We’re continuing the Handmade Halloween Costume series today with Jenny from The Southern Institute of Arts and Crafts. Halloween is two weeks from today, and at this point a lot of you are thinking about scrapping the whole idea of making something handmade. Well hang on! Don’t run off to Party City just yet! This week and next we’ll be presenting a few ideas for your last-minute handmade costumes. Jenny is here to kick it off with some fabulous felt masks to inspire you:
Hi everyone, it’s Jenny from The Southern Institute. I have a confession to make. I had intended to provide you all with an easy tutorial for a fairy skirt, wings, and headband. Here’s the problem: I brought some pretty sheer blue and pink fabric from the store only to find, once I got it home, that I had no idea how to sew with it! There goes that idea.
The felt mask trend has not gone unnoticed by me. Or maybe it’s not really a trend. Maybe I’m just loving felt masks these days. Felt masks can be so much fun! First off, they are cheap to make. Secondly, you can make them as simple or as elaborate as you please… they always look cute as can be on the wearer.
These are about as simple as they come, but they get a whole lot of use and have been the centerpiece of many hours of imaginative play.
Felt masks are perfect for a handmade Halloween costume. Pick a mask that you love and start to build an outfit around it, maybe made of felt!
I can see pairing this mask with a long sleeved white t-shirt, covered with light and dark pink felt feathers. Add a flouncy pink and white tutu and you’ve got yourself an adorable halloween costume!
Thanks so much for having my today, Marigold!
I wish everyone a happy, fun-filled, and safe Halloween!
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