Halloween is just few days away so I thought a little Sew Can Do costume how-to round-up would be good for those last minute costume needs and fun like a virtual costume party too!
Costume Tour Time!
My Princess Merida tutorial was a big hit last year and has been really popular this year too. I've seen some fabulous "I made it!" pics from readers looking for true-to-the-movie style. I show how to modify a basic dress pattern to get the classic Brave look, how to make a quiver & belt and, of course, a wild red yarn wig to make your little Merida complete.
Go vintage cute with my classic Strawberry Shortcake hat how-to. Add a red dress, apron & striped tights for a complete berry girl look.
Give a little pirate some extra sense of adventure with my Argh! Pirate Eyepatch tutorial.
I also share how to put the rest of the costume together HERE.
Holy Smokes! It's a Batman Mask & Gauntlet Pattern! Use my free downloadable patterns to make these classic Batman accessories. Toss in some grey pajamas & a cape and the look is complete.
And modify the mask pattern and add some other basic items to turn it into either the Old Time Bank Robber:
Or a BOO-tiful Secret Message Ghost:
Use my Just A Giraffe Coat tutorial to turn a basic jacket pattern into a wild-animal wearable:
While this isn't a free pattern here on the blog, my Dynamite Dinosaur Cape PDF Pattern makes a super warm and comfy costume:
It fits ages 3 & up and is easy to customize in whatever colors desired for boys & girls.
And for some other costume inspiration ideas, here are a few other creations I've made over the years and links to more info on them:
Shining Knight & Enchanted Princess:
Classic Roman Soldier (includes link to an amazing helmet how-to):
And for more fun costume ideas, check out my DIY Halloween Costume board on Pinterest: