Pokemon. A cartoon. From the ’90s. WHY has this show become so popular again? Someone has to be with me on this, right? My son is seriously obsessed with this show and Pokemon Go and everything that has to do with catching these creatures. So when it came time to discuss Halloween costume ideas, he had only one request… “Mom, make me a Pokemon Ash costume”.
At least he wanted to be Ash and not one of the actual Pokemon. I can handle a little sewing but I was not in the mood to figure out how to make a big furry costume. Luckily, this one was pretty easy and cost less than $15! And luckily he didn’t request a family costume with me as Pikachu. I got suckered into being an Ewok a few years ago for the family Star Wars costume. Not this year, kid. Not this year.
DIY POKEMON ASH COSTUME
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Blue button down shirt
White short sleeved polo shirt
Yellow bias tape
Red and white and black acrylic paint
Cut the sleeves and collars off both shirts.
Sew the white sleeves and collar onto the blue shirt
Remove the buttons from the blue shirt, fold the edge over and use stitch wichery to “hem” it. Repeat on the other edge with the button holes.
Sew yellow bias tape around the bottom of the shirt.
Cut 2 pieces of yellow bias tape and sew to the front of the shirt to create the look of pockets
You will need a red hat with a white front. We couldn’t find one so we used a white hat and spray painted it red.
Cut out the symbol from green felt and hot glue it onto the front of the hat
Place a piece of black electrical tape around the center of a styrofoam ball
Paint the top of the ball red and the bottom white
Paint a black circle on the front and let dry
When the black paint is dry, paint a white circle inside the black circle
Add a black shirt and a pair of jeans and you have an easy DIY Pokemon Ash costume.
And if you are the cool mom, you’ll dress up as Pikachu. I’m gonna pass on the cool mom this year.
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