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DIY Olaf Costume Instructions

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DIY Olaf Costume Instructions

The Body

This is made up of 6 pieces of foam and 6 pieces of fabric. Cut and glue the foam first. This takes time as the pieces are large. Sew the fabric and slide the foam into the fabric. I pinned the foam to the fabric at the top and down 1 seam. The foam will have a lot of static electricity which makes it hard to smooth out inside the fabric. I also make my foam a little too big. Dont be afraid to cut the foam down and re-glue as needed. I also hemmed the bottom so the fabric wraps tightly to the foam. Don’t do this until you have sewn the chest and body fabric together though.

Olaf costume body templateI am glad to see that you made it this far. The last piece is the leg. It is the easiest and I recommend making this one first. This will give you practice gluing the foam and fitting it into the fabric. Click on the last page.

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The Foot

diy olafFollow the instructions on the template. You will need to adjust the height so look at that tip first. Cut and glue the foam together. There are 6 pieces per foot. Be sure to cut the top triangle out to allow the elastic to collapse. (See template) Continue with fabric. Sew it the same way as the foam. I added a different white fabric at the bottom so it would wipe off a little easier. This is totally optional.

Slide the foam into the fabric and try it on. If the size is good, add the elastic at the top and bottom next. The top works like a sock to hold it up. The bottom slips under the shoe so it leg does not ride up.

awesome olaf costumeOlaf costume leg template

OK guys – the bad news is – if you have LESS than 3 weeks before Halloween you likely don’t have time to finish it –

the good news is you can get a kids costume from the Disney Store here – Kid’s Olaf Costume

If you are looking for an adult costume there are several options on Amazon (many with FREE Prime Shipping!) adult Olaf Costume

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Comments: 24 Responses
  1. Wolf says:

    Thank you so so so very much for sharing these patterns and instructions. They are very informative and well written. The only glitch is that the leg picture is not a link, it will not lead to a bigger picture, and it is kind of hard to read the instructions on the pattern. If this is not meant to enlarge then please ignore my comment lol. Again, thank you so much for sharing. I am making an adult sized costume and I will definitely share your site!

  2. Jean says:

    Wow thanks!! These look great! My son will be thrilled!!

  3. Katie says:

    I might just have to make that!! That is awesome!

  4. Theresa says:

    Thank you so much! You have just saved me!! Now I gotta get going n make this costume…I just hope it turns out half as good as yours! P.S. If I can’t afford that furniture foam, what else would you recommend? Some type of Quilting foam?

    • Kate Hamernik says:

      Theresa – I am sure that would work, he chose the furniture foam bc it made it much sturdier and he really wanted the body to poof out well – quilting foam will work it just wont be as sturdy – honestly this was a much more expensive project than we anticipated and I would suggest making something more budget friendly 😉 have fun!

  5. mike says:

    Great job super-dad!!! I was in the same boat when my daughter saw Maleficent and decided daddy would make her the young Maleficent with actual working wings!!!! It turned out almost as good as your Olaf outfit! What we can’t and won’t create and do for our kids huh? Lol Congrats again.

  6. Scott Pitner says:

    Thanks for this great DIY instructions! I successfully followed the steps and recreated Olaf for my son for Halloween this year. It was a smash hit! You’re right, it definitely IS time consuming! I spent probably close to 40 hours on it, and that doesn’t include the 6 or so hours my wife also spent with me on it. I didn’t quite finish – I didn’t make the arms or gloves. I also had to rush attaching some of the stuff on the face – hot glue gun to the rescue!

    I have a bunch of suggestions if you are interested in updating these templates at all. The easiest one would be to include a template for the “hair” on the top of Olaf’s head! I still need to make those for my son’s costume, but nobody really noticed it was missing anyway 😉

    Will find your email and send some pictures!

    • Kate Hamernik says:

      Scott – I am SO excited to see pics! Yes! We would love to update our templates and it would be helpful – Harry was VERY rushed when making the template (once people saw the costume they were asking for instructions and that was never his plan, so it was rushed) – I bet your son had so much fun! email =)

  7. Tania N. says:

    So cute 🙂

  8. Stefanie says:

    Love this costume! I was wandering what kind of bike helmet you used 🙂 Was it one of those that look like a skate helmet?

  9. Andrew says:

    Hi there,
    Thanks for the instruction. I am making this for a play for our company annual dinner. The muzzle part and the head, which part glue where? This part i cant manage to get it… I also make some amendment on the upper part of the body as it seems too short for me..

  10. Andra says:

    Where do you buy the craft foam?

  11. April Loudner-Maffin says:

    Thank you so much for sharing your hard work. I am costuming Frozen Jr. for our community theater in December and really wanted to make Olaf rather than buy the costume. His head was the piece I was most concerned about. I must be missing something, but I am unable to find the second page. I keep scrolling up and down, but I don’t see the next button like I saw to get here. Can you possibly help me with that? I feel like a dork, lol.

  12. Kim says:

    Fantastic – this is GREAT – I love the “head” What is the size you recommend when printing the template?

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