an adult woman in a spider costume against the side of a house

Spider Costume

If you need a cheap and easy Spider Costume DIY you will love this post. Whether you need a toddler spider costume or an adult sized one, this will work for anyone! 
Keyword easy spider costume, spider costume, spider costume diy, toddler spider costume
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1
Author Pretty Providence
Cost $20.00



  • 1 Black sweatshirt (the sweatshirt pictured above is a zip up because that is the cheapest we could find, but any black sweatshirt will do! 
  • 2 Pairs black trouser socks (I got mine at the dollar store)
  • 1 Pair black gloves
  • Clear thread and needle
  • 1 Pair cheap black sunglasses
  • Black pipe cleaners
  • White paint pen
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Hot Glue
  • Black Leggings, Shoes, Etc.


  • First things first, take your trouser socks and stuff them with your empty grocery bags. Once they are stuffed pinch the end closed and sew (you can use a machine or hand stitch) onto the sides of the sweatshirt. You should have two socks on each side, right under each sleeve.
  • After sleeves are stuffed and attached to the sides of the sweatshirt, take your clear thread and attach the arms to eachother. Start at the top on the inside of each sleeve, and tie a big knot.
  • Pull strait down and put needle through each leg so that when the wearer lifts their arm, all the arms lift in unison. If you are opting to have a tummy patch, cut your desired shape out of your fabric and sew it onto the tummy  of your sweatshirt at this point
  • Last but not least, our “eye” glasses! Hot glue your pipe cleaner “legs” onto the inside corners of your glasses, and use the paint pen to draw your little webs!



  • If you don't already have a black sweatshirt and don't want to buy a bunch of them you could always dye some older sweatshirts that you don't use anymore black! 
  • If you want to add a colored tummy it is super easy to cut out a green or purple oval shape and glue or sew it onto the body of the sweatshirt.