do it yourself turtle shells costumes


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Do-It-Yourself Turtle Shells Costumes

If you’re looking for a fun and creative costume idea that’s both easy and affordable to make, then you should definitely try making a turtle shell costume for yourself or your child. Turtle shell costumes are easy to make at home, and they’re perfect for Halloween, costume parties, or even just everyday dress-up play.

What You’ll Need

To make your own turtle shell costume, you’ll need just a few basic supplies:

  • Brown fabric
  • Stiff cardboard or foam
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Green and brown paint


Follow these step-by-step instructions to make your own turtle shell costume:

  1. First, cut out a large oval shape from the cardboard or foam. This will be the base of your turtle shell.
  2. Next, cut out smaller circles from the brown fabric. Glue these circles onto the cardboard or foam base to create the “scales” of the turtle shell.
  3. Paint the fabric circles with a mixture of green and brown paint to give them a realistic turtle shell look.
  4. Once the paint is dry, use a hot glue gun to attach the shell to your child’s clothing. You can either use elastic straps to hold the shell in place or glue it directly onto the clothing.


If you want to get creative with your turtle shell costume, there are many variations you can try. For example, you could make a ninja turtle shell costume by using different colored fabric and adding a mask and weapons. Or, you could make a sea turtle shell costume by adding fins and a tail to the back of the shell.


With some basic supplies and a little creativity, you can easily make your own turtle shell costumes at home. These costumes are perfect for fun dress-up play, Halloween, or any other costume event. Give it a try and see how creative you can get!

Do it yourself Turtle Shells Costume

Do it yourself costumes are an excellent way to show off your creativity, save some money, and give your outfit an edge. This year’s trend of the Ninja Turtles costumes has seen families, parties, and individuals stand out with their custom and unique shell sets.

To make your own Ninja Turtle shell start off by finding a hard plastic bowl or garbage can lid or a Frisbee. Begin by painting the shell with several layers of your favorite turtle combinations including the colors red, green, orange, and blue. When you are ready for the design, use stencils, paint, scrapbook paper, and logos to make each turtle unique.

Attach pieces of felt or art foam to the back of the shell to make it look more like a turtle’s shell. Have fun creating the spine on the top and the curve of the turtle’s back. For an extra look, heat press logos from all four turtles (e.g. Michelangelo’s ‘OOH RAH,’ Donatello’s ‘BOOYAKASHA,’ Raphael’s ‘COWABUNGA,’ or Leonardo’s ‘KOWABUNGA’).

Using hot glue, attach four straps to each side of the shell and adjust the length as needed to comfortably fit the person’s body. The straps should be able to stand firmly to the sides of the person’s shoulders and chest. Attach the straps and any logos to the shirt with extra glue, buttons and/or snaps.

Finally, attach a hood, or a backpack, or just a bandana to give the costume a ninja turtle’s look. The costume is complete and your turtle gang is ready for action.

With a few inexpensive supplies, you can create your own unique set of do it yourself turtle shells costumes. So now you can unleash the Turtle Power! Enjoy creating and being creative!

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