October 9, 2017

Girl Charlee Fabrics :: DIY Halloween Costume Inspiration

We LOVE Halloween here at Girl Charlee Fabrics as it is the perfect time of year to show off creativity and sewing skills and with handmade costumes for the entire family!  This year there are a wide range of new and revamped pop culture icons, so we've compiled a list with a few popular costume ideas and paired them with fabrics and sewing patterns from the shop to help you put together your own handmade Halloween creations!

Don't forget to share your finished creations for a chance to be featured in an upcoming Knit Picks posts* by sending pictures to gcblog@girlcharlee.com. Enjoy!

The 2017 Wonder Woman film set many new records and is expected to be an incredibly popular costume this year. Whether you want to dress as the newly updated Wonder Woman or the classic Wonder Woman, you'll want to start with a bodysuit like the Road Trip Bodysuit from George & Ginger

Belle from the updated Beauty and the Beast wears this elegant ballgown, but if you're looking for a more casual version to wear for Halloween, try sewing Pattern Emporium's Spellbound Dress or New Horizons Designs' Venice Dress.

There are many popular characters in the HBO series Game of Thrones, but if you want to dress as one of the lead women like Daenerys Targaryen or Cersei Lannister, sew up a beautiful maxi like the Gemma Maxi Dress from Named Clothing or the Diana Wrap Dress from Wardrobe By Me. For male characters like John Snow, you can start with Greenstyle Men's Mandex Tights in our stretch vegan leather.

To dress like Moana this Halloween, we recommend sewing a crop top like George & Ginger's Capsule Crop for Women or Love Notions' Posh Popover Top for Girls to match with a grass skirt.

A long sleeve yellow shirt with blue overalls is the perfect Minions costume. Try sewing the Tee Times Three Top from Blank Slate Patterns with the Janne Overalls from Zierstoff for your little ones.

The characters from the new Netflix series Glow dress in colorful 80's leotards and bodysuits. To get started, we recommend using a bodysuit or a swimsuit sewing pattern like the Abigail Swimsuit from Ohhh Lulu.

Captain Underpants is known for wearing his bright red cape and white underwear. To recreate this look for your little ones, try sewing Fishsticks Designs Little Fishies Undies along with a cape. Craft Buds offers readers this FREE Cape Tutorial and Sewing Pattern that is the perfect addition to many Halloween costumes.

As the new season launches right before Halloween, many people are sure to dress as the characters from the Netflix series Stranger Things. These kids mostly dress in basic tees and jeans, but for Eleven's memorable pink dress we recommend using a pattern like New Horizons Designs' Girls Deer Creek Dress.

The young superhero team PJ Masks wear full bodysuits, but that is not practical for all youngsters so we recommend making two separate pieces like Shwin Designs' Anytime At All Tee and Blank Slate Patterns' Super Skinny Pants.

We love to see what you sew up so please send 1-2 images* of any project you make with Girl Charlee Fabrics to gcblog@girlcharlee.com and you might see your creation featured in our next Knit Picks!
*Please note that all images submitted are subject for Girl Charlee promotional use.

Happy Sewing!
~ Heather & The Girl Charlee Team

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