DIY Bank Robber Halloween Costume Tutorial

Bank Robber Halloween Costume

It’s almost Halloween, and if you’re just realizing that like I am, today’s project might be just what you need ;). Whether you need a quick couples’ costume or an idea for your kids and their friends, this DIY Bank Robber costume tutorial will get you ready for Halloween in no time!

Bank Robber Halloween Costume

One of my favorite things about this costume is how easy it is to wear – alllmost as easy as our DIY Ugly Halloween Sweaters, and definitely tied with our DIY Cactus Costume. And as a bonus, you will likely have many of the parts needed in your closet already!

Bank Robber Halloween Costume

Less time putting a costume together = more time for, well, everything else in life, hehe.

Bank Robber Halloween Costume

Let’s get to work!

Bank Robber Halloween Costume

Bank Robber Costume Supplies (for each costume unless otherwise noted):
(affiliate links provided below)
Black and white striped T-shirt or sweater
Black pants and shoes
Black finger gloves
Black hat or beanie
Medium canvas tote bag
Moneybag appliqué material – black felt (if stitching appliqué to bag) – 1/4yd (enough for 2 appliqués) OR can use iron-on Vinyl and a cutting machine
Black felt – 1/8yd (for mask) (enough for 2 masks)
Black fold over elastic
Wonder Tape (optional)
basic sewing supplies – thread, pins, scissors, etc

Download the FREE MASK AND MONEYBAG APPLIQUE PATTERNS HERE. Print the pattern pages at 100% (make sure printer is not set to scale). Bank Robber Halloween Costume

To make mask, use pattern provided to cut pieces from felt. Cut enough elastic to comfortably fit around the head (pin to mask to determine length). Bank Robber Halloween Costume

Use Wonder Tape to hold mask pieces together, and pin one elastic end to each side of mask, sandwiching between felt layers.  Bank Robber Halloween Costume

Stitch around outside of mask, 1/8” from edges, and backstitching at sides where elastic is attached for added strength. Stitch around eye holes, 1/8” from edges. 

To make moneybag, use pattern piece provided to cut felt or heat transfer vinyl from.

If using felt, pin appliqué to bag, centering. Stitch 1/8” from edge of felt around all edges to secure in place. If using iron-on, remove negative iron-on and center on bag. Use a press cloth and cotton setting (no steam) to adhere iron-on to bag (press approximately 45-60sec per section). Remove plastic and let cool. Bank Robber Halloween Costume Bank Robber Halloween Costume Bank Robber Halloween Costume

Put on your striped shirt, black pants, shoes, gloves, hat, and mask, and grab your bag, and you’re set! Happy Halloween! Bank Robber Halloween Costume

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