Happy almost Halloween, everyone! We’re getting ready for a candy-filled weekend around here. This year for Halloween, Beany went back and forth about what she wanted to be before landing on Little Red Riding Hood. Then, because she’s almost 4 and totally awesome, she decided on her own that Little Pink Riding Hood was a much better choice. So off to the fabric store we went! Bear’s costume was an easy choice once Beany knew what she would be. “But wolves are scary,” Beany said. So he’s our Little Not-So-Bad Wolf. Much more snuggly than the Big Bad version, don’t you think?
For Beany’s Little Pink Riding Hood costume, I bought 1 1/2 yards each of two different fabrics: a sturdy pink twill for the outside and a soft cotton floral for the inside.
I used pink thread to stitch it all together and finished it off with pink grosgrain ribbon to tie around the neck. So four supplies (plus a sewing machine) is all it takes! And the best part is, the whole thing is reversible, so she can run around in a happy floral hood when Halloween is over.
For Bear’s Little Wolf costume, I kept it as simple as I could so he’d actually keep it on. The ears are felt, stitched together with white thread and then attached to his favorite baseball cap with sticky Velcro dots.
The tail I based on this version that I saw at Hanna Anderson a few weeks ago. It’s made with felt and batting and has a simple elastic band at the waist. Easy peasy and super cute. Beany has since requested a fox tail, so that’s in the works. Oh, and the furry vest is a repeat from Beany’s kitty costume last year.
Our trick-or-treaters are all ready for Saturday! Hope yours are, too!