So your kid tells you, “I want to be a Minecraft Creeper for Halloween!” That’s what my kid said. It seemed like an easy enough task. There are certainly plenty of people that have made creeper costumes for Cosplay purposes. The thing is, my kid needed something that wasn’t “exact” and still allowed for some decent mobility. I ended up going partially homemade and partially store bought.
I ended up going with a cardboard Creeper head, which you can find on Amazon.com here. This is what it looks like:
For the shirt, we used the very popular Creeper hoodie, also found on Amazon.com. You can find the jacket by going here. This is what it looks like:
For the pants I used a pair of cheap black pants I used from Wal-Mart. I purchased a 100 pack of glue sticks, used a cheap glue gun I had on hand and purchased several different colors of square felt sheets from Joanne’s. I cut the felt strips down into squares and glued them to the front and back of the pants. I’d like to just express how much time it took to glue the felt squares to the pants. Overall I would say it took about two hours. It’s was worth it to see the smile on my kid’s face.
The costume ended up looking pretty good, my kid loved it and he is still able to walk around just fine. While it isn’t Cosplay worthy, I still think it turned out really well. Here is what the final product ened up looking like:
You can’t see it, but the smile is there…..trust me. I hope this helps you out in your quest to create a creeper costume for your child or friend. Let me know what you think!