When someone says you cannot create your own DIY Halloween costume say to then “Silenzio Bruno!” DIY Halloween costumes can be more comfortable, warmer and cuter! Check out this fun DIY Luca Halloween costume inspired by the animated Disney hit Luca!
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This year is the 9th year that I’ve done a DIY Halloween costume for Brielle! (PS Scroll below or check this instagram reel to see the costumes of years past) She, like many kids this past year loved the new Luca Disney movie that came out and when I shot out the idea of a Luca Halloween costume amongst other ideas, she picked Luca. I’m happy to say the concept of Luca being a boy never crossed her mind, just like last year when she was Pete the Cat! To her, it’s just a loved character that could make for a fun costume.
- Green hoodie
- Felt – Blue, lime green, yellow
- Heat Transfer Vinyl – holographic, blue glitter
- Needle and thread in several colors
- Blue belt
- Green scales pants
- Luca Costume Mask PDF Template (download it free here)
- Luca Costume SVG file (download it free here)
Since Halloween can be chilly weather in our area, I decided based this costume on a hoodie base with some felt and heat transfer vinyl elements added on. If you didn’t already know, I kinda have a thing for DIY hoodie based costumes.
To create the hoodie I first cut blue strips as shown that would fit over the hood part to create the Luca’s signature blue wave hair style.
I laid them on top and sewed them onto the hood from the underside.
They are flipped down when worn and give a little lifted look when she trick or treats. I also sewed on the green fins on the front of the hoodie, just like Luca has.
Next up came the vinyl placement. You can grab the scales and the hair accent piece svg cut files from the supply list above and add to the hoodie as shown.
The scales aren’t perfect (reminder: this is a homemade costume), but Brielle doesn’t mind that they don’t fully line up around the sleeves. The holographic vinyl really adds to the shimmery water quality that you see in the movie.
I decided to add an optional face mask (the old school kind that goes over your eyes, not your nose and mouth!). Brielle can’t wear this to school, but she can wear it on Halloween night.
To create it, I cut each piece out of my face mask template, cut the sample pieces from felt and sewed them together, as shown.
To create the tail I cut (2) pieces of green fabric in this tail shape, an additional blue piece as the fin on top and a separate oval piece that will go against their body when worn.
Sew it all together, adding stuff as you go. I also cut two slits on the oval piece to slide the belt through then attached to the tail.
I sewed this oval piece onto the opening of the tail.
To sport the tail, she has to simply put the belt around her waist. See the instagram video on how this costume in action!
I think this Luca Halloween costume can be worn just as the hoodie and pants for simpler wears, like when worn for school or just your everyday wear.
When she wants to step it up for Halloween night she can add the face mask and tail.
Brielle’s other DIY Halloween Costumes from other years:
SUSIE M ZEPEDA says
Thank you for all the info you included. My son loves Luca and I am in the process of making him his costume. The belt loop part of the tail is genius, I was trying figure out how I could make his work before I started sewing it all.
Spot of Tea Designs says
Yay for Luca Halloween costumes! She wears it to school tomorrow so we’ll see how well that belt loop works lol
Maria G Olguin-Leon says
thank you, genius idea for the tail. Can you please tell me the dimension of the tail the wide of the widest part and the length.
Spot of Tea Designs says
Sorry I didn’t get to this sooner but my daughter was wearing it at activities the last two days! The 22 inches long and 3 inches wide at the part near the belt. If you make the costume I’d love to see!