Little Red Riding Hood Halloween Costume for Kids
Little Red Ridinghood:(5-7 year olds)
This little red riding hood costume is remakably simple. Your child can wear
any warm clothing underneath, but a dress and tights looks especially good. If
you wish to make this outfit for a younger child, hem it or use a smaller piece
A square of red fabric about 115cm x 115cm (45" x 45").
130cm (51") of 10mm (3/8") and wide red satin ribbon.
Finish all four sides (unless one or two sides are selvage edges - you can
leave them as they are) of the fabric by narrow hemming them so that no raw
edges are showing.
To make the casting, measure and mark a line, on the wrong side of the fabric, 38cm
(15") down from one side. It's best to do this down from an edge with a
Fold fabric,right sides together, along this line and pressed. Now stitch a line
2cm (3/4") from the pressed edge to form the casing.
To make the hood, bring the right sides of the two corners above the casing together
and stitch a narrow seam.
Use a safety pin to weave about 130cm (51") of ribbon through the casing.
thread a bead onto each ribbon end and knot it in place to prevent the ribbon
from pulling through the casing when the cape is being taken off.
Pull the ribbon
to gather the neck area and tie around your child's neck.place the hood over
her head and roll it back until it fits comfortably.
Use a basket with a handle for gathering halloween treats. You can hem the edges
of a leftover piece of red fabric to use as a lining. After halloween your little
red riding hood can use the basket for toys, books or a picnic lunch.
I have made this for Amanda . It easily changes into the Queen of Hearts.