Thursday, October 13, 2011

Halloween costume ideas & tutorials!

Halloween is almost here! What are you (or your kids) going as? If you are still unsure, here are some ideas for costumes you can make. Some are quick and easy, others are more involved. Click on the links for each costume discription if you want to see how it was made.

Thing 1 & Thing 2 this post gets a lot of attention on my site. They're fun & everyone knows who you are!

Prince William & Kate Middleton, Royal wedding style are the costumes of choice for Hubby & I this year (while, of my choice, thanks Hubby). They're works in progress right now, but here's the first post on the making of Kate's dress. Many more posts to come on these costumes, check them out in the future.  (** check out the completed William & Kate costumes**)

If you're wearing a full dress check out my petticoat tutorial to make your own for a fraction of the price they ask at the stores.

This skirt which can be used for a witch or pirate, is a classic. Depending on your mood and time, you can make these costumes simple or go all out. Here are some other mix and match pirate costume ideas.

Dorothy & the Lion are fun costumes. You can add or remove more characters from the Wizard of Oz to fit your group size (or go alone as one of them) You never know if you'll run into the rest of the cast while you're out. (Hubby & I went out and there just happened to be a duo of the tin man and scarecrow, crazy chances)

Whether you're a lion or another large feline, here's a way to spice up some paws or if you go the lion route, make your mane extra cool.

Don't forget your pets! Here's DIY posts on making a Santa hat, antlers, and Tin man hat. As always, be careful to make sure your pet knows these are costumes, not their treats!

Happy costume making!

(I haven't posted about them yet... maybe some day, but I've also gone in recent years as Boo from Monsters Inc when she's in her monster costume, and Pippi Longstockings)


  1. Awesome costume ideas. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday.


  2. That Kate Middleton dress is super! I can't wait to see the finished product. You have some great ideas here. I am a new follower from Sundae Scoop. Vicky from

  3. Great selection of costumes there!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  4. ooh I would love to be Princess Kate!

  5. I want to be Princess Kate too! Cute idea.

    New follower. Come visit if you want.

  6. Awesome! I'm a huge halloween participant, only because of the costumes. I have made so, so many costumes over the years. I have something in mind for myself this year but I haven't heard if my kids will require my assistance. They are older now so dressing up isn't as interesting as it used to be. So I'm not going to say what my costume will be because I don't want to ruin the surprise, or committ myself. Maybe I'll blog about it. Who am I kidding. If I pull it off, you better believe I'll blog about it.

  7. Love all these costume ideas! Thanks for sharing @'Sew Cute Tuesday'!

  8. Nice blog and Awesome Costume ideas. Thanx I found this online store where we can buy Cheap Halloween Costumes at discounted price.


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