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DIY Ms Frizzle Costume

Make this fun and easy costume for Halloween or everyday dress-up! It's perfect for both kids and adults!
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Solid color dress or trench coat in a similar style to Ms. Frizzle
  • Felt various colors
  • Fabric glue
  • Scissors
  • Craft foam to make yellow foam stars
  • Solid color shoes we got ours from Goodwill
  • Felt yellow
  • Puffy Paint black
  • Bus template printed from online
  • Transfer Paper
  • Ribbon
  • Sewing machine and thread


How To Make Ms Frizzle's Costume

  • Find your base. It can be a trench coat or a solid-colored dress. We got ours at Goodwill.
  • Cut out planets, stars, moons, and more from your felt. I cut out stars in different sizes, quarter moons, and cut circles for the planets. Then I added stripes and rings to the planets. The sun is two pieces with the rays being back behind the main circle.
    Have fun making embellishments!
  • Attach all the shapes to the dress with fabric glue. Add them randomly all over the front, back, and arms of the dress. There are no rules - keep adding until you like the way it looks!
  • Set the entire dress aside until it's dry.
  • Find a stuffed lizard and attach it to the dress with safety pins.
  • For the shoes, find solid-colored shoes and tie some foam stars on them.

Make Ms Frizzle's Purse

  • Cut the front and back pieces out of stiff yellow felt for the purse.
  • Add the bus pattern to these large yellow felt pieces with transfer paper.
  • Cut out more felt for the purse's sides and bottom. Sew all the pieces together. Add ribbon for handles.