Costume Week continues with this adorable DIY Ghost costume that I had found and saved on Pinterest (FYI you can find Craft, Interrupted on Pinterest here). It's from Parenting, and made from an oversized sweatshirt, some tulle, and black felt for the mask. Easy!
Mask Tutorial to help me out. You can print a template right from the tutorial.
I had some leftover black fabric from the Vampire cape that I had shortened, so I chose to make the inside of the mask that soft, slippery fabric, and the front part black felt. That way it wouldn't be scratchy on my Little Ghost. I layered the felt, the lining, and the cut-out pattern, and pinned together. Then I sewed just outside the paper, through both layers.
For the body of the costume, I followed along with the tutorial from Parenting. I cut off the sleeves of the sweatshirt (by the way, my little man is 3 1/2 and I used a women's size L sweatshirt for this). Didn't bother hemming anything. One of the sleeves then gets cut about 10 or so inches from the armhole end to become the hat.
You finish off the costume by folding a length of white tulle, cutting a slit for the child's head to go through, and slipping it over top of the sweatshirt. This looked awesome, but my little man complained a lot about how itchy it was on his neck, so I don't know if the tulle will make it or not. I put a long-sleeved white t-shirt underneath, with striped pj pants and some hand-me-down chucks. White gloves, too, but we forgot those for the pics : )
He was sooo excited!! What a fun surprise!
Coffee Filter Ghost Lollipops, tootsie rolls, peanut butter eyeballs, and crunchy pumpkin chocolates (thanks again Dollar Tree!). I also included two foam pumpkin decorating kits, because for $1, why not, right? ; )
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