Well, now that Halloween is over, I am finally able to share the costumes I made! We had one trunk-or-treat party where the girls first got to wear their My Little Pony costumes, and they really dirtied them up. So, a run through the wash and finally getting a minute to photograph them before Halloween night, I present Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie.
So, here’s the deets: The zipper hoodie was inspired by CINO from her girls’ costumes last year. I used the Reversible Hoodie pattern, without any pockets or the reversible part ;). In order to have a seam to insert the ears, I just cut the curved part of the hood pattern about 2.5” in and seamed it back together with an ear in between.
Instead of using yarn like Jess did, I used fleece. With Rainbow Dash and Pinkie Pie, I was looking at 7 skeins of yarn, none of which were 50% off when I went to the store, so even for the cheapest cheap yarn out there, I was still looking at $25… or I could just go buy a shoddy costume at the Halloween store. So I went with a 1/4 yard of fleece and it ended up being $9 for all the colors.
By the way, my girls informed me I did Pinkie Pie wrong. She was supposed to have light pink skin and dark pink hair. FAIL. Then, when I couldn’t get the pink “hair” to curl, I had to do some serious tear wiping and soul consoling for a certain 4-year-old child.
The cutie marks were made with regular cotton fabric, and I applique’ d them to the pants. I totally forgot to reverse the image first, but the girls didn’t mind. No harm done.
The pants were made using Dana’s Kid Shorts pattern, and I just extended the length to make them pants. I wanted them a little loose, so that was the best pattern option.
I made Rainbow Dash’s wings by drawing a pathetic wing shape and then free motion-quilting some feathery type texture to it.
I attached the wings to the hooded jacket by simply sewing them up the center! Voila! I should have tacked the wing tips to her shoulders but forgot.
The girls were thrilled. That’s all that matters! Who cares about the three broken needles and running through 2 bobbins and sewing one of the hoods on inside out the first time! The hair made the hoods a little heavy and we kept having to pull them back up, but overall, I am really glad how they turned out. Good thing it was 87 degrees for the first Halloween party and the girls could stay nice and warm (*sarcasm*) but last night the weather was nice and cool so the girls were perfectly comfortable.
The perfect, comfortable, colorful, and play-friendly costumes.
And, after making these two costumes, I just dug through the dress-up bin to find something for the baby. I was a little worn out
I hope you and your families had a great, safe Halloween!
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