Having been part of a group costume more than a few times as a child I have a sweet spot for sweet sibling costumes which is the theme for today's Homecrafted Halloween. Click the thumbnail photo above to see the whole costume and click through to find out how the costumes were made and for the link to submit your own!
Dorothy, Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man
aka: Bryleigh (4), Jeremy (2) & Miles (3 months)
location: Jerome, ID
age group: child, toddler & infant
difficulty level: super easy
materials: Dorothy costume - fabric, sparkly shoes, basket and stuffed animal. Lion costume - hoodie and pants, light brown fleece and dark brown felt, iron-on lining, etsy bought yarn mane, safety pins, brown face paint. Tin Man costume - gray shirt and pants, felt, funnel, silver spray paint, silver face glitter, elastic, safety pins
description: For the Dorothy costume, I found a pattern of a twirly dress and made it..super easy! Added the sparkly red shoes, a basket and stuffed animal and our Dorothy was complete!
For the Lion costume, I had found the mane on etsy at a discounted price and just had to have it. To complete his costume, I bought a zip up hoodie and pants set. I cut out an oval shape of my light brown fleece and cut it in half for the zipper. I used iron-on on the back side of it, then stitched it down too. For the tail, I made the fleece into a tube, cut the dark brown felt in sections and attached it to the tube by sewing it. Then I just safety pinned it to the back of his pants!
For the Tin Man costume, I cut a heart out of red felt and a white circle. I drew the clock onto it the circle, stitched them together and safety pinned it to his shirt. I spray painted the funnel silver and attached elastic by punching two holes into the funnel and tying knots to make them secure. I added a bit of silver face dust and his outfit was complete!
Wendy & Captain Hook
location: Milwaukee, WI
age group: child
difficulty level: semi-easy
materials: Capt. Hook wears a pair of black cords tucked into red baseball socks, a white cotton lady's blouse, and a red satin sash. We had a three-cornered hat and hook hand just laying about the house. Wendy's gown and robe are blue poly fleece that looks like crushed satin velvet. Fleece, because it's too cold in October in Wisconsin for chiffon!
description: I bought a 70s-vintage child's peignior pattern on etsy (from The Vintage Dresser shop) to make the nightgown and robe for Wendy. Pretty easy to sew, and worth the time since she wears them at least once a week. My son put together the Capt. Hook costume himself. They picked the characters to match the kids next door, who went as Peter Pan and baby Tinkerbelle.
Superwoman and Wonder Woman
aka: Clark (2) and Jane (4)
location: Fife, WA
age group: toddler & child
difficulty level: semi-easy
materials: fabric, thread, elastic, velcro, felt, heat n' bond, binding, store bought t-shirt, tights, thermal underwear, red boys underwear
description: To make Clark's Super Man costume I bought a pair of blue thermal underwear and added the Superman logo I traced and cut out of red and yellow felt and attached with Heat 'n Bond. I bought a pair of red boys underwear to wear on the outside and I sewed a super simple red cape.
To make Jane's Wonder Woman costume, I bought blue fabric with white stars and sewed a simple elastic skirt. I added red tights and shoes. I bought inexpensive gold fabric and sewed simple wristbands, a belt and tiara which fasten together with velcro. The red shirt was embellished with the gold Wonder Woman logo which I downloaded online, traced onto the gold fabric and attached with Heat 'n Bond as well.
aka: Denali (2), Sandia (3) and Elsie (4)
age group: toddler
difficulty level: not especially easy (but worth it!)
materials: fleece, fake fur and super shiny material
description: Sew, sew sew. I traced around some footed Pj's for the body, made a hood, cut out spots, cut and sew tons of shiny spikes or horns. Put it all together, sewed on some snaps and voila a monster costume.