Monday, October 3, 2011

Halloween Costumes

Hi everyone!  If you are reading this, I appreciate you sticking around!  I haven't posted in quite some time because getting ready for and starting life with two kids in elementary school has actually been pretty hectic.  I took on the responsibility of being room mom for both of my children's classes, volunteered to be our school representative for the Trick or Treat for Unicef program, and signed up both kids for after school activities.  So, it's been a little busy trying to get used to our new schedule.

I just wanted to stop in today to share the Halloween costumes I made for my kids' this year.  I can't believe I got them done this early!  My son wanted to be a knight and my daughter wanted to be a pirate princess.

For the knight costume, I used McCalls pattern 5500 to create the "chainmail" shirt, tunic, helmet and shoulder armor.  I created the belt, sword sheath, and boot covers (not pictured) on my own.

For the pirate princess costume, I made the shirt using the peasant blouse tutorial HERE and made the bandana skirt using the tutorial HERE.  I made the striped bloomers and belt on my own, and purchased the head bandana.

The kids are very happy with their costumes and can't wait to go trick-or-treating!  What will your kids be this year?


  1. wow, very impressive. My daughters would be very jealous that they don't have a momma that can sew like u! Love the pirate costume.