Turn a $1 Fan Into Your Halloween Costume

8 Materials
30 Minutes

This $1 fan Halloween costume is perfect for those of you who want a quick costume without spending big bucks or a lot of effort. Let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Folding fan
  • Cardboard
  • Hot glue
  • Headband
  • Chain jewelry
  • Plastic flowers
  • Plastic discs/coins
  • Plastic pearls
Adding cardboard to fan

1. Place a half-circle cardboard on the fan

Cut out a half-circle shape from a piece of thin cardboard. Apply hot glue and place it onto the center of the folding fan.

Cutting out bottom

2. Cut out the bottom

Cut out the bottom of the folding fan beneath the circular cardboard.

Gluing on headband

3. Glue on a headband

Apply hot glue to the bottom of the circular cardboard piece and place a thin headband.

Gluing on sticks

4. Glue sticks to the top 

Separate the bottom of the fan that you cut out into individual sticks. Glue those individual sticks to the top of the fan.

Gluing down chain jewelry

5. Glue down rows of chain jewelry

Cover the circular cardboard by hot-gluing down jewelry.

I did two layers of chain links, and then in the final row, I used a chain of gems. Leave a tiny bit of the cardboard still visible at the top.

Adding flowers

6. Hot glue two plastic flowers

Hot glue two plastic flowers at the end of the chains.

Adding discs

7. Glue a row of discs

Use plastic discs/coins to cover the rest of the cardboard.

Adding flowers

8. Glue a row of flowers

Glue a different batch of plastic flowers above the row of golden discs. 

Adding pearls

9. Glue small pearls to the top

Hot glue small pearls at the top of the sticks.

Spraying painting

10. Spray paint

Spray paint the entire headpiece with gold spray paint.

Fan Halloween costume

Fan Halloween costume

Here’s the finished fan Halloween costume! Pair this awesome look with your best gilded outfit, and you’ll be sure to turn heads this Halloween.

Let me know what you think about this DIY in the comments below!

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Suggested materials:
  • Folding fan
  • Cardboard
  • Hot glue
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