I usually highlight handmade costumes throughout the month of October, but this year the whole month just sort of seemed to pass me by. I didn’t want to break from my tradition entirely, so before we put Halloween behind us for good I wanted to spotlight a few of my favorites this season.
Frosty the Snowman
Pig in a Blanket
Red Riding Hood & the Big Bad Wolf
My Cakies has been wowing me with her Halloween costumes for years and her mini barber shop quartet did not disappoint!
But the first place winners of this years Handmade Halloween Costume Contest have got to go to Erika of Yellow Pear for her family of Star Wars characters. Her costumes were simple to do, easy to recreate, but oh-so-chic.
Just look at little Luke & R2D2
But wait, there’s another blue ribbon waiting for the epic Darth Vader Princess.
Cool as cool can be and hopefully I will have a chance to recreate all three of these costumes when my guys get just a little older. I can already tell it’s going to be GREAT!!
Got a great Handmade Costume I should know about? Send me a pic or shoot me a link, I’m always cataloging great ideas on Pinterest.
I know you’ve heard me sing the praises of sweatsuit costumes here, here & here but I have to credit Chrissie from Clever Faeries for the all-time coolest sweatsuit costume EVER!
OK, all you non-believers. Don’t take it from me, see for yourself:
Care Bear Costumes!!! Colored Sweatsuits & Iron-On Transfer Paper … now, really folks why didn’t I think of that??? Not to worry, thanks to Chrissie I plan on having a whole lair of Care Bears next year.
Complete w/ curly tails & little hearts on their bottoms (my favorite part!!)
Read all about how she did it, here
Now if only we can figure out who will be Grumpy Bear. The Unwilling Mr. or Little Crabby Pants. Good thing we have an entire year to sort that out.
Psst, Chrissie’s talents don’t stop with cute bear costumes, head over to Clever Faeries and take a peek at all the amazing things she’s been doing. I see one of these in Sweet’s Christmas future ….
Cowboys were all the rage around these parts last year, we had recently moved to Texas and the kids were wholeheartedly embracing the change. It came as no surprise when they asked to be Cowboys for Halloween.
I’m not one to disappoint, so I whipped up these homemade costumes for my little cowpokes.
To say I am a novice with a sewing machine is an understatement, still I managed to hand draw the patterns and sew these simple costumes in just a few hours time. The chaps were too big (I was planning to fringe the sides, but ran out of time) so we just left them at home.
I used brown & white pleather (I guess that’s what it is, it has the soft fuzzy underside) that I found in the clearance aisle of the fabric store, some star buttons and some soft suede as an accent. I added pockets for fun & gave the cowgirl some fringe for more flair. I used a box style vest for him & a more rounded version for her (and the baby too – sorry I don’t have any pics of him in his – he was asleep)
As you can see, the kids LOVED their costumes & jumped at the chance to put on a little square dance for the senior citizens at our local Fall Fest. If you’d like to know more about how I made these, just let me know and I’ll do my best to step you through it.
Today’s Handmade costumes are brought to us by the letter G. G as in Super G-Man!! My friend Kellie of This Blessed Nest is incredibly talented and creative (seriously, when you’re done reading about Halloween costumes RUN over and take a look at a few of her projects) and a tip-top Mom to boot. She came up with these three adorable costumes for her little ones.
Her oldest is Super G-Man, he is his own masked super hero. HIst outfit is complete with mask, cape, insignia and even rubber boots (the boots are my favorite part !) – how cool is that?
Her other two are twins (Awww). He is a Kissing Bandit decked out in a black outfit & matching cape covered in smooches! And she is just about the cutest cupcake around. Seriously, a foil liner for a skirt, sprinkles on her shirt and a fluffy pink icing hat. I love it!!
Thanks for sharing Kellie and for being so super duper sweet yourself.
It’s not to late to submit your own handmade costumes (just send me an email, a tweet or a FB post)… or to see mine from last year. I am laboriously uploading photos now so you can see our cowboy get-ups. On the docket for this year: a race car driver, a puppy & one TBD. Until next time …