I had fun this week creating a DIY Anger Inside Out costume. The boys and I watched a screening of the movie on Tuesday and one of their favorite characters from Inside Out is Anger.
I was surprised by how easy the costume came together and using fairly basic materials. I only spend $5 total and that included buying a shirt! This costume is fairly easy to put together with a few basic materials. You could even skip the outfit and just make the mask as a fun craft idea!
Anger Costume Materials:
- white short sleeve button down shirt
- dark slacks
- red felt
- grey ribbon
- glue gun
- paper clip
- red duct tape
- Anger face template
- tie template
- red, orange and yellow construction paper
- large craft stick or elastic (if you want to wear the mask)
I love costumes that start with basic clothes, preferably clothes you already own or clothes that you can easily obtain and reuse!
How to make an Anger Inside Out Costume
Quinn already had a pair of slacks to use but didn’t have a white button down shirt. I hit up our local consignment store and found a long sleeve one for $4. I easily converted it to a short sleeve shirt by cutting off the sleeves and using fabric fusion to hem up the cuffs.
How To Make An Inside Out Anger Tie
Anger’s tie is very distinct, red with grey zig zags. Luckily the design is simple enough to recreate with red felt and grey ribbon. I had plenty of red felt leftover from my no-sew Price Charming costume, so I made use of that.
I used one of the boys’ existing ties as a template. It cut the shape out of red felt which means no need to hem or worry about fraying. The shape is pretty basic but I’ve included my template here in case you need it too!
I used 5/8″ wide grey ribbon (from my local dollar store) and hot glued it onto the felt in a zig zag pattern. Just glue one section at a time and it’s fairly easily. I used hot glue to attach a paper clip to back to create the “tie clip”.
DIY Anger Mask for Inside Out Costume
I LOVED how the mask turned out and it was quite easy to make. All you need is red duct tape, an ANGER face printable template(see below), and cardboard. I recommend using a soda box because the cardboard is thinner and easier to cut.
Start by printing an enlarged copy of the ANGER face ( 165% worked great for me). Then cut out the general shape of his face to use as a template for the cardboard. I kept the shape a rounded rectangle as you can see in the picture below.
Once you cut the face out of cardboard, cover it with red duct tape. Then cut the eyes and mouth out of the print out and attach it to the cardboard with double-sided tape.
My flames are a variety of triangles cut from red, orange and yellow construction paper. I attached them to the back of the mask using more red duct tape.
I wavered back and forth on whether to attach elastic to wear the mask or just tape on a large craft stick. In the end I kept it simple and went with the craft stick.
If you do wear it as a mask, you’ll want to cut out eye holes out and add black mesh so you can see through it.
What do you think? Pretty easy, huh? Two simple crafts to make, the mask and tie, and then just add a white button down shirt and dark pants. Done.
I think making the mask by itself would be a fun Inside Out party idea too! Speaking of fun Inside Out ideas, don’t miss these posts:
More Inside Out Ideas
- Fear Inside Out Costume
- Bing Bong Costume
- Inside Out Family Costumes including I would Die for Riley boyfriend Idea
- More Inside Out Costumes
- Inside Out Coloring Pages
- Bing Bong Cupcakes
This post was originally published June 19, 2015.