hot-glue a metal hair clip to the underside of the fascinator, or stitch a small hair comb in place. When securing to your head, tuck in a few bobby pins for extra support.

Pair With:

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Many thanks to Spoonflower for the blue sky backdrop, which is available as wallpaper, gift wrap & fabric from Koalalady’s shop.