Make Your Own Maleficent Headband

CONFESSION: This weekend, I found myself thinking about fall. Yes, I know it’s only July — but there is something so magical about the fall leaves, pumpkins, lattes, and, of course, Halloween costumes.

Picking a Halloween costume each year is always a process. Do you go all out? Or do you rock something more subtle? Do you pick something “adult”? Or do you rock your Rey look for a second year in a row because you just adore Star Wars that much?

While it can be a hard decision, I think it is best to keep your options open. If you attend a Halloween party, you may need a full-blown costume, but if you’re merely adding a Halloween spin to your day-to-day office look, something more subtle might be best. After all, while it might be fun to dress up and head to the office to wow your co-workers, your Queen Amidala wig might standout a little too much during that 2 o’clock meeting.

Lucky for us, I think we’ve found the perfect office-appropriate look with Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which hits theaters on October 18. Grab your favorite all-black outfit, apply a stunning red lip, and make your own Maleficent headband for a stylish, comfortable, and wickedly cute Maleficent office-look.

Make sure to watch the new Maleficent: Mistress of Evil trailer below!

DIY Maleficent Headband

What You Need:

  • 8.5×11 piece of black card stock paper — plain or with glitter
  • Scissors
  • Black marker
  • Printed Maleficent headband template (to trace) — DOWNLOAD
  • Headband
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

First, print out the Maleficent headband template (found in the list above) at your desired size. I chose to make my horns approx. 7 inches tall, but depending on the size of your headband and how bold you’d like them, you can certainly adjust the size. Next, cut the horns out from your printed template.

For a more classic look, choose a piece of black card stock to make your horns. For a jazzier version, choose a piece of black glitter card stock.

Flip your card stock paper over so that the backside is facing up. Lay your horn templates on top and trace the outline with a black marker. (NOTE – If you’re having issues seeing the black marker on your black paper, use a pencil. I chose to use a marker so that the markings would be less visible if you viewed the headband from the back.)

Cut out your two horns.

Fold the square tabs at the bottom of each horn. Add a small drop of hot glue to the underside of the folded tab, and then carefully adhere the horn to one side of your headband.

Repeat the last step with your remaining horn, gluing it to the other side of your headband. Let the glue dry entirely and enjoy!

Are You Excited for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil?

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a follow-up to the 2014 global box-office hit with Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning reprising their roles as the dark fairy Maleficent and Princess Aurora. The film also stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville. 

About Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

The years have been kind to Maleficent and Aurora. Their relationship, born of heartbreak, revenge and ultimately love, has flourished. Yet the hatred between man and the fairies still exists. Aurora’s impending marriage to Prince Phillip is cause for celebration in the kingdom of Ulstead and the neighboring Moors, as the wedding serves to unite the two worlds. When an unexpected encounter introduces a powerful new alliance, Maleficent and Aurora are pulled apart to opposing sides in a Great War, testing their loyalties and causing them to question whether they can truly be family.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil comes to theaters on October 18, 2019 — right in time for Halloween!

Movie images and footage courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures.



  1. July 9, 2019 / 8:51 pm

    This is such a creative idea! I absolutely love love Maleficent and I cannot WAIT for the second film to come out. The trailer has me so excited. Great costume idea – maybe that’s what I’ll do for Halloween!

  2. July 9, 2019 / 9:53 pm

    I’m excited about fall too! I still haven’t seen the first Maleficent movie, but this headband is such a fun idea!

  3. Becky Ginther
    July 10, 2019 / 3:47 pm

    This is so fun! I wonder if you could also do it with black foam paper, that might work well too!

  4. Jacie
    July 10, 2019 / 10:37 pm

    I love this!! I’m going to have to make these if not for Halloween at least for the movie. 😉

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