DIY Halloween Kid’s Costumes Handmade Fast & Easy

Halloween Costumes Easy How To Collars and Tutu

Today I have a quick and easy tutorial for handmade Halloween costumes or rather a how to create kid’s costumes at home with just one handmade piece for each costume.  Today, I’m sharing how to make a collar and a tutu that are versatile for any costume.  Here I’ve show them as a princess or ballerina for the tulle tutu skirt, a clown for the collar with pom poms, and an adorable lion for the ruffled tulle collar.  However, you can adapt any of these easy projects to work with so many other planned costumes.

Before the Halloween costume project, be sure to stop by any of our Etsy shops for some Halloween favors and Fall decorations to get ready for the spooky coming holiday:

The Party Fetti Shop 

 

Pinwheel Pretties Shop 

 

Once Upon A Home Designs Shop 

 

I DO Wedding & Bridal Designs Shop 

 

And be sure to visit our Pinterest Boards for tons of other inspiring Halloween ideas and other party planning tips!

Now for the easy DIY Kid’s Halloween Costumes –

 

SUPPLIES & TOOLS:

  • Either 1/4 yd of fabric or 1 yd of tulle
  • 10” of 1/2″ elastic (more for the tutu?)
  • Several inches of Velcro®
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Optional: Pom Poms and/or trim (1-1/4 yd)

DIRECTIONS:

Fabric collar:
1. Cut fabric rectangle 7”x45”.
2. Hem shorts sides and one long side.
3. Turn long raw edge under 3/4″ and sew down to make a casing for elastic.
4. Cut a piece of 1/2″ elastic 10” long and thread through the casing. Sew the elastic down the sides.
5. Stitch Velcro onto the collar to hold it in place.

Tulle collar:
1. Cut four pieces of tulle 9” by 45”.
2. Fold tulle in half lengthwise.
3. Sew a casing 3/4″ down from the fold to form the casing for the elastic.
4. Cut a 10” piece of 1/2″ elastic and thread through the casing.
5. Tack elastic into sides to hold it in place.
6. Sew on Velcro to attach the two sides of the collar together.

Tulle tutu:
1. Cut four pieces of tulle 9” by 45”.
2. Turn down one long edge 3/4″ of the tulle and sew to form the casing for the elastic.
3. Cut a 10” (should this be longer?) piece of 1/2″ elastic and thread through the casing.
4. Tack elastic into sides to hold it in place.
5. Sew on Velcro to attach the two sides of the tutu together.

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