Making Halloween Costumes – part 1


As you all know I made the girls Halloween costumes this year. Here is how I did them. Today I’ll show you how I made the baby ladybug costume.

First I bought a pack of plain white long sleeve onsies. I also bought some Rit Dye Fabric Dye in the Scarlett color, black fabric, black pipe cleaners and colored pom poms.

Here I am dying the first onsie red.

I tried twice (the second time with a different brand of dye) and no matter what I did I could not get the onsie to come out red. It was always a rusty orange color. I love the color, but it was just not right for a ladybug.

So I had to improvise. I found a large blood donation shirt that my husband never wore that was red and even though it had a huge design on the front I was about to get enough fabric to sew a long sleeve onsie using this pattern. I bought that pattern months ago and have gotten more than my money’s worth out of it.

I also used the pattern to make the black caps.

I sewed on the pipe cleaners and attached the red pom poms.

Then I cut out black circles for the spots and sewed them on. I sewed them on by hand instead of using my machine –  but it was just personal preference.



The last thing I did was buy little black tights from wal-mart to keep them warm and to tie it all together. Here is all done!



Published in: on November 7, 2010 at 9:09 am  Comments (2)  

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  2. […] So some of the info for this blog can be found in Making Halloween Costumes – part 1. My supply list and the cap pictures I am going to leave out since they are already there. Today […]

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