Do your kids know what they want to be for Halloween yet? My lil’ lady talks about what she wants to be for months in advance, but that doesn’t mean that this momma doesn’t wait till the last minute.
I’m sure most of you do the same thing, so today I’m teaming up with Jamie Dorobek and her handmade Halloween costume site, Really Awesome Costumes to bring you this super Easy Tinkerbell Costume and tons more easy ideas to craft up DIY Halloween costumes for everyone including your pets, family costumes, and even a trick or treat idea!
Isn’t she the cutest little Tinkerbell?
Along with my Easy Tinkerbell Costume, I’m sharing 88+ more really awesome handmade costume ideas from talented bloggers everywhere!
I love putting together my kid’s costumes so that they are cute, comfortable, and a little bit original. But like most of us busy people, it ain’t going to happen unless the costume is easy to put together.
This semi-homemade Tinkerbell costume is just that and she loved it!
How to make a Tinkerbell Costume:
The only part that I made was the leaf skirt. Everything else was purchased, but it still looks so original!
Here is what you will need.
- 3 different shades of green fabric. I was able to find some with glitter and some silky fabric for the leaves and stuck with a regular cotton for the band. I like that it added a little pixie dust to the costume. The amount you need will depend on the size of your child. My daughter was 3 1/3 when she wore this last year and I as able to get by with 3 leaves of each color.
- a green leotard or bathing suit like this one
- Shoes: I found her silver sparkle shoes at Walmart and hot glued a white pom-pom onto them. Make sure you pick out comfortable shoes that won’t hurt when they walk a lot.
- tinker bell wings (I found these ones at JCPenny)
- sock (for sock bun)
You will use one shade of green for the waist band and the other two will be for the leaves (alternating every other one.)
For the waist band I cut 2 3 inch wide strips (the length will depend on the size of your little one.) Sew them down one long side, turn right side out and iron flat. Do not sew the other side.
For the leaves I made a template with a piece of paper. (The size of the leaf will also depend on the size of your kid.) For each leaf you will cut 2 pieces of fabric.
Place one cut leaf on top of the other (right sides touching/facing in) and sew them together leaving alone. Snip off the tip of the leaf with scissors and turn right side out, then iron it flat.
You will repeat this for each leaf. I used 6 leaves for my daughter who was 3 1/2 at the time.
Go back to the waste band, fold each side of the unfinished seam in about 1/2 an inch and iron so that it is easy to work with.
Now take your leaves and place them inside the unfinished seam of the waist band and pin in place. Then run it through your sewing machine about a 1/4 from the bottom edge of the waist band.
Fold the ends of the waist band in and sew. (I used a safety pin to hold the leaf skirt on my little girl. You could get fancy and sew on a button or a piece of velcro if you want.)
She put on the leaf skirt over her green leotard and tights, put on her pom-pom shoes and I pulled her hair up high on her head in a ponytail, then used a rolled up sock to make a thick bun just like Tinkerbell. The wings and some glitter on her face was the final touch for this happy little Tinkerbell!
She was thrilled!
Ok so now it’s time for tons more DIY Halloween costume inspiration! Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on the links below each collage to get the detailed instructions about how to make the costume pictured, just like mine above. Don’t forget to follow the Handmade Halloween Costumes Pinterest Board for even more DIY costume greatness!
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27. Elsa crown
36. DIY Cat Costume
61. Wildstyle Costume from the Lego Movie
70. DIY Skunk Mask
What handmade costume ideas did you love the most?! Be sure to click over to get the costume instructions, pin the costume, and let them know you love it! Also, follow the Handmade Halloween Costume board on Pinterest!