18th October 2018
Homemade Halloween Costumes
PREPARE TO SCARE – HOMEMADE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
I have to admit, on the halloween horror scale of 1-scariness – this lot don’t really make it past 0!
OOH – this is a bit of a track through the archives. I’ve found some pictures of our favourite home-made halloween costumes- the ones we used to make into kits and sell at Greenwich market. Those days seem a long time ago now – especially when I think how old the children in the pictures are nowadays. I can honestly say that are much scarier now – whatever they’re wearing – than they were then. I’m going to try and upload all the patterns we used too in the next few days – They were all pretty simple and could be hand-sewn or even glued.The scary fairy costume was a big hit and and the multi-purpose cloak – black velvet for a vampire – sparkly for a wizard or a witch came out year after year too.. The vampire waistcoat can be adapted to make a bodice for the witch dress too.
By the time we wrote BoyCraft – the costumes (and the kids) had got a little bit scarier.
This inspired a Creepy Craft Kit for Halloween too, with rats, bats and spiders to make.