This is a perfect family costume! It was relatively simple to create and isn’t a costume that would look weird after Halloween!
A full step-by-step tutorial and video for you to achieve the cutest minimalist bluey costumes! I’ve got options for every member of the family.
DIYs are some of my favorite things to do so make sure to check out my page for all sorts of tutorials and fun things. Another costume you may be interested in is this coco costume and the coco guitar!
My favorite types of costumes are ones that can be repurposed and used after Halloween. I like them to look more like character clothing! These costumes are going to be perfect all winter and I know my son is excited to wear his Bluey hoodie to school even after October.
These costumes are really rather simple, so don’t be intimidated by the amount of instruction I have here! Every detail is optional. You could add more too! You can add some ears which would be so cute, but I personally was trying to avoid using a sewing machine too much.
There are technically five costumes here. All of them were done in slight variations. My instructions will be for the way I found it to be easiest which is using fusible adhesive to attach the parts!
The clothes I used can be found here:
This is a perfect family costume! It was relatively simple to create and isn't a costume that would look weird after Halloween!
- Hoodie (or other sweater set. You could even use a t shirt if you'd like!)
- Light Blue Felt
- Dark Blue felt
- (if you are doing bingo you need tan/off white felt)
- White iron on
- Black iron on
- Iron (or easy press)
- Fusible Adhesive
- Fabric Scissors
- Pen or chalk
- Use a piece of paper to draw out the shape of the pocket use
a pen or chalk to trace the pattern
- You can see in the video, I folded the fabric in half and did the two
halves at the same time, so they matched
- Cut along the traced line
- Adjust the shape as needed for a better fit by trimming the
- Cut a piece of paper the width of the sleeve cuffs and cut
two matching strips of felt
- For the added details of the circles and eyes, you can cut them by eye or use my Cricut cut files. Click here for the eyes and click here for the dots.
- To attach your felt, use fusible fabric spray. Spray an even
coat and allow it to dry. Iron the pieces for 30-40 seconds and allow them to cool
If your sweater does not have a pocket, create your own
shape by using a piece of paper.
Fold the paper (or draw the outline) of a rectangle to fit
the width of your shirt
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Scotch Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive Spray, Bonds to Fabric, Cardboard, Plastic, Metal, Wood, Felt, and More, 10.7 Ounces (7716)
Professional Tailor Scissors 10 inch - Heavy Duty Sewing Fabric Scissors for Leather Cutting Industrial Sharp Shears Home Office Artists Students Tailors Dressmakers
Acrylic Felt Fabric Taupe 1 Yard- 72" Wide by 36" Long Craft Felt
HTVRONT HTV Vinyl Rolls
Cricut Maker Machine, Champagne
Cricut EasyPress 2 Heat Press Machine (9" x 9")
Gildan Youth Hooded Sweatshirt
Women's Two Piece Tracksuit Set
Hanes Men's Ultimate Cotton Heavyweight Pullover
Toddler Sweatsuits (Solid Color-Caramel)
If you would like specifics of how each of the costumes differs I have them listed here!
Bluey Dad Costume
Bluey’s dad has white/yellow over his light blue belly. I just cut the same light tan I used for mum’s costume the same size as the pocket, then cut it a bit smaller so you can still see the light blue under the tan.
Dad also has a big dark blue spot on his back with cute little light blue lines for hair. I created this cut file here with the dots and the hair. I used my Cricut Maker for this to cut the fabric of the dots then used Iron-on for the lines and used my iron to put them on.
Dad’s eyes have light blue eyebrows. Here is the cut file for the eyes.
Bluey has three smaller dark blue dots on his sides. Two on one side one on the other. The dots cut file has these dots sized to an XS youth hoodie.
Bluey’s eyes have light blue eyebrows. Here is the cut file for the eyes.
Bingo has three smaller dots in tan on her back. Her eyebrows match the same color. The bingo costumes I have here didn’t have hoods so I didn’t use the eye-cut file for this one!
Bluey’s Mum’s Costume
If you make these costumes or a variation thereof, please tag me!! I can’t wait to see all the Bluey families!!