Easy No-Sew Halloween Costumes: Ninja Turtle

Oct 13, 2016

Alright. You're ready to make your own ninja turtle costume. Here is what you'll need:


  • a green shirt
  • green pants 
  • red / blue / purple / orange felt 
  • green felt
  • brown fabric
  • plastic bags
  • elastic
  • scissors
  • hot-glue gun


Cut out six circles from your green felt to make the shape of abdominal muscles on the front of the shirt. Hot-glue them to the shirt. 

PRO TIP: You can take a piece of cardboard and put it in-between the shirt so the glue doesn't leak through. 


Flip the shirt over. Take your brown fabric and cut a large oval shape to fit the back of your shirt. Hot-glue the edges of the brown circle, but leave a small opening. Once the glue dries (2–3 minutes) take any plastic bags and stuff the shell. Use your glue gun to seal the shell.


It's time to make the mask. Choose the colour of felt for your ninja turtle:

Red: Raphael

Orange: Michelangelo

Blue: Leonardo

Purple: Donatello

Take the felt and fold it in half. Cut out a strip of fabric roughly 3 inches wide / 8 cm. Don't forget to cut out eye-holes. Once the front of the mask has been cut-out, cut a piece of elastic to join the two sides. You can use a little extra piece of felt to cover up where the elastic joins the mask for extra reinforcement. 


Now that your ninja costume is done, you can use the leftover pieces of brown fabric from the shell to cut strips and make bands to wrap around the elbows and knees. Each ninja turtle also has their own weapon, so you can make those as well if you'd like to.

Voila! Your ninja turtle is now ready (and warm enough) to go trick-or-treating, all for under $25!

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