I don't know how we lived in the same place for ten years without discovering 4H summer camps, but our summers will never be the same! Boo and Lu enrolled in sewing camps, and they made the most amazing things! In addition to some really fantastic projects, Boo's camp actually challenged them to make Halloween costumes from scraps. Boo came up with this amazingly creative Peter Pan Shadow costume. Isn't it the coolest?
Boo came away from the camp with several professional-looking projects, but this one--created by her--is definitely my favorite. Of course, you can make it, too, so I'm sharing it here. I'll give you the general idea of how to get this look, and you can adapt it yourself using what you have at home.
Simple Peter Pan Shadow Costume from Scraps
The tunic is probably the easiest part. Grab a black t-shirt that is too big and cut out a v-neckline (if the shirt doesn't already have one). Now make large triangular cuts in the sleeves and along the bottom to give a rugged look. Use a black fabric scrap to tie the tunic at the waist.
Boo added a long-sleeved black t-shirt under the tunic to make herself look more like a shadow. Depending on the temperature where you trick-or-treat, you could wear or not wear the extra shirt.
Boo actually created these using a simple elastic waistband pants pattern, but you could easily grab a pair of cheap black pants at a thrift store and fringe them in the same way you fringed the tunic.
I couldn't believe it when Boo told me how she made the hat. It's made from the sleeve of a suit coat! She cut the sleeve off of the coat right at the shoulder. She used the piece from near the shoulder and sewed a dart in it to to make the right shape for her hat. She added a black pom pom at the end, hemmed the raw edges, and she was done!
What do you think? Could you make a costume out of fabric scraps? Her friend made a Peter Pan costume in the exact same way. What a great idea! I made Bear's Indian costume from t-shirts, too. I love cutting up t-shirts to make something new!
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