Lorie from Lorie Fuller Designs is our guest contributor today! She is going to share some ideas for those last minute Halloween Costumes using eBooks from www.YouCanMakeThis.com. Many of the photos below come from our creative customers who used a book and ran with a creative idea for turning it into a costume. We love that! So take it away Lorie!
If you’re like me, you haven’t even started your Halloween costumes for this year. Halloween is big here in Boulder! Our local JoAnn store gets packed this time of year with C.U. students looking for costume fabrics and embellishments and you’d think the lines at the cutting table were for a rock concert.
Since my stash is so voluminous, I start by looking at what I’ve got and try to figure out ways to use those precious remnants, vintage and retro fabrics, and those over-the-top laces and ribbons that come in those value packs you see at the stores. Next, I take a look at my patterns to see if I can come up with the feeling of the costume I’m looking for. Then, I get any supplies or fabrics I don’t have and get started.
I thought I would share some of the ways you can use YCMT patterns to create or add just the right touch to your costumes.
The Portrait Peasant could also make these possible costumes:
- Storybook characters
- 1960’s Retro
Use the Pouty Petticoat pattern to enhance:
- Princess dress
- Victorian style historical
- Funky modern
The Apron-Front Jumper pattern makes a sweet vintage-look costume. Add large buttons for a whimsical feel, or detach the apron as I did and use it as a separate piece. Use this pattern to get these looks:
- Western or prairie
- Story book girls (Gretel, Little Red, Dorothy)
Janey’s Dress by Olabelhe
Use this pattern for:
- Regency Era dress or gown
- Storybook character
With the Simply Sweet Dress, our customers were able to create looks for Little Bo Peep, a Witch, and Belle. Take a look!
With Dainty Designs’ Corset Top pattern, you can get these looks:
- Pirate girl�
- Southern Belle
Take a look at what one of our customers made with the corset top — a bumble bee set!
Plus, watch STUDIO 5 tomorrow, Friday, October 16th, where we’ll show you more ideas for BOYS and GIRLS! (…and even pets!) We have a sweet surprise coming your way, too! Tune in! Studio 5 airs in Utah at 11 am on Channel 5.