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5-Star Buys: A Make-Your-Own Monster Mask

by Jackie Buddie

Oct 8, 2019

Discover the DIY kids’ costume that’s helping crafty parents everywhere make Halloween a smash hit.

A child wearing a hand-sewn monster mask created from an Imaginary Tail sewing pattern.
Photo by: ImaginaryTail

In our 5-Star Buys series we spotlight popular Etsy items that recently struck a chord with shoppers—and let their rave reviews do the talking.


With Halloween creeping just around the corner, there’s only one thing scarier than not having a creative costume at-the-ready for your favorite trick-or-treater: The prospect of spending a pretty penny on a generic, last-minute number. The good news? Thanks to a DIY monster mask pattern from ImaginaryTail, it’s not too late to create a totally unique (and budget-friendly!) getup for your kiddo. All you need are some basic sewing skills and craft supplies (think felt and scissors) and a pinch of imagination. Designed to comfortably fit kids aged 3 to 10 and be lightweight enough for prolonged wear, this fantastical pattern can be endlessly customized by arranging the googly eyes, teeth, and tentacles in different ways—ensuring an end-result that’s completely one-of-a-kind and sure to become a dress-up staple. Available for instant download, it’s no wonder this easy-to-follow DIY comes parent-approved. Just take it from one happy crafter:


A child makes his best scary face while wearing a hand-sewn monster mask created from a pattern by ImaginaryTail.
SHOP: DIY monster mask sewing pattern from ImaginaryTail, $5

“I loved making it! And it has very easy instructions so you can go free with your creativity.” — JC


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Jackie Buddie

Jackie Buddie is a writer and wilderness explorer working full-time as a content producer at Etsy HQ in Brooklyn.