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Black Sheep Costume

Source: Martha Stewart


This simple black sheep how-to is perfect for the last-minute Halloween crafter. Martha came up with this costume during our Dollar-Store Costume Challenge.


  • Black shirt

  • Black pants

  • Black shoes

  • Black bathmats (2)

  • Safety pins

  • Black string

  • Black terrycloth towel

  • Labels from bathmats or scrap cardboard

  • Scissors

  • Hot glue and hot glue sticks


  1. Create base of costume with a black shirt, black pants, and black shoes.

  2. To create body of costume, pin bathmats together at shoulders, leaving a neck opening in the center.

  3. Using a closed hand as a template, trace and cut out two shapes for ears from labels or cardboard scrap. Trace and cut out four ear shapes from the black terrycloth towel.

  4. Sandwich each cardboard ear between two pieces of black terrycloth and secure with hot glue. Cover headband in black terrycloth and attach ears to headband with hot glue.

  5. To create the sheep's tail, stack ten 1-inch by 7-inch strips of black terrycloth and tie in the middle with a long piece of black string. Tie black string with attached pom-pom tail around child's waist.

  6. Use black makeup on the end of child’s nose to create a sheep nose.

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