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How to Make a Nun Costume

Whether you're a sinner or a saint, making a nun costume for Halloween requires no divine intervention.


  • Step 1: Make the habit Make a habit from a long black dress with long sleeves, or a graduation gown.
  • TIP: For added authenticity, purchase a pattern for a tunic at a fabric store and sew the tunic yourself.
  • Step 2: Make a belt Tie a piece of rope around your waist as a belt.
  • Step 3: Make the ring Take a strip of white poster board, and cut it to fit around your head.
  • Step 4: Finish the veil Cut the piece of black fabric into a large square so that the veil is the length you desire. Hot glue the fabric to the poster board ring to complete the veil.
  • Step 5: Accessorize Accessorize the costume by adding a crucifix or rosary beads.
  • FACT: In 2008, an Italian priest attempted to organize a beauty pageant for nuns, but his superiors quickly suspended the event.

You Will Need

  • A long black dress or graduation gown
  • Rope
  • White poster board
  • Scissors
  • Black fabric
  • A hot glue gun
  • Glue
  • A crucifix or rosary beads
  • Tunic sewing pattern (optional)

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