wikiHow to Make a Sun Costume

Have you ever wanted to make a sun costume? Well now you can! A Halloween costume that you will never forget.


  1. Image titled Select some solid cardboard Step 1
    Select some solid cardboard for making the costume from. It should be large enough for your torso region or the torso region of the costume wearer. It should be sturdy enough for wearing (you don't want it flopping over).
  2. Image titled Cut out two circles Step 2
    Cut out two circles that are wider than your torso. Draw the circles first, then use a craft knife on a safe cutting surface to cut out the circles.
  3. Image titled Poke two holes Step 3
    Poke two holes on the top of each circle. Use a pencil or the end of scissors to make the holes.
  4. Image titled Lace twine Step 4
    Lace twine (or other strong rope) through the holes you just made. Tie one end around the hole and leave the other end dangling. Be sure to use good lengths of twine or rope (see next step).
  5. Image titled Tie both sides Step 5
    Tie both sides of the rope to the other piece of cardboard so that the pieces of cardboard are connected. However, leave enough space in between for your body, as one circle will sit on your back, one on your front. The twine or rope sits over your shoulders, so keep this in mind when deciding on the final length.
  6. Image titled Create the sun's rays Step 6
    Create the sun's rays. Using leftover pieces of cardboard, cut out shapes that resemble stylized depictions of the sun's rays.
  7. Image titled Glue or staple Step 7
    Glue or staple these rays around each circle. If gluing on, allow to dry before proceeding to the next step.
  8. Image titled Paint each circle Step 8
    Paint each circle the colors of the sun. Mostly yellow but some orange and red touches to heat it up are fine.
  9. Image titled If you want your sun Step 9
    If you want your sun to have character, draw eyes and a smile on the front circle.
  10. Image titled Allow the entire piece to dry Step 10
    Allow the entire piece to dry.
  11. Image titled Dress in all yellow Step 11
    Dress in all yellow (or orange/red) clothing.
  12. Image titled Put your neck through Step 12
    Put your neck through the top of the hole like your putting on a shirt. You're ready to hit the streets as the sun!


  • Supervise children cutting cardboard as it's easy to slip or get frustrated.

Things You'll Need

  • Sturdy cardboard
  • Scissors
  • Twine or rope
  • Paints (yellow, orange, red)
  • Stapler or hot glue gun

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