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DIY Bulbasaur Pokemon Costume

DIY Bulbasaur Pokemon Costume

Our cute little trio is rounded out by this last DIY Pokemon Costume – that cute little plant guy, Bulbasaur. Once again, we’re using t-shirts and headbands to get our costume theme complete to make it easy on mom and dad when making a DIY Bulbasaur costume for the kids. Or themselves–no judgement here!

 

My teen styled this t-shirt with a pair of black leggings and knotted the shirt up when she put it on. I also think it’d look great with a tutu.

How to Make a DIY Bulbasaur Costume

What I love about these Pokemon costumes like the Pikachu and Jigglypuff we also made is that they are immensely easy to put together with a Cricut Machine. Not like the futuristic viking with light up battle axes that my son recently requested. With a t-shirt, headband and matching bag, the kids can be ready for trick-or-treating in under an hour. 

DIY Bulbasaur Costume

DIY Bulbasaur Costume

Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: You can make this in your sleep it's so easy!

Have a Pokemon lover? This DIY Bulbasaur costume will make their party or Halloween dreams come true. Bonus? With a Cricut Explore Air 2 or Maker machine, it'll take less than 20 minutes to make.

Tools

Instructions

Preparing your Bulbasaur costume for Cricut Cutting

T-shirts come in all sizes and widths! To make sure your image is going to look right on the shirt you have chosen, be sure to measure the space you want the image to fit in.

Open the Cricut Design Space file. Select all the items on the page and resize to the correct width.

Cutting your Bulbasaur pieces

Click "MAKE!" This design is perfectly symmetrical and doesn't have any words, so don't worry about mirroring. Choose the correct Vinyl type, and if you're using the Explore Air 2, adjust your knob accordingly.

Put your iron-on vinyl on the sticky mat shiny side down and put it in your machine. Cut all four pieces of vinyl for the DIY Bulbasaur shirt.

PRO TIP: Cricut SportFlex has a super slick back. To make sure that the vinyl does not move while cutting, use a few pieces of washi tape to tack it to the mat.

Weed the vinyl- I find the Cricut weeding tool to be most convenient.

Assemble your Bulbasaur Costume

Warm up your EasyPress 2 to 315 degrees and set the timer for 30 seconds.

You can use towels if you don't have an EasyPress mat, but the mat is one of the best crafty investments you'll make as it will make ironing on vinyl SO much easier to do. Put your t-shirt on the mat (or put it inside the t-shirt.)

Your EasyPress should be heated up. Warm up the t-shirt by pressing it for 15 seconds.

Place the white vinyl piece on the shirt.

PRO TIP: The rule of thumb for centering vinyl on shirts is to place the top of the design three finger widths down from the bottom of the shirt collar. Be sure to include the green pieces in your measurements for this shirt!

Press the vinyl for 30 seconds with pressure. LET COOL COMPLETELY if you are using SportFlex vinyl. It's tempting to do it sooner, but that usually leaves you with a wrinkly mess.

Peel up the plastic carrier sheet from the vinyl.

Place the red eye pieces, the green spots and the black nose and mouth on the t-shirt at the same time.

If you've got a lot of extra carrier sheet that may prevent the vinyl from adhering to the t-shirt, trim the carrier sheets down a bit with a pair of scissors.

Press the vinyl for 30 seconds with pressure.

LET COOL COMPLETELY then peel up the plastic carrier sheet from the vinyl.

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DIY Pokemon Trick-or-Treat bag

The matching Pokemon trick-or-treat bags really make these costumes. Again, they are inexpensive to put together but add so much!

DIY Pokemon Trick-or-Treat Bag

DIY Pokemon Trick-or-Treat Bag

Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Difficulty: You can make this in your sleep it's so easy!

A DIY Pokemon costume is not complete without a Trick-or-Treat bag!

Tools

Instructions

Preparing your Pikachu Trick-or-Treat bag for Cricut Cutting

If you didn't get the canvas bag linked to in the materials, be sure to measure the space you want the image to fit in.

Open the Cricut Design Space file. Select all the items on the page and resize to the correct width or height to fit your bag if necessary.

Cutting your Pikachu Trick-or-Treat pieces

Click "MAKE!" Be sure to mirror your images before cutting!!! Choose the correct Vinyl type, and if you're using the Explore Air 2, adjust your knob accordingly.

Put your iron-on vinyl on the sticky mat shiny side down and put it in your machine. Cut all pieces of vinyl for the DIY Pikachu trick-or-treat bag.

PRO TIP: Cricut SportFlex has a super slick back. To make sure that the vinyl does not move while cutting, use a few pieces of washi tape to tack it to the mat.

Weed the vinyl.

Assemble your Pokemon Trick-or-Treat Bag

Warm up your EasyPress 2 to 315 degrees and set the timer for 30 seconds.

You can use towels if you don't have an EasyPress mat, but the mat is one of the best crafty investments you'll make as it will make ironing on vinyl SO much easier to do. Put your canvas bag on the mat (or put it inside the bag.)

Your EasyPress should be heated up. Warm up the canvas bag by pressing it for 15 seconds.

Iron the Pokemon Bag pieces on in this order:

  1. Yellow wording
  2. Black "trick or treat piece" and white/red of ball. Trim carrier sheets so there is no overlap.
  3. Black Pokeball band and white "Trick or Treat" lettering.

Press the vinyl for 30 seconds with pressure. LET COOL COMPLETELY if you are using SportFlex vinyl. It's tempting to do it sooner, but that usually leaves you with a wrinkly mess.

After each piece of vinyl is pressed, peel up the carrier sheet and keep to the side. Place down the next piece of vinyl and cover any exposed vinyl that's already pressed on with the reserved carrier sheets.

The DIY Pokemon Trick-or-treat bag is a perfect compliment to the DIY Bulbasaur costume shirt.

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See more DIY Pokemon Costumes

Looking for a group Pokemon costume? There are more DIY Pokemon costume tutorials on the site! Check out this DIY Pikachu Costume and this DIY Jigglypuff costume. They’ll look great together on Halloween, at a birthday party, or just out at a Pokemon GO raid. 

If DIY isn’t your bag, check out this post with ALL the Pokemon costume ideas you can get in a click.

Paula Biggs

Paula Biggs

Owner at Frog Prince Paperie
Paula Biggs is a professional party planner, DIY crafter, and owner of Frog Prince Paperie, where you can find hundreds of party and craft ideas. You can also buy birthday party supplies, printables and accessories from the Frog Prince Paperie Etsy shop.
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