With Halloween fast approaching, I thought I’d share with you the cute Halloween ghost costume I made for my daughter Grace last year.
Charley from Rambling of a Beauty Blogger and Molly from Lyon Notes came up with the idea of beauty, fashion and lifestyle bloggers coming together to blog about their favourtie parts of the Halloween; so I thought I’d share this little homemade costume with you, which received quite a lot of ‘aahs’!
I didn’t like the price of baby Halloween costumes, especially as babies are only likely to be in them for such a tiny amount of time. So I racked my brain about what I could make myself, from bits around the house and came up with this and was really pleased with the outcome!
All you need to make this unique costume is:
- A white long sleeved baby grow
- A white pair of tights, leggings or trousers
- A pair of black knickers!
- 2/3 white muslin squares
- Length of thick white elastic
- Needle & pins
- Black & white cotton
Step one – Making ghost face & ‘Boo’
Taking my old pair of black knickers, I cut out two eye shapes, a mouth and the word ‘BOO’ and laid them onto the baby grow and a length of cut muslin, big enough to fit babies head. I made the eyes with eyelashes, but if you’re making this costume for a little boy, then just leave these off and you can also write anything you like on the headband.
Step two – Sewing face & ‘Boo’
With the ghost face features and BOO pinned into place, I then sewed them on using the needle and black cotton. I then cut two tiny white circles from a piece of one of the muslin squares, which I then sewed onto the black eyes with the white cotton.
Step three – Making the ghost skirt
Taking the 2/3 muslin squares, I cute them each into a number of long strips, about an inch wide. I did this for all of the muslin squares to make sure the skirt was full. I then laid out the elastic and one by one, started tying the muslin strips onto the elastic. I left the knots quite uneven and lumpy, to create a more raggedy look and made sure that I had enough elastic left on each end to be able to tie around the waist.
And that was pretty much it! Once dressed, Grace seemed to really like her costume and even though I just did it to entertain us at home (there was no way we were trick or treating, with Grace only being 9 months old), the costume was perfect and it’s now stored away for safe keeping.
Do you think you’ll try and make this costume for your little one this Halloween? I’d love to see pictures of your creation if you do!