No Sew Tie Dye Skeleton Costume

By Beth Watson

I can remember creating my Halloween costumes when I was a kid with my Mom and Dad out of found objects from around the house. These were more memorable and special than all of the store bought costumes combined!

The inspiration for the Tie Dye Skeleton was definitely the Kunin® Eco-fi® Printzfelt™ Tie Dye Felt! This costume is a bit of a mash up – two ideas merged together – a cute as can be hot pink Skeleton and a rainbow Tie Dyed Hippie!

Halloween is just around the corner, so it’s time to plan and create your costumes NOW!


Here’s what you will need:

  • Kunin® Eco-fi® Printzfelt™ 9” x 12” Craft Cuts Tie Dye (4-6)
  • Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue
  • Skeleton Patterns
  • White Paper; Permanent Marker; Scissors; Long Sleeve Shirt and matching Leggings (or sweat shirt and sweat pants); Safety Pins

Here’s how to make it:

Download and print Skeleton patterns HERE. Cut out, trace onto chipboard and then cut out again.

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Trace Rib Cage (1); Pelvis (1); Knee Cap (2); Long Leg Bone (2); Medium Leg Bone (2) and Small Arm Bone (4) on to back of Eco-fi® Printzfelt™ Tie Dye with a permanent marker and cut out with scissors. TIP: Each Craft Cut has a different tie dye image on it, so move the patterns around until you are pleased with the color placement on each pattern piece.

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Dress child in shirt and leggings, then safety pin the cut felt pieces in the correct place.

Cut and insert plain white paper inside the shirt and leggings to prevent the layers from becoming glued together. Attach each felt piece in place with Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue. Let dry overnight. This glue is specially formulated for felt AND it is machine washable in the gentle cycle – SCORE!


Pick up some fun Hippie inspired accessories at your local party store to complete the look!


Mix and match characters and themes to create your own handmade and homemade Halloween costumes with your kids – crafting memories that will stay with them for life!

You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin Eco-fi Classicfelt; Eco-fiPlus™ Premiumfelt and ShaggiChic non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.

Thanks for stopping by! -Beth