If I have to critique the unicorn costume I made for baby Allie, I’d say that her horn is too big for her little head. Other than that, what she’s wearing is comfy and whimsical, and thankfully, she does not have the ability to criticize the way she’s been dressed. And unicorns? They are on trend.
What you need to make a baby unicorn costume
A pair of white pajamas or plain white outfit was my blank canvas.
As an aside, I received this (below) graphic in a promo email from DoodlePants, so if you like the hoodie with built-in unicorn ears, order from Amazon.
I’m not really into having an emblem of what one is dressing up as on the chest of the costume. It reminds me of store-bought costumes from the 80s. A kid would wear a plastic Garfield mask and then a plastic oversized smock with a picture of Garfield on the torso. WHY?
Ok, back to the DIY unicorn, here are all the pieces of the unicorn costume building up from the white bodysuit.
First the horn, as this is the only tricky part of the costume. I purchased gold sticky-back foam and cut an 8×10 sheet of it into a quarter circle.
I quickly realized that if I peeled the sticky back off of it and folded it into a cone, the entire inside of the cone would be sticky and attract any hair that Allie has on her head, so I placed a sheet of scrap paper inside, cutting it so that only the strip that I needed to adhere to the other side of the horn would be exposed.
I punched holes in two sides, near the bottom edge, and then used a pipe cleaner to attach the horn to a headband, which I then wrapped with a length of a mini-feather boa.
For Allie’s simple unicorn tail, I safety pinned another length of glittery boa.
And that’s it! She even looks pretty happy with her glittery magical self.
[All photos by Heather & Whitney, the rookie moms, all rights reserved]