- One black babysuit
- One black baby bottom
- 1 black get square (9x12)
- White fabric glue
- Foam board
- Sewing needles
- Paint brush
- White chalkboard marker
- Hot glue gun & sticks
Bring the iconic protagonist of the Nightmare Before Christmas to life with our Primary DIY Jack Skellington costume for baby. With these easy DIY instructions using our Primary essentials, you won't have any Nightmares Before Halloween this year!
For the outfit
- Spread the babysuit and baby bottom out smoothly on a foam board, securing the outer edges with sewing pins.
- Outline lapel and bottom seam of the “tuxedo jacket” with white fabric paint.
- Stick a folded paper towel in the top of the shirt collar to prevent the top collar from sticking to the back of the babysuit as you paint. Using a wide paintbrush, use the fabric paint to fill in “shirt.”
- Paint the white “pinstripes” in long, even strokes down the body and arms of the shirt. The pinstripes on the lapel should be painted in perpendicular lines, going from center of the “shirt” out toward the body of the “jacket.” Paint another coat of white on the "shirt".
- Using the same technique as before, paint vertical pinstripes on the baby bottom.
For the bowtie
- Draw both a bat wing and head shape on a piece of paper to use as a template. Lay the templates atop the two squares of black felt and cut out the shape about a half inch wider than your template for seam allowance.
- Pin one of each to your foam board, (one bat wing and one bad head), to prep for painting.
- Create horizontal lines across the bat wings, and two white dots for eyes on the face. Let dry completely.