Kids Halloween Pumpkin Costume (3 – 5 year olds)

This bright orange material with glowing, yellow face makes this pumpkin
a halloween hit.

 

You Need:

about 1.5m (1 1/2 yd.) of orange felt. **I made this costume out of some inexpensive
orange cotton type materian and it not only looks better it is also washable.**

4m (4yd.) of 10mm (3/8″) wide yellow, orange or black satin ribbon.

1 square of yellow felt ( or material).

2 squares of green or beige felt (or material).

1) cut a piece of felt/ material cut a piece of felt/material 1m (1yd.)
wide and measure your child fron neck to knees for the length measurement.

2) this next step is optional.if you’d like your pumpkin to look as if it has
lines like those on a real pumpkin,do the following:fold the felt/material piece
in half lengthwise and machine stitch very close to the folded edge.open the
felt/material and fold it again about 15cm (6″) out from the center line.stitch
and fold on the other side of the center and continue folding and stitching
until you reach the edges.

3) fold over and pin the top 2cm (1″) of felt/material and stitch to form
a casing.repeat along the bottom to form another casing.

4) cut out large,yellow pieces of felt to look like a pumpkin face.stitch or
glue these onto the center front of the orange felt/material.

5) with the right sides together,pin and stitch the center back,beginning below
the top casing and finishing above the bottom casing.

6) using a safety pin,weave the through both casings.(thread a bead onto each
ribbon end to prevent them from pulling back through the casings.)

7) try the costume on your child.tie the ribbons at the neck and bottom and
mark where the arm holes should be.take the costume off and cut slits for the
arm holes.try it on your child again and adjust if necessary.if you think your
pumpkin needs some rounding out,stuff it with some crumpled newsprint or paper
grocery bags.

 

Hat:

This hat should look like the cut-out lid from a pumpkin.

1) cut out 2 large orange circles, each about 25cm (10″) in diameter.
( try using a dinner plate.)

2) machine stitch them together along the outside edges.

3) poke two (2) holes, each one 3 cm from either of the center point.

4) poke a ribbon up from underneath, across the center point and down the other
hole. leave enough ribbon hanging down each side to tie under your childs chin.

5) for the pumpkin stem, diagonally roll up three layers of green or beige with
a few short pipe cleaners inside. hot glue them as you roll and try to shape
them as a stem. you may need to trim the bottom so that you can hot glue the
stem onto the top of the hat, over the ribbon that is showing.

6) if the hat slips off your childs head, glue on a couple of small pieces of
the hook side of the velcro to the hat and it will grip the childs hair preventing
it from sliding.

 

Finishing Touches:

Your child can wear orange, black or yellow clothing under the pumpkin costume.
experiment with face paint if desired.

**I made this costume for my son for halloween and everyone loved
it. It turned out better in my opinion by using the fabric, plus it is also
washable.

©Sue2016

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