Halloween is here, and Halloween is the best holiday for crafts! I sadly don’t have a new costume this year, but at this point there’s enough costume parts around the house that I’ll be able to come up with something to wear for the adorable trick-or-treaters that will hopefully be stopping by. It’s my first Halloween in this house, so I don’t know what the trick-or-treater situation will be like – either we get to see fun costumes, or we get to eat a lot of leftover candy :p
Anyway, I thought I’d put up a few posts about my costumes from previous years, and a little bit about how they were made. Let’s start with the generic female pirate costume.
I made this my first year of college, and wore it for the next two. This was probably the first costume that I made out of quality materials – I avoided the “Halloween quality” fabrics and went for the good stuff. I pretty much just followed the pattern, but I was able to learn a lot about working with lace and putting in grommets.
One addition I made was embroidering a pirate flag – I wanted an excuse to use my embroidery machine.
A store-bought pirate had and a piratey necklace that I had lying around finished it off, and while my more recent costumes have tended away from short and more towards nerdy, I’m still pretty proud of how this turned out.