Halloween Costumes: Fanged Fly Costume

Fanged Fly Halloween Costume

An easy-to-make fly costume for kids

What you’ll need

  • black pants, shirt, shoes, and gloves
  • 3-inch blind-spot mirrors (self-adhesive)
  • black fleece winter headband
  • green hair gel
  • plastic fangs
  • fake blood
  • 9-gauge aluminum wire
  • duct-tape
  • dark panty hose
  • pipe cleaner
  • ribbon

If I had wings, I could also be a … beautiful butterfly, flying pig, lucky ladybug, Pegasus, black bat, or Tinkerbell.

How to make it

  • Fanged Fly - Step 1

    Begin by creating the wire wings. Start with a coiled roll of 9-gauge aluminum wire (available at hardware stores). Cut a 13-foot length and bend it in half. Twist a small loop at the bend (use pliers, if necessary).

  • Fanged Fly - Step 2

    About 8 inches up from the loop, form a large wing shape with 52 inches of wire. Repeat on the other side. Close the wings with a twist as shown. (Note: the wing can be bent into different shapes — make them pointed for the fly).

  • Fanged Fly - Step 3

    Form a triangle, about 5 by 8 by 8 inches, above the loop from step 1. Twist and trim the ends so they do not protrude from the triangle; duct-tape them, if necessary.

  • Fanged Fly - Step 4

    Cut the legs off a pair of dark, queen-size panty hose. Stretch one leg over one wing, secure with a pipe cleaner, and stretch the excess over the triangle. Repeat on the other side.

  • Fanged Fly - Step 5

    Tie the middle of a 7-foot piece of ribbon to the bottom of the triangle. Thread the ribbon around the triangle so the wings can be worn like a backpack.

  • Fanged Fly - Step 6

    Have your child dress in black — putting on the pants, shirt, shoes, and gloves.

  • Next, attach the self-adhesive mirrors to the headband. Help him spike his hair with green gel, if desired.

  • Slip in some party store fangs with drops of fake blood.

  • Finally, put on the dark wings.

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