No-Sew Ninja Costume

I hosted a Ninjago party for my youngest son’s birthday last year. I have been meaning to share those party photos with you for… well, a year! I promise we will put them up soon, but I didn’t want to wait any longer to share our fun Ninja Costume tutorial because it would make a super-easy and inexpensive Halloween costume.

No-Sew Ninja Costume at

TO MAKE this no-sew ninja costume, pick up inexpensive sweatpants and a matching long-sleeve t-shirt. (I bought Harrison’s at Walmart.) For the belt, I used a 3-inch wide strip of black felt. (You can also buy felt at Walmart in the fabric section.) For the kimono top, place the t-shirt on a flat surface and using sharp scissors cut straight up the front middle of the shirt. Now take the right flap and about six inches from the top, cut at a slight angle up to the collar. Repeat for the left flap and then cut the collar off completely. Cut off the cuff on each of the sleeves, and you’re done!

No-Sew Ninja Costume at

No-Sew Ninja Costume at

Harrison posed here with our easy DIY Ninja Staffs, and at our Ninja party we made each of our ninjas their own set of these kid-friendly DIY Nunchucks.

Easy Kid-friendly foam Nunchucks tutorial at

TO MAKE one set of nunchucks: you will need two, 8-inch pieces of foam pipe insulation and one 10-inch piece of 3/4-inch rope. We purchased the supplies at a home improvement store. It is a good idea to burn the ends of the polyester rope to keep from fraying. Hot glue one end of the rope approximately one-inch inside of the insulation tubing. Repeat with the other end of the rope and piece of insulation. Let your ninja decorate the nunchucks with washi tape.

About Aimée

Aimée was a co-founder of Paging Supermom. Although she dreams in pink, she wouldn’t trade her two energetic boys for anything. Between using The Force on surrounding battle droids and flying to infinity and beyond, Aimée enjoys squeezing in some personal creative time. With a background in advertising, marketing and design, she is proud to stay home raising her boys.


10 Responses to No-Sew Ninja Costume
  1. Ellen says:

    What an easy and creative idea! It is nice to see you use sewing shears (and not paper scissors) for cutting your fabrics.

  2. E.S. Ivy says:

    This is brilliant! I’m I guessing correctly that you need to choose a size or two up on the shirt?

  3. E.S. Ivy says:

    P.S. I came over from a link at snapcreativity where I was reading about the jquery pin it button.

    Ironically, I tried to use the hover Pin it button to put one of the ninja photos on my new Pinterest board, and it comes up blank and says I have to add a photo to pin…

  4. how creative that was! awesome work done thanks for the post liked it so much….!!

  5. Carrie says:

    Highly annoying how the ads/games try to load while I’m reading the blog.. It switched over 6+ times! Cute costume though

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  8. Rebekah says:

    Oh my goodness, this post was Heaven-sent.

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