DIY Bank Robber Costume

Don’t let Halloween creep up on you like we’ve been known to do. Be prepared and have your costume ready in advance. If you are in a pinch to get a costume ready then this is a great diy last minute costume idea. It’s perfect for a teen or an adult. There is some sewing involved, but don’t get discouraged because it’s minimal. If you can sew a straight line then you are golden for this DIY Bank Robber Costume. Let’s get started. Here’s how.

diy bank robber costume

DIY Bank Robber Costume


Bank Robber Costume How-to:


  • Black leggings or black jeans
  • Black and white striped shirt (we got ours at Target)
  • Black beanie hat

Money Bag Supplies:

  • White canvas fabric
  • Black fabric (to make dollar sign)
  • Piece of rope (used to tie the top of money bag)
  • Heat ‘n Bond

Mask Supplies:

  • 1 Sheet of black felt, the stiff kind
  • Black elastic
  • Hole punch


Step 1: There really isn’t an official tutorial for the money bag. It is simply two pieces of white canvas sewn together on three sides and then turned right side out.


Step 2: Download this free dollar sign template, print, cut out dollar sign and pin to black fabric. At this point you could trace around the dollar sign with a white pencil or you could simply cut it out. Once you’ve cut out the black fabric dollar sign place it on a piece of heat ‘n bond. Iron it to the heat ‘n bond and then cut around the dollar sign. Now the dollar sign is ready to be adhered to the canvas bag. Simply iron it onto the bag and voila! You can stuff the bag with batting or crumpled newspaper. Tie the top of the bag with a piece of rope, twine or yarn. It would also be adorable to use as a trick-or-treating bag.


Step 3: An actual template was not used to make the mask. Using a plain piece of paper you can design your own mask including the eye holes. If that’s not your thing and need a template here’s a similar mask. Once you’ve got your template printed and cut out you can trace it on the black felt and then cut it out. At each end of the mask you can punch a small hole and attach the black elastic. A few simple hand stitches will hold it sufficiently.


That’s it! So easy, right?


If you love this easy DIY project be sure to check out our other Halloween tutorials for more inspiration!

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