Easy No-Sew Kids Lion Halloween Costume

Easy last minute, no-sew kids Lion Halloween Costume at anightowlblog.com | #kids #halloween #costumes  Hi friends! Halloween is RIGHT around the corner, eeek! Do you have your costumes all buttoned up and ready to go? We shared some fun Gator Boys Costumes we made for our boys a few weeks back, but just in case you need another fun and EASY last-minute, no-sew costume, we have one for you today – a Kids Lion Halloween Costume! All adorable child photography credit goes out to our FAVORITE Phoenix Family Photographer Stacey of Dream Photography Studio (she rocks!).

What you’ll need:

  • Yellow shirt
  • Yarn (fluffy, multi-colored yarn works best!)
  • Scissors
  • Brown eyeliner (or Halloween face make-up)

And the steps:

  1. Simply wrap rounds of yarn around your fingers, like you’re making a yarn pom-pom!
  2. Tie a length of yarn around the rounds of yarn to secure.
  3. Cut across the rounds of yarn on the opposite side and fluff.
  4. Repeat this step, making plenty of yarn “pom-poms” for the mane!

Easy last minute, no-sew kids Lion Halloween Costume at anightowlblog.com | #kids #halloween #costumes

Once you’re done with the poms:

  1. Now braid 6 lengths of yarn to create a thick headband that you’ll use to tie the mane on. You’ll want to make sure that it’s long enough once braided to tie around your child’s head.
  2. Tie off each end of the braided cord.
  3. Starting from the middle of the cord, attach the yarn pom-poms by simply tying them to the cord.

Easy last minute, no-sew kids Lion Halloween Costume at anightowlblog.com | #kids #halloween #costumes

And voila! You have one easy, FLUFFY lion’s mane for one easy no-sew Lion Halloween Costume!

Easy last minute, no-sew Lion's Mane Halloween Costume at anightowlblog.com | #kids #halloween #costumes

Then you just tie that fun little mane onto your child, add a nose and some whiskers (I just used my brown eyeliner) and you’re done! Isn’t he the CUTEST?!

Easy last minute, no-sew kids Lion Halloween Costume at anightowlblog.com | #kids #halloween #costumes

Easy last minute, no-sew kids Lion Halloween Costume at anightowlblog.com | #kids #halloween #costumes

I don’t think I’ve ever heard so many ROARS in my life. If you have animal lovers like my kiddos, you should definitely give this last-minute Lion Halloween Costume a try! If you’ve got yarn and some eyeliner, you can pull it together in no time. And that’s a good thing – since we’re almost out of time! Thanks again to Stacey of Dream Photography Studio for the awesome shots of my big guy!


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Kimberly Sneed
Hi, I'm Kimberly! A working mom, wife to my best friend and mother to three adorable boys. By day I work in social media and by night I attempt to make our house a home. I enjoy all things creative and love to share my adventures with you!
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  1. Marisa says

    Used this to make a lions mane for my husband. Only thing I changed, was placing the yarn on a hoodie. Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Catherine says

    Genius! What a great and simple idea. My two year old has been invited to a jungle themed party where fancy dress is optional. This is perfect, he’ll feel like a proper lion if he wants to and can revert to being himself whenever he likes! (& I won’t mind if it comes off as I’ve not spent days making it!) I’ve also used your platted wool idea with a pompom on the end to make him a tail. Thank you so much for the idea.

  3. says

    Kimberly,” you rock”! it took me three hours to put this together. The longest effort was on the yellow tee! I ‘m a 1st time mom with limited time. I nearly leaped over the moon when it all came together… our lil Judiah the Lion turned out so awesome and my 3yr old loved it too!

  4. Shea says

    I absolutely love this and am using this for one of my twin girls this year. Do you remember which yarn you used? And just one spool or package? Thanks so much!


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