October 26, 2012
So here we are, Halloween is just days away and most Halloween parties are this weekend! Are you freaking out because you don’t have your costume picked out yet? Never fear, we are here to help! Here are some some of the easy and quick last minute creative Halloween costumes that we came up with!
1. Muslin is your friend! Muslin is an inexpensive fabric typically used for patten adjustments but can be used to create a bunch of fun and easy costumes!
With just a few yards of fabric and some basic draping skills you can easily create a no sew toga! Your fancy new toga can be used as the base for a Greek god costume, or use some fabric dye to create the perfect statue of liberty costume! You can even use muslin to make a classic ghost costume without having to cut holes in your nice white sheets! Muslin easily rips on grain, so by ripping 2″ wide strips you can wrap your self like a mummy! There are endless possibilities for using basic muslin to create unique and creative last minute costumes!
2. Felt is awesome too! Felt is great for so many projects, the uses for it are only limited by your own creativity! Our felt by the yard is nice and wide, 72″ to be exact, meaning you are getting a lot of bang for your buck! When discussing different felt costumes in the store, our employees came up with some great ideas; big crayon, potato, lobster claws, you could even be a sandwich! Have a solid colored t-shirt? How about cutting super hero symbols out of felt and attaching them to your shirt! Instant super hero!
Julia made this awesome Peter Pan tunic top out of only a half yard of green felt! All she did was take the shoulder measurements of our dress form and add 2″ to get the correct width. Then she cut an opening for the head and belted it to create the look!
3. Halloween spirit! You don’t need to have a costume to represent the Halloween spirit.
We have so many fun Halloween cotton prints, why not whip up a quick holiday skirt? Skulls, Owls, and spiders are all great choices for a spooky Halloween ensemble! A simple elastic waist skirt only takes about an hour to put together, you’ll be lookin’ fine in no time!
I made this simple skirt using our festive candy corn print fabric and added a cute orange lace border! It will be perfect for Halloween night and it only took me a little over an hour to sew it up!
So remember, don’t panic! And have a happy Halloween! Also, don’t forget to share pictures of your completed Halloween costumes with us! We love seeing what you come up with it!