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Halloween costume sewing patterns for kids

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Halloween costume sewing patterns

Last year I hosted an online blog tour, asking some of my favorite bloggers to use their normal PDF sewing patterns and add a twist so they worked as Halloween costume sewing patterns! The creativity was AWESOME, I loved seeing all of the different ideas and styles. There were *so* many talented bloggers, and I thought I’d group all the ideas together for a recap this year.

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Halloween costume sewing patterns

Halloween Costume DIYs

1. Crystal at That’s What She Crafted made a jaw-dropping Jack Skellington dress for her daughter! And a hat! And a mask! She used The Vintage Georgia pattern from Cottage Mama.

2. Joelle for EYMM created an awesome Sven from Frozen costume for her son, you have to see it. She used the See Kate Sew recess raglan & Ellie Inspired Sleepy Bear PJs.

3. Rebekah from Rebekah Sews sewed up the cutest, comfiest unicorn I’ve ever seen! She used the Street Smart Sweatshirt Collection &  Peekaboo Pocket pants from Little Kiwi’s Closet.

4. Sew Pandi used her hippo pattern to make a BAT hippo that is too cute for words.

5. Amy from Friends Stitched together hacked the Cherry Cosmopolitan Dress from Candy Castle Patterns to make a stunning Um from Umbridge costume.

6. Erin from Dog Under my Desk used her Arm Candy Purse to make a trick or treat bag. How perfect – sew a bag for you and your kidlet!

halloween costume diys

7. Heather from Feather’s Flights used the Billy Bright Eyes top and Retro sweatpants for Buzz Lightyear & Woody was from the Go To Leggings! [2024 edit note – this website appears to be down, leaving it up for visual inspiration]

8. Meghan at the Sewing Geek used her bubble skirt pattern to make a… halloween treat bag!! So creative, check it out.

9. Kelly at Handmade Boy used the Mac’s Monster Shirt and Alex & Ann’s Winter Pajamas patterns for a comfy, super cool Captain America !

10. I joined in too with the Greenstyle balaclava pattern and a recess raglan to make a simple Astronaut costume.

11. Rachel from Once Upon a Sewing Machine used sequin fabric (that looks so pretty but hard to sew!) for a beautiful fairy costume. [2024 edit note – this website appears to be down, leaving it up for visual inspiration]

12. Chrissy at Muse of the Morning shared her past costumes using her own Ramblin’ Raglan pattern for an adorable witch, vampire, & fairy!

13. rachael from imagine gnats made super sweet, simple witch and siamese cat costumes out of the Skater Dress, her girls are so cute in them!

14. Ajaire from Call Ajaire made the most clever  Princess Jasmine costume from the Alley Cat romper and OUASM’s free peasant dress patterns. I really wanted to dress up like Jasmine when I was younger and it was always too cold – this would’ve been perfect!

15. Deanna from Sew McCool used TDD’s handkerchief skirt pattern to make an awesome mummy costume for her daughter, who had fun posing.

PDF pattern costumes

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16. Ren from the Inspired Wren made a soft, flexible robot costume last year for her daughter and detailed it for us, it is so unique!

17. The Pattern Revolution team sewed up several different hoodie hacks that are perfect for Halloween but could be worn all year round, check them out!

18. Olu from Needle and Ted used a toddler jacket & Triangle Pants for a super sweet dinosaur costume – it was actually for a wedding!

19. The Shaffer Sisters used the Bimaa hoodie & Jocelyn leggings to make a cute ‘scary’ spider costume!

21. Chelsea from GYCT Designs made several costumes from the Alex and Anna winter pjs, all Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

DIY Ewok Hood

22. I didn’t do it for a costume specifically, but the Greenstyle balaclava *also* makes a great Ewok hood! Click over for the tutorial & ear pattern!


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24. A softie pattern hack! Creepy spider from Tangible Pursuits.

25. Amy from Friends Stitched Together & a baby ‘Beast’ from Beauty & The Beast costume.

26. The cutest tin man you’ve ever seen from Amy at Sews n Bows!

27. Lisa Storms sewed up a bunch of semi-handmade halloween costumes with premade tshirts & hoodies that would be easily replicated with a PDF pattern as the base!

28. Last minute ladybug (from a circle skirt!) via imagine gnats.

29. Shwin & Shwin for Andrea’s Notebook with a fun peacock tu-tu hack.

30. Jenn at A Jennuine Life with an awesome coat to lab coat hack for a veterinarian costume!

31. A beautiful Sofia The First dress from Sarah for Pattern Revolution.

32. Kitty Cat dress from Rebel and Malice

33. Dinosaur Hoodie Tutorial from Bigg Stitches, little stitches

34. Have your dog dress up too, with a ghostly dog harness hack from Kari for Pattern Revolution!

35. A cheshire cat costume from Sugar Tart Crafts

How to refashion a costume into a bigger size

A tutorial for how to refashion a costume into a bigger size here on Swoodson Says.

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