DIY Lilo Costume for Halloween

How will you pick out the perfect costume for all the fun Halloween activities this month? Are you trick-or-treating or going to a fall festival? What about Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disney World or Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Disneyland?

DIY Lilo Costume for Halloween

If you are looking for an easy and cheap DIY costume, then this post is for you. This Lilo costume costs under $10 and is super cute.Need a costume for Halloween? We've got an easy DIY one! Check out our tutorial for this DIY Lilo & Stitch inspired costume, and then make your own today!

Supplies Needed

DIY Lilo Costume for HalloweenYou will need a red shirt, two yards of flannel fabric, elastic, and a headband. Don’t forget to grab your scissors and glue gun too.


First, make the leaf templates. You will need two. One bigger template for the skirt and one small template for the headpiece, bracelets, and anklets. I made mine out of cardboard. You can get the exact measurements by using a ruler, but I just held it up to my little Lilo to make sure it was the length I needed.

Next, fold your fabric in half. Trace your leaf template up against the folded side. This is so two leaves are attached. The exact amount you will need for the skirt depends on the size of the person the costume is intended for. I ended up with approximately 60 small leaf cutouts and 20 big cutouts.DIY Lilo Costume for HalloweenThen, start cutting. When you are finished your leaves should look like this.DIY Lilo Costume for HalloweenMeasure how much elastic you will need for the waist, wrists, and ankles. I just hot glued my elastic, but you could sew them.

You will be tying your leaf cutouts around the elastic. The big leaves go around the waist elastic for the skirt. The small leaves are for the bracelets and anklets. Make sure you cover the entire area. You don’t want any of the white elastic showing. DIY Lilo Costume for HalloweenSave some small leaves for your headband too.DIY Lilo Costume for Halloween

Bonus Tips

Make the leaf templates bigger than you think you will need. It’s better to be too big than too small.DIY Lilo Costume for Halloween If you run out of elastic, you could use ponytail holders. Make sure they aren’t too tight on the wrist though.

The most time consuming part is the cutting. Try not to do the cutting all at once so it doesn’t seem so bad.DIY Lilo Costume for HalloweenTry it all on, add in your red shirt, and that’s it. You now have all the accessories you need for the perfect Lilo hula skirt costume. Grab Stitch and have fun trick-or-treating!

Thanks to our contributor, Beth, for this awesome DIY post and photos!