Halloween is the perfect time to show off your amazing DIY skills! Here are a few ideas for costumes.
I like to make a good portion of our Halloween Costumes each year. Sometimes, we buy costumes and make accessories. Scroll down for a few examples!
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This year, we re-used most of the costumes I’d sewed previously.
To make the dress (a few years ago), I bought a cheap medieval-style dress from Wish similar to this one on Amazon. I got rid of all the gold and replaced it with black fabric.
I’m not a very skilled seamstress, but I’m not afraid to whack off some fabric and see what happens!
(Let me know in the comments if you want to see photos of how I accomplished this dress.)
The detail that makes the costume especially unique is that the skirt is just SO BIG. I added a lot of extra material to the dress so that I could make it go over a very large hoop skirt.
When I walk, the whole skirt sways from side to side and people get out of the way!
I wore the hat and makeup last year without the big dress because I was going to school to help Kindergarteners with a Halloween art project.
Here is a version with darker, scarier makeup.
You can find the tutorial used to make the hat right here.
It’s a pretty floppy hat, which I like, but I might trim the brim a little bit next year so my colored contacts and feather eyelashes show a bit more.
I used the tutorial to make my daughters’ hats and son’s wizard hat too. I also made kind of a belt to put around the base for a bit of color and to tie the costume together.
My son has taken over my husband’s wizard beard for his costume. I sewed him a hat and altered the robe to fit him.
(Do you want to see the tutorial for the beard? Let me know in the comments below.)
Here are the original wizard robe and yarn beard, from our Halloween party in 2018. (I was pregnant with our fourth baby.)
My husband made the staffs glow by putting fairy lights (wrapped around their battery box) in round glass jars and then screwing the jar lid to the tree branches.
Read the glowing staff tutorial here!
In 2019, we did a family costume. We were characters from the Disney movie Moana!
My husband was Maui. We bought the tattoo suit and wig. He made his hook out of several layers of cardboard and paper mache, then used a Sharpie to draw the designs.
I was Tefiti. I made the wig from yarn (tutorial on how to make a yarn wig is here), got the gown on Wish and altered it, and created a glowing heart of Tefiti necklace using fairy lights and my Cricut.
Let me know what you’d like to learn how to make.