Oct 12, 2012

Sheet and Pillowcase Costumes


We love Halloween. And, we like to be creative and make our own costumes. I found some great costumes for kids and adults that are made from sheets and pillowcases.

Look at this cute little guy and his skeleton costume. It looks comfortable too.

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The pumpkin is a classic costume. This is a fun and easy version from Martha Stewart (yes, even Martha crafts with pillowcases.)
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I love this little kimono made from a sheet. I love the cherry blossoms.
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This costume reminds me of my Freshman year in college. After a lifetime living in a California beach town, I went to school in Idaho.  It actually snowed the week of Halloween. Kids constructed snowman with jack-o-lanterns as heads. I thought, "what have I gotten myself into?" (btw, I spent my Sophomore year in Hawaii.)

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Isn't this costume a "hoot"? I love the mask and layers of "feathers."

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And, the grown-up version.
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This is such a pretty costume made from sheets. I love the Victorian ballerina. Click on the link to see two more versions.
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 Also from the Victorian era, this is a steam punk super hero.
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A whole family of biblical costumes from sheets. Re-purposing with a holy purpose.
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This next costume picture actually comes from Awkward Family Photos. The "marshmallow" of the s'more family is made from a sheet and 2 hula hoops. If you need a really good laugh and have a lot of time to waste, check out Awkward Family Photos. Don't forget to read the captions.

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We Americans can get pretty enthusiastic with our patriotism. This would work for Halloween or Independence Day. (I know I have a lot of International readers; I kid you not, we really dress this goofy on July 4th.) Anyways, this was made with a pillowcase and fabric spray paint.
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I've seen some fun pillowcase capes. Every kid needs a superhero cape.
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This little vampire cape is constructed with a black and red sheet. It's bloodsuckingly cool.
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Torn sheets make a great mummy costume.
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 I am totally loving this 1930's inspired dress.
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Whether you are going to a fraternity toga party (another college reference) or need a quick Halloween costume, this is a great tutorial for making a sheet toga.
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Of course, we can't have a post about sheet costumes without a ghost. This is a freaky cloaked ghost costume from 2 sheets.

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Do you celebrate Halloween and do you wear a costume? Do you make or buy costumes for your family. I'm leaning towards Princess Leia this year. I also like to rock the boat at church every year and wear skeleton tights with my church dress. The teens always love them.

For more information on the costumes in the round-up, click on the links for tutorials and more inspiration.

4 comments:

AUNT BONNIE'S CLOSET said...

What a cute post! Thanks for all the cool ideas!

Ali Richardson said...

Awesome round-up. Sheets are so versatile :)

retrorevival.biz said...

So many great ideas! Many years ago when my children were kids, I handmade their costumes for years, but that was way before I discovered the beauty/versatility of using linens. Maybe some day when grandkids are on the scene?

~Cindy

Heather Kinnaird said...

so many wonderful ideas - I wish I was crafty