It’s October already! If you are anything like us, you are just starting to think about Halloween costumes. One of the problems we have had in the past are children that keep changing their minds about what they want to be. Of course Rachel and I have both slaved over costumes in the past and then sometimes you just need to go to the local big box store and pick one up for $5.99. The trick is to know that it’s ok to do that sometimes too.
One of my most favorite me-made costumes was the year I made the giraffe. You can read about it HERE.
The year that Rachel made the fairy costume with the sequin cloth was a close second.
You can see her tips on sewing on sequin cloth HERE.
Sometimes you just need an idea that is quick and you don’t own a pattern that will work. Well we went searching and found some free patterns that you can use and maybe even adapt and use ideas of your own. Amy from Peek-a-Boo Patterns has several. If you are looking for an Olaf inspired snowman for your little one this is perfect. Get the full tutorial HERE While you are visiting the Peek-a-Boo Pattern shop check out the tutorials for the Ice Queen and Cinderella.
Do you have a budding Astronaut? Swoodson says has a great Astronaut costume tutorial that will make a daunting DIY costume totally doable.
Baby lock has some great ideas for costumes made from pillow cases. Check out all of their free tutorials HERE If dinosaurs are more for your littles, Peg’s Gotta Do has a sweet Triceratops and Pterodactyl. She also has several tutorials for animal baskets to go with your costume. Find her creations and tutorials HERE
Looking for Dinos in a hurry? Rachel made these quick easy Dino shirts one Halloween. And a matching t-rex hat tutorial to go with it.
Are you looking for a cape? With a sweet logo? Go to Vanillajoy.com Last but not least, there are always the tutu options. Andrea from Andrea’s Notebook has assembled a list of costumes using the ever popular tutu. Find her post HERE
Hopefully this will inspire you to get sewing on your Halloween costumes. Do you have a child who keeps changing their mind? Maybe your child knows exactly what they want to be. Remember its always ok to go to the big box store when life really gets crazy!
Happy Sewing, Donna
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