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DIY Sun and Sunglasses Mommy & Me Costume

I’m sunglasses and he is my “SUN”! My son. Get it!? Mmmmhmmm! Had to do it. Inspired by my fave pair of Oui Fresh sunnies, we had to make this DIY sunglasses costume this year!!

Any guesses what we used for the lenses? Ok, I’ll tell ya… FRISBEES!! So perfect, right?? Let’s make it!!

DIY Sun and Sunglasses Mommy & Me CostumeDIY Sun and Sunglasses Mommy & Me Costume

 DIY Sun and Sunglasses Mommy & Me Costume

DIY Sunglasses + Sun Costumes

Total Time: 1 - 1 1/2 Hours


For the sunglasses:

Large Cardboard Sheet or Box
Two Black Frisbees
Hot Glue Gun
Pink Vinyl or Paint
Pink or White Dress/Outfit

For the sun:

Yellow Foam in Two Shades
1" Elastic
Yellow Bloomers
Yellow Striped T-Shirt
Yellow Cardigan
Yellow Moccs


To make the sunglasses:

1. Place your frisbees on the cardboard, with about 10 inches between them and trace. This will be your guide for drawing the sunglasses!
2. Freehand a flower and nose bridge shape, approximately four inches wider than the circles you've drawn.
3. Cut out.
4. Cover the sunglass piece with vinyl or paint.
5. Hot glue the frisbees on top, in the center of each flower you drew.
6. Hot glue elastic in an "X" shape to the back of the sunglasses so you can slip it on over your head/shoulders.

To make the sun:

1. Cut out a circle of the deeper yellow foam. The circle will depend on the size of the baby/child/person. Ours was about 8".
2. Cut out several triangle shapes from the other yellow foam.
3. Hot glue each triangle to the back of the circle to form a sun shape.
4. Hot glue yellow elastic in an X shape to slip over the babies head/arms. That way you can put a cardigan or jacket on overtop of it!

DIY Sun and Sunglasses Mommy & Me CostumeDIY Sun and Sunglasses Mommy & Me CostumeDIY Sun and Sunglasses Mommy & Me CostumeDIY Sun and Sunglasses Mommy & Me Costume

Photos by Jeff Mindell

The sun/son pun. It’s still killing me. (That’d be him up there, by the way, chewing on my actual sunglasses.) But I also think the sunnies would pair so well with our past palm tree, pool float and tropical drink costumes too if you want to do a big ol’ group!!

p.s. IF you make a Studio DIY costume, please share with #studiodiyincostume on Instagram! Every year I do a HUGE roundup of all your versions of our costumes that I find there and I’d love to include yours!!


  • Michelle

    You have such amazing costume ideas for you and your kid! Love this one!

  • Cinzia

    He is a little but shining sun! I love all your costumes ideas. 😀

  • Kristina B

    Doesn’t he just make the cutest little sun! Easy to see why he is the CENTER OF YOUR UNIVERSE. (ohhhh burn! <Another bonus sun pun)

  • Keely

    Keely from Team Oui Fresh here — I can’t deal with this cuteness. I’ve tried to find a way to deal and there simply isn’t one that exists. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ And Arlo is just SUCH a doll baby. Seriously that face melts my heart every time I see him.

    Have always always been inspired by you, Kelly! You’re such a light — thanks for making my day yet again!


    • Kelly

      Hi Keely!!! Thank you so much for the sweet words! The sunnies were the perfect inspo for this costume!!

  • Indya | TheSmallAdventurer

    Frisbees for the lenses?! You are actually a genius. They look so much more like lenses than paper would have! There is no end to your creativity.

    Indya ||

    • Kelly

      Thanks!! I was thinking and thinking about what we could use that would be shiny and finally BAM! Frisbees came to mind. My favorite part of creating these costumes is figuring out what weird items can make an awesome costume!

  • Melissa

    Love the costume and love the shoes! Can I ask where they’re from?

  • Putlocker

    This is so great and I absolutely appreciate you sharing your experience.

  • Mia

    I am in love. I can’t even right now. Those Rose Oui Fresh sunnies are my favorite!! They’re on the top of my Christmas list! And then the costume! STOP. The fact that you used frisbees is so cool!! And I am dying with Arlo, your sun/son. Whenever I think he can’t get any cuter. Whenever I think your costumes can’t get any better. Whenever I think Studio DIY can’t get any awesomer!! BAM Kelly strikes again. I love this so much:)

  • Mia

    “blinded” by his cuteness

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