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This Halloween we are doing a family theme of Descendants 2. The kids are so excited about it and I am loving how these costumes are turning out! When I asked my son (who is 4 and is obsessed) who my husband should be for Halloween he immediately said King Ben!! So King Ben is who he will be. I decided that I wanted him to have the costume of when he goes to the Isle instead of his standard suit. It would be super easy to do the suit though, you can get a sweet royal blue suit and then just put a yellow pocket square in it and maybe a patch or something. Anyways, back to this costume :). They costume was fairly easy to make, I bought most everything except for the shirt. The shirt is SWEET and I knew I had to make it look as close as the movie as I could. I am pretty excited about this costume! You could easily make this a child costume if you wanted to!
Here is a picture of King Ben if you were wondering :).
This is how I made the shirt.
Here is a cut file for the Beast part of the shirt.
Using my Silhouette CAMEO I cut out the outline of the Beast’s face. I cut it out of just regular vinyl and then used the vinyl as a stencil. If I had gold heat transfer vinyl I would have used that instead. **If you use the cut file and use gold heat transfer, you will have to mirror the outline of the head.**
I put the vinyl onto a royal blue fabric (I just cut up one of my boys’ shirts that they don’t wear anymore) and then I painted it gold.
Next with my CAMEO I cut out the face of the Beast out of black heat transfer vinyl. Just a note, the image is already mirrored in the cut file so you don’t have to do that.
I weeded the vinyl and then ironed it onto the gold head.
Here is what it looks like with the vinyl ironed on, isn’t it awesome?? I seriously love how it turned out!
Now for the shirt. I couldn’t find a yellow shirt, so I dyed it with Rit Dye. If I would do it over again, I would find another dye that isn’t as bright or add a little brown to it. I just warmed the shirt on the stove for 30 minutes in water and the dye. Then I rinsed it out and washed it.
Now for the leaves. I cut those out of vinyl and then used it as a stencil.
I then painted it with the gold paint.
Now to add the face of Beast. I cut the shirt to make it look like it had claw marks and then put the face behind the holes. I cut it so that the eyes and details of the face could be seen and not completely covered.
Using a heat n bond tape and ironed the shirt on the face. I put several pieces of the tape around the cuts and then ironed it. You can sew it but I didn’t, I just used several pieces of the bond.
And that’s it for the shirt, isn’t it freaking awesome? I love how it turned out!
I paired the shirt with a blue faux leather jacket. I didn’t add anything to it because I didn’t want to ruin it, so my husband can continue to wear it after Halloween, it’s a nice jacket :). I then added some royal blue fingerless gloves and a blue beanie.
Here is a closer look.
And here it is on! It looks awesome put together!
Here is a close up of the shirt, my favorite part of the whole costume.
Here are all of the costumes put together!
Check out my other Halloween costumes.