Last-Minute Llama and Quickie Cactus Costumes You Can Make With a Sweatsuit

Need a Halloween costume in a flash? Easily turn a sweatshirt into one of these cute, crafty costumes.

Find me a tween not obsessed with all things involving cactus and llamas — I dare you! These hot themes for Halloween costumes can be whipped up in an afternoon with the help of just a few supplies.

Both costumes start with a sweatsuit as the base. Just a few embellishments like yarn, the right headband and a few felt balls are all you need to finish off the look.

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Jennifer Perkins

Last-Minute Llama Costume Supplies

  • white sweatsuit
  • fabric glue
  • scissors
  • looped white yarn
  • pompoms or felt balls
  • readymade ear headband

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Jennifer Perkins

Craft store yarn comes in several different sizes and textures that can emulate the texture of a llama. Starting at the collar, trim strips of yarn to fit across the chest of the sweatsuit.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Using fabric glue, attach loops of yarn to the sweatshirt.

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Jennifer Perkins

Continue down the entire front of the shirt. Allow to dry completely.

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Jennifer Perkins

Embellish the neck line with pompoms or felted wool beads, attached with fabric glue.

Photo by: Jennifer Perkins

Jennifer Perkins

Llama ears can be made or a readymade costume headband can be embellished with more beads, extra fur and tassels.

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Jennifer Perkins

Send your little llama out trick-or-treating on trend!

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Jennifer Perkins

This unisex cactus hoodie is so cute it could be worn all winter long.

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Jennifer Perkins

Quick and Cute Cactus Costume Materials

  • green hooded sweatshirt
  • white scrubby yarn
  • large-eyed needle
  • scissors

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Jennifer Perkins

Using scrubby yarn (yarn with more texture), cut 4" lengths. Stitch the yarn through creating cactus needles. This could also be made no-sew with fabric glue.

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Jennifer Perkins

Continue up onto the hood.

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Jennifer Perkins

A floral headband and matching green leggings are optional but highly suggested to finish out the cactus look.

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