When I was a little kid, my mom made us Halloween costumes every year. They were always comfortable, always cute, and always different from what all the other kids were wearing :-)
I'm not a seamstress by any means (I can kinda sew a straight line. Sometimes.)... but it meant a lot to me to be able to finally make Halloween costumes for our long-awaited babies.
I had two-ish requirements:
- They had to either be "twin" costumes, or somehow specific to our kids (like plays off nicknames). and
- Abbie's needed to include a tutu!
I used the tutu tutorial (tututorial?) from The Hairbow Company to start with, then adapted the tututorial a little bit to better suit our purposes. I made the tulle strips a little bit shorter (18" instead of 22") and only did one layer, since Abbie would be held or in a carseat or bumbo the whole time. Double-layered tutus will be SO CUTE when she's walking around! Using the stretchy headband as a waistband was a wonderful shortcut, and made for a comfy-seeming and "finished" looking waist!
Sam's "S" was hand-basted (because my sewing machine needle is bent and I haven't done the research to learn to replace it yet) onto a white onesie that I'll detach the felt letter from and use again and again, and Abbie's "P" was actually on a little belt I rigged out of felt, buttons, and a little bit of elastic. Totally winged (wung?) it! But the black onesie that I used for hers had an adorable black cat on it, and she wore it a few times right up until the night of our trunk-or-treat. :-)