So Halloween is near and your son wants to dress up as a Fortnite character. Unfortunately, I didn’t have any idea about what he was talking about. So I had to check it out myself.
I must admit that the game has got super fun graphics and colors. The first thing that popped in my mind head was it’s going to be exciting to make a Fortnite-themed Halloween costume.
After checking out the game, I realized that some skins are easier to make than others. Good thing my son wanted to be one of the easier characters. This means less trouble for me.
The character he wanted to dress up as is Dire, a werewolf-like character on Fortnite. If you are looking for tips to make a Halloween costume for your little one, you are in luck. Today, I am going to share the DIY steps to create a Fortnite Halloween costume, right from start till the end.
It turns out that there are also many in-game costumes called “skins” available to purchase with their own in-game currency called “V-Bucks“, it’s really fun to create a custome like that. For now, I am going to teach you just one costume. So without wasting time, let me walk you through the steps.
How to make Fortnite Level 3 Dire Costume?
So here we are with Fortnite level 3 dire costume. I am going to share with you guys the DIY steps to create a fun costume for your kid this Halloween. If your little one is a fan of Fortnite, this would surely make them happy.
Before I start, I would suggest you take a good look at the character first. You can check out a full-length picture of the character online. This will give you an idea of what you are going to create.
To make things easier, I like to break them down. What I mean is I make one piece at a time and then put them all together in the end. Some of the parts were easy and it didn’t take much time to make them.
To get started, you need a pair of jeans, a black jacket, and a flannel shirt. Once you have the required items, all you have to do is just deconstruct them to create the ripped up look of Dire.
At first, I cut the jeans shorter and ripped them to give them a rough look. Then I ripped the sleeves of the jacket and cut the hem of the flannel shirt.
I bought a gray base layer from Target. But you can also get it from any other store. However, the warmer was too good to be cut.
I went to Hobby Lobby to get half a yard of fur. Luckily, I had a coupon code, so got a discount. You guys already know how expensive fur is. The fur is needed so that you can create patches behind the holes in the jeans. I also made cap sleeves out of it for the black vest to give it furry shoulders.
Now coming to the hat, it was my favorite part to make. A few years back, I was asked to make several animal hats for a Narnia production at our home school co-op. I used the same hat-making technique back then to create all the different animal hats. I used various furs and fleeces to make cute hats. I just added different ears based on the animal I was making. Besides, that I also added the appropriate animal characteristics. Once again, I followed the same technique to make the Dire hat.
The pattern is called Simplicity 8273, View C. I followed it to make Dire’s hat. I used fur to make wolf ears at the top of the seam. It turned out just as I expected and looked great.
I also created a Mr. Tumnus hat following the same pattern. You can see it in the picture below. It was also used to make horses, unicorns, wolves, beavers, and even a bearded man. I may have made many other animals following the same pattern. But right now, I can’t remember it.
If you follow this pattern correctly, you can make ears quite easily. It can be transformed into all types of things that you want.
The pattern is drafted with a cross of seams in the top. This makes it easier for you to add ears and even a mane. It doesn’t change the way you would construct the hat. All you have to do is just baste your animal parts in before you close the seams.
For the furry hats, I left out the lining. However, for the fleece hats, I included the lining as well.
This year, Kelby has toyed with being Drift which I believe is easy to make. However, the Guaco skin may look easy, but maybe a bit difficult to create. That’s because of the taco face. But with a little extra effort, we can surely do it.
For me, I just love making different costumes. It’s better to spend your time creating cute things than to get bored. You can also check out Amazon as they have a great collection of Fortnite costumes. In case, you are not sure of making a costume for your kid, you can always order it online. There’s no guilt involved.
Tips For Making Costumes
Here are some costume making tips that I would like to share with you guys:
- Always check out the character thoroughly. Don’t forget to note even the minute details. Those are important.
- Before you start, get all your supplies. You wouldn’t break your flow because you forgot to buy an item or clothing piece you needed.
- Whether you are making costumes for the first time or the tenth time, always create one piece at a time.
- You should never rush the process. Take your time to create the best costume you can.
Costume making is my hobby. If you want to surprise your little one with a cute looking Halloween costume, then you can probably consider this one. Hopefully, you found this post helpful. Now you can make a Fortnite costume for your kid.