I love Halloween—I love the candy, the decorations (especially the witches), the trick-or-treaters and most of all– the costumes! When our kids were growing up, I made them all sorts of costumes—a devil, a warlock, a pirate, a Ninja Turtle, a gorilla, a Dracula and many others. I know many of you do as well because I’ve seen some of your creations!
One year, each member of our family went as some sort of clown. I sewed all the costumes and purchased the accessories. The boys chose what kind of clown they wanted to be: a jester clown, a hobo clown, an Auguste clown (he has a BIG smile) and a tramp clown. The only challenging part of making the jester clown—I had to hand-sew 48 bells onto each costume! We actually used those costumes for several Halloween seasons.
Making Halloween costumes is actually fun because if you make a mistake or the seams are not just perfect—who cares? No one is looking at them “up close and personal” so they do not have to be perfect!
Today, there are so many inexpensive Halloween costumes so most people find it easier to purchase them. However, if you are a seamstress–your kids will love and remember the costumes you make.
My daughter-in-law Moe knit an amazing costume for my darling grandson, Lowell. They were going to a Harry Potter Party so she knit him a “Hedwig the Owl” costume and for my son Trevor, she knit him a Harry Potter scarf, complete with black-rimmed glasses. These costumes made a big hit at the party and on facebook!