Last Minute DIY Marshmello Fortnite Costume
Back in September my son told me that he wanted to be Marshmello for Halloween. He even found a costume online for me. Well life was busy and I wasn’t thinking about Halloween because it was still September…. so once October hit, I went to order the costume and it wouldn’t get here in time for Halloween. So I decided to order a mask really quick and then make the rest of the costume. I figured that I could make the clothes look much cooler than having the design just printed on. We are so glad that we made it, because he does look a lot cooler!!
This is the photo I used for inspiration.
This is how I made the Marshmello Fortnite costume. I was making things up as I went, so hoping I can explain things as well as possible. I didn’t take pictures at every step, but hopefully you get the gist of it.
I picked up a white sweat shirt and white pants. I had a hard time finding them in the boys, so I went to the women’s section and found some in size small (my son is 10 years old). They worked out pretty well. Then I headed to the dollar store to pick up things for the belt. I used these toys for the gun magazines and then found a mug for the Marshmello grenade. Then I used white and black canvas fabric for the belt.
To make the belt and pockets for the magazines, I folded a piece of the black fabric in half and then made it about 1 inch bigger than the width of the little toy. Then I sewed it down the side.
I then sewed the bottom of the fabric, I measured it so that when the little toy is in there about 1 inch of it is showing. I also folded down the top and hemmed it, just to give it a nicer look.
I then made another one for the other magazine. I cut another piece of black fabric and cut it to be 8 inches wide and 6 inches high. I then cut out the white fabric to make the strap. It was 6 inches high and about 70 inches long. I folded the sides of the black piece and then sewed it into the middle of the white strap. And then I folded the sides of the white fabric and hemmed it, I used a black thread so that you can really see the line. Once it was hemmed, the strap was about 4 inches wide.
I then added another little piece of black fabric onto the strap and sewed two X’s onto it using white thread. Just some little details that really make the costume. I then added some silver triangles using silver heat transfer vinyl.
I then took the white sweatshirt and put the belt across the shirt. I pinned it down and then sewed it onto the shirt. I then put in a few stitches in the middle of the strap so that it wouldn’t move too much. I also added the pockets to the strap, I did that by hand stitching on. I also added some black heat transfer vinyl onto the sleeves to make it look like the holes Marshmello has on his shirt.
Now for the little grenade on his hip. I spray painted the mug white and then cut out the Marshmello face with black vinyl. I used transfer tape to put it onto the mug. And then to attach it onto my son, we used my running belt and had it hiding under the sweatshirt. I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut the vinyl (and heat transfer). You can get the cut file here: SVG cut file.
We added the mask that we bought and added a few lines onto the pants and some white gloves.
And that’s it!! I love how it turned it.
My son looks awesome in it and really loves it. He really likes that his mask lights up and that he can take out the gun magazines and has a grenade attached to his belt :).
He can’t wait to get out on Halloween and go trick or treating!
Make sure to check out my other Halloween costumes.
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