No-Sew Cupcake Baker Halloween Costume

Me and 80+ blog buddies got together to bring you 80+ DIY Halloween costumes, including my NO-SEW CUPCAKE BAKER HALLOWEEN COSTUME! I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring y’all tons of easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trunk or treat idea!

No-Sew Cupcake Baker Halloween Costume! Pink apron, tutorial on the chef hat and dollar store accessories help make this an INEXPENSIVE and EASY costume! Design Dazzle #nosewcostume #cupcakebaker #DIYhalloweencostume


Along with my NO-SEW CUPCAKE BAKER COSTUME, I’m sharing 88+ more really awesome handmade costume ideas from talented bloggers everywhere!


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This darling costume is perfect for your little sous chef. You know her- she is the helper, the one that knows exactly where all of the aprons are kept, the expert on mixing cupcake batter, and the one that always gets to lick the bowl. This costume is no-sew, has very little assembly required, and will end up looking simply scrumptious! You will love what you and your little cupcake baker will be able to mix up together. Be warned; she may never want to take off her new pink chef hat!

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This cupcake baker costume can be cooked up very quickly! Since the apron is pre-made, I will be focusing on how to make the accessories, since it really is the accessories that make this costume. What is a cupcake baker without her iconic hat? She’s just a kitchen helper! Transform your baking partner into a cupcake baker in no time- with a one-of-a-kind, fun, girly twist!

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Supplies for your cute cupcake baker costume:

  • one sheet of pink tissue paper
  • two 12×12 sheets of scrapbook paper purchased at Michaels
  • pink ruffled apron from Michaels
  • dollar store plastic mixing bowl
  • dollar store rubber scraper
  • dollar store measuring cups
  • dollar store measuring spoons
  • ribbon purchased at Michaels
  • dyed coffee filters
  • scissors, double sided tape roller, hot glue gun



Step 1: Fold tissue paper.

Pleat your tissue paper into a fan. My folds ranged from about 1/2 inch to 1 inch wide- the pleats do not have to be even nor anywhere near perfect!

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Step Two: Make the headband.

Pick out a fun pattern of scrapbook paper, whatever your heart desires! My pink and white striped paper turned out very cute, but unfortunately was not very sturdy. I decided that I would fold it over and use my hot glue gun to keep the seams together. First, fold both your papers into fourths to make sure it will be nice and sturdy. Since my papers were 12×12, the headband ended up being 3 inches thick. Next, measure your little cupcake baker’s head. I measured my baker’s head at 21 inches, and since both papers were 12×12, I had about one and a half inches of overlap to do the hot gluing in the center. (Save the other one and a half inches left over to connect the headband at the end!) Hot glue your papers together in the middle. Do NOT glue the other ends together yet!


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Step 3: Tape the pleated tissue paper to the headband.

Using a double sided tape roller, secure the pleated tissue paper to the back side (the side with the seam) of your headband. It will reach about halfway across your headband. Do not worry about keeping the pleats too tight. For this hat, the pouffier, the better. Make sure the tissue is attached strongly.


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If you are using striped paper, it is very important to match up your stripes so your seam will not be too noticeable. Make sure you have the correct measurements and that your paper is matched up evenly. Hot glue the ends together.

Step Five: Fold the “pouf” over.

After the headband is secure, fold the pouf over. It can be tricky to get the double sided tape on the inside. If you lay the headband on its side on your workspace, it is much easier to roll the tape out. Once the tape is down, connect the tissue paper just like you did before on the other side. It will look like the photo above, you will be able to see through it.


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Step 6: Secure the ends.

This step is very similar to the way that you attached the tissue paper before. The only difference is that now you do not have your pleats. First, roll out some double sided tape. Then, fold and gather the tissue paper, shaping the pouf as you get closer to the headband. Once you have the shape of the pouf just how you like it, secure the ends to the double sided tape. Repeat the folding and tucking of the tissue paper and tape the other side. You can also fluff and improve your pouf after the sides are all taped down. It is finally starting to look like a proper cupcake baker hat!

Step 7: Make coffee filter roses.


Rolled flowers to put on your darling cupcake baker hat! Step-by-step tutorial on design! #diygirlcostume #cupcakebakercostume

All you need to create these whimsical roses:

  • dyed coffee filters (I used three for each rose)
  • construction paper
  • hot glue gun and scissors

First, stack and roll the coffee filters together as pictured above. Once they are rolled together, hold the tight end and smash the opening of the flower on the table. This creates a tighter, more flower-like look. Use scissors to cut them how tall you would like your finished flowers to be.

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After you have cut the flowers, also cut out little circles of construction paper. Use your hot glue gun to attach the base of the flower to the little circle of construction paper. This will add some stability to the flowers and make it easier to attach them to the cupcake baker’s hat. These little roses are the perfect accessory to give your cupcake baker’s hat a little touch of girly fun.


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Step 8: Attach paper roses to headband.

Position the roses how you like on the headband of the hat. Using your hot glue gun, attach the roses. Now that’s a cupcake baker hat!

Cupcake baker’s trick-or-treat bowl:

Of course the cupcake baker needs to showcase all of her handy tools while trick-or-treating. First, heat a metal skewer  on the stove. Use the heated metal skewer to punch a hole in the rim of the plastic bowl. Tie the dollar store measuring cups and measuring spoons onto the mixing bowl with cute pink ribbon. This makes for the perfect sized and perfectly adorable trick-or-treat mixing bowl!


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Your cutest cupcake baker costume is sure to take the cake! And don’t you love the idea of using the mixing bowl as the trick or treat container to hold all the candy?

And now it’s time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don’t forget to follow the Handamde Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!

88+ Handmade Halloween costumes at Creating Really Awesome Free Things

1. Handmade Baby Hamburger Costume

2. DIY Baby Game Boy Costume

3. DIY Minecraft Steve Costume

4. Football Brothers Halloween Costumes with DIY Pads and Onesie

5. Star Trek Halloween Costume for Kids

6. A Bee and Her Keeper

7. No Sew Magician Costume

8. Flint Lockwood Costume

9. Pinocchio

10. Marty McFly

11. Princess Wedding Dress Costume

12. Handmade Lalaloopsy Doll Costume

13. Homemade Toothless Costume

14. DIY Mermaid For Less Than $20 (No-Sew Option)

15. Easy Tinker Bell Costume

16. Mario and Luigi Go Kart Costumes

17. Dog The Bounty Hunter and Beth

18. Family Monsters University Costumes

19. Scooby Doo family costumes

20. DIY Storm Cloud Costume


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22. Easy Tin Man Costume

23. No Sew Bee Costume

24. Planet Halloween Costumes

25. DIY Cheshire Cat Costume

26. DIY Instagram Board

27. Elsa crown

28. Dog Collar Ruffles

29. DIY Pineapple Baby Costume

30. DIY Lego Movie Costume

31. Weeping Angel Costume

32. Disney Planes Costume: Dipper

33. Easy Pirate Costume

34. Easy Costume Idea – Renaissance Girl

35. 10 Minute Homemade Jellyfish Costume

36. DIY Cat Costume

37. Lucy And Ricky Costumes

38. Easy Frozen Costumes

39. Easy Greek Goddess Costume

40. DIY Family Willy Wonka Costumes

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41. DIY No Sew Maleficent Costume

42. No Sew Pineapple Halloween Costume

43. Graveyard Bean Bag Toss: Trunk or Treat Car Costume

44. DIY Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Costumes

45. DIY Raccoon Costume with Printable Mask

46. Easy WildStyle Lego Movie Costume

47. Simple Hello Kitty Costume

48. No Sew Minnie Mouse Costume

49. DIY Inspector Gadget and Penny Costumes

50. DIY Frozen Elsa Dress Baby Edition

51. Fairy Princess Dog Costume

52. DIY Hashtag Halloween Costume

53. Toddler or Baby Egg Costume

54. Easy No Sew Olaf Costume

55. DIY Baymax Costume

56. DIY Tooth Fairy Costume

57. Baby Short Stack Pancake Costume

58. Elephant and Piggie Halloween Costumes

59. Instagram Halloween Costume

60. Peter Pan & Mr. Smee Halloween Costume

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61. Wildstyle Costume from the Lego Movie

62. Fred and Wilma Couples Costume

63. Viking Family Costumes

64. DIY Cruella de Vil Costume for a child

65. Disney Frozen Olaf Halloween Treat Bucket

66. How to Make a Minecraft Steve Head

67. DIY Harry Potter Costume

68. DIY Duck Dynasty Costumes

69. No Sew Cupcake Baker Halloween Costume

70. DIY Skunk Mask

71. Ghostbusters Proton Pack DIY

72. Frozen Anna Costume Tutorial

73. Candy Corn Costume

74. Paw Patrol Halloween Costume

75. No Sew Toothless Dragon Costume

76. DIY Robot Costume

77. Wonder Woman Costume

78. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Costume

79. Thrifted Gentleman Spy DIY Halloween Costume

80. DIY Boy Garden Gnome Costume

81. Group Costume: Bob Ross, Happy Tree, & Squirrel

82. DIY Blues Brothers Costumes

83. Snow White Costume

84. Peacock Princess Costume

85. Scarecrow Costume

86. Easy Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle

87. Handmade Teddy Bear Costume

88. Princess Elsa and the Spy Kid

89. DIY Baby Koala costume

What handmade costume ideas did you love the most?! Be sure to click over to get the costume instructions, pin the costume, and let them know you love it! Also, follow the Handmade Halloween Costume board on Pinterest!

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Posted on September 26, 2014
Categories: crafts, creative ideas, diy tutorials & creative ideas, dollar store, halloween, Halloween costumes, holiday awesomeness, no-sew, toni's projects, ideas and tips

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  1. Sarah Nenni Daher says:
    September 27, 2014

    Such a wonderfully creative (and easy) costume! Stopping by from the hop (#14 mermaid). Pinned this to share!

  2. photo cake says:
    October 17, 2014

    Lovely cake baker costume! 🙂

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