DIY Last Minute Halloween Costume | Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

October 25, 2019

Looking for an easy Halloween costume that you can make the night before Halloween? Maybe you are looking for a costume that you can wear with your regular clothes to take the kids trick-or-treating or a costume to wear to work?

This Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds costume ticks all the boxes! It’s easy to make even the night before Halloween & it’s a little quirky which is always fun! And of course, it’s a perfect costume for Beatles fans! But, also non-fans too 🙂

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“Follow her down to a bridge by a fountain
Where rocking horse people eat marshmallow pies
Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers
That grow so incredibly high

Newspaper taxis appear on the shore
Waiting to take you away
Climb in the back with your head in the clouds
And you’re gone”

This costume can be super comfortable and/or a perfect office appropriate Halloween costume choice. You can wear it with a star sweater or shirt if you have one already or want to buy one, but you can just as easily pair it with an all-black outfit. I wore a star sweater from ModCloth with black pants and black ballet flats.

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To make this Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds costume you will need:

  • Heavy weight colored paper – I found my paper at Michaels
  • Wire (24 gauge pictured)
  • Plastic Headband
  • Felt
  • Poster board (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Double-side tape
  • X-Acto knife (if using poster board for clouds)

If you’re crafty you may already have all or most of these materials which would practically make this a FREE costume, but if you need a couple of items most of these are pretty reasonably priced. You could have a Halloween costume for less than $10 probably!

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Step 1: Get your materials ready and download and print the stars and diamonds headpiece template for your DIY headpiece.  I chose to use 3 different colors for my stars because I found paper colors that matched well, but you could also do 1 color for all the stars or more than 3 colors. Heavy white cardstock with colored pencils would also work for the stars. After your stars and diamonds are printed, cut them out.

Step 2: Add wire to your headband and tape each shape onto the wire with both a front and back side using the double-sided tape.

Step 3: Use this free printable Lucy name template so everyone will know you’re Lucy for the nightJ. Cut out the letters from the template and tape them onto your piece of felt. Then, cut out the letters in the felt & tape them to the shirt you will wear for the costume.

Step 4: Optional clouds. I thought holding clouds sounded fun for the picture, but it might be annoying if you are at work or out trick-or-treating. If you want to have clouds, I cut mine out of poster board with an X-Acto knife and then drew on the outlines with a thick sharpie.

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This costume is easy to wear since it’s primarily a Halloween costume topper with some letters to spell out Lucy on your shirt with a couple of optional clouds!

Happy costume making!