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She’s Crafty Halloween: DIY DJ Lance Rock!


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Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love any reason to have to put a costume together. This year for Halloween, I am DJing a costume party Sweet 16 the night before All Hallows Eve, and and a proper Halloween party the night of. Since I’m going to be behind the tables I decided to look the part and go as DJ Lance Rock from Yo Gabba Gabba!

Supplies Needed:

  • Orange Faux Fur or Fleece (I used fleece)
  • Orange Top (I used a thermal shirt)
  • Orange Bottom (I used leggings)
  • Yellow fabric or felt (I used fleece)
  • White fabric or felt (I used felt)
  • Black Thick Plastic Rimmed Glasses
  • Needle & Thread (or sewing machine if you’ve got one)
  • Scissors
  • Fabric Glue
  • Measuring Tape and/or Yardstick
  • Card stock (I used some junk mail)
Trace Existing Hat, Sew Up and Make Templates For Bursts

Trace Existing Hat, Sew Up and Make Templates For Bursts

I started by creating the hat. I folded my fleece so It was 4 pieces thick, because I wanted the hat to be a little more sturdy than the fleece was. I pinned them together to secure them and then I used an existing hat that I had as a basic template, adding an inch to either side for seam allowance. I also made it a little bit taller because I wanted the hat to be bigger. I traced the shape I wanted onto the fleece using a pencil, and cut it out, and then hand stiched around the edges making sure I went through all 4 pieces of fleece. When it was complete, I turned it inside out, so the stitching did not show.

I also cut out two templates for the dual layer burst on the hat, using some junk mail that was kind of stiff. I  pinned the templates to the fleece and felt, traced the templates onto the white and yellow fleece and cut them out.

Cut Out Bursts And Glue To Hat

Cut Out Bursts And Glue To Hat

and I glued them to the hat.

Pin Felt To Shirt, Trace Collar, Draw Strips and Cut Out

Pin Felt To Shirt, Trace Collar, Draw Strips and Cut Out

To make my top, I placed a piece of my felt on top of my shirt and pinned it in place. I felt around for the shape of the entire collar of the shirt and traced it with a pencil. Next I used my yardstick to create straight lines down the felt with my pencil for the stripes. Once the felt was marked, I unpinned it from the shirt, and began to cut it out.

Tracing The Yellow Stripe Using The Discarded Middle

Tracing The Yellow Stripe Using The Discarded Middle

I used the discarded middle of my collar/stripes piece of felt to create 1 stripe on my yellow fleece, by pinning it down and tracing it. Once I cut it out, I folded that strip in half lengthwise, pinned it to itself, and cut it in half so it was two pieces.

Glue The Stripes To The Shirt

Glue The Stripes To The Shirt

I placed the stripe and collar in the correct place on the shirt and pinned it in place, and then added the yellow thinner stripe next to it. Then I got to gluing, removing the pins as I secured the felt and fleece to the shirt with the glue.

Write ROCK And Glue Down The Belt

Write ROCK And Glue Down The Belt

Next I cut another wide piece of white felt to make a belt. I kinda winged it, but made sure it was long enough to wrap around the shirt completely. I took a sharpie and wrote ROCK on middle of the belt, pinned it in place, and glued it to the shirt as well.

Faux Cazals Ready To Roll

Faux Cazals Ready To Roll

I got my glasses ready, put on my orange leggings and…..

Complete! Now Breakitdown!

Complete! Now Breakitdown!

TADA! DJ Lance Rock!

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10 Responses to “She’s Crafty Halloween: DIY DJ Lance Rock!”

  1. Valerie Valerie says:

    This is such an awesome costume!!! I love it!!

  2. Sarah says:

    Seriously. I love you. LOVE. Can I be your Nathaniel? B/c I like to Daaaaaaaance!

  3. Sistargirl Leilanie says:

    YAY!!!!!! I LOVE IT!

  4. Ana Ana says:

    SUPER CUTE! I LOVE IT!

  5. Gee Gee says:

    That is some hot shit!

  6. DenzelWSa says:

    Good morning, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! A little late..!!

  7. Valissa says:

    work it girl!!!

  8. Melanie says:

    Nice work!! You’re totally inspiring me– I’m making a DJ Lance costume for my husband (I’ll be working on a version of Foofa for me) for Burning Man 2010. Thanks for the tips! :)

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