The boys wanted to make a Halloween costume this year. G1 and G2 wanted to be ghost type Pokemons. G1 chose Chandelure and G2 chose Gastly. G3, my niece, is going to be a chick. As the designated costume maker, the task has fallen to me to figure out how to make them. So here we are with the Gastly costume, number 1 of 3…
How to Make a Gastly Costume
What you will need:
- 2 sheets of black felt (60cm x 70cm) – like the ones from Daiso
- some scraps of white and red felt for the eyes and mouth
- purple disposable craft fabric – like the stuff they use to wrap flowers bouquets
- black marker pen
- fabric chalk
- coloured thread
- elastic band
Gastly Costume Face
Sew the eyes, mouth and fangs onto the front piece of black felt. Mark the pupils with a black marker pen. Cut a semi-circular neck line at the top of the fabric.
Stitching the Gastly Costume Vest
Sandwich the purple fabric in between the front and back pieces of the black felt. Use a sewing machine to stitch the side and shoulder seams. When you turn the Gastly costume right-way out, you should get something like this:
Turn the costume back inside-out and sew a 1.5cm hem line. Leave an opening to insert the elastic band.
Thread the elastic band through the hem and secure it with a knot. This will bunch up the felt fabric around the hips.
At the shoulder, sew a strip of elastic (pulled taut) along the shoulder seam.
Cut a vertical slit at the neckline of the back piece of black felt – this is so your child’s head can fit through the neck hole:
Turn the costume right-way out and shred the purple fabric to make jagged strips of purple “flames”. The final costume should look like this:
Here it is on my model:
That’s one down and two more to go.
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