Have you ever tried to find a Halloween costume for your child at the last minute? It can be a very time consuming and often frustrating experience. You may find that you are rushing into store after store only to find bare shelves or Halloween costumes that just will not work for your child. The solution is a very simple one; make your child’s Halloween costume yourself. This article will go over how you can successfully make a Halloween costume for your child that will primarily consist of using a sweat suit.
The Halloween costume that we will be making today is a sheep Halloween costume. The sheep Halloween costume can be worn by children of all ages, but is often used by children whose ages range from infant to 5 years old. The sheep Halloween costume can be made very inexpensively and quite easily. That is because the main part of the sheep Halloween costume is made from using a sweat suit. Sweat suits are normally an inexpensive piece of clothing to buy. After Halloween is over you can always use the sheep Halloween costume that you made from the sweat suit as a play outfit for your child to wear around the house. Two uses all rolled into one, who could ask for anything more?The things you will need to make the Sheep Halloween costume is as follows: White sweat suit with a hood(if you can’t find a hooded sweatshirt then buy a white stocking cap),2-3 bags(depends on the size of the child) of cotton batting or pillow stuffing, 2 pieces of white felt, double sided tape,2 safety pins, 1 pair of black socks, 1 pair of black gloves(or could use a second pair of black socks),black shoes, white and black face paint. Once you have assembled the required things proceed on to to Step 1.
Step 1. Take the hooded sweat shirt first, lay it on a flat surface such as a table. On the front of the shirt, you will need to start at the bottom cuff of the sweat shirt, apply your double sided tape from the left to the right across the front of the sweat shirt. Continue up the sweat shirt until you reach the collar, do the same for the collar. Remember, you are only doing the front part of the shirt for now.
Step 2. Take your cotton batting or pillow stuffing and start to place it on the double sided tape to form the sheep’s wool. Continue doing this until you have covered all of the bare spots of tape.
Step 3. Now you will need to take your double sided tape and wrap the entire, front and back, sleeve of your sweat shirt. Only wrap one sleeve at a time.
Step 4. After you wrap the sleeve of the sweat shirt, go back and apply your cotton batting or pillow stuffing to the sleeve in the same manor as you did the front of the shirt.
Step 5. Repeat step 3 and 4 on the other sleeve of the sweat shirt.
Step 6. Flip the sweat shirt over so you can do the back of the sweat shirt. Start at the bottom cuff of the sweat shirt and apply your double sided tape from left to right across the sweat shirt. One that is done, do the hooded part of the sweat shirt in the same manner. Starting from the bottom and working your way to the top in a left to right motion. If you have a sweat shirt that does not have a hood, then use the double sided tape on a white stocking cap. Go from bottom to top in an all around circular motion. Then apply the cotton batting or pillow stuffing. Set aside.
Step 7. Take the sweat pants. Start at the bottom cuff of one of the sweat pant legs. Use the double sided tape and go completely around the leg front and back, in a circular motion, working your way up the entire sweat pant leg.
Step 8. Put the cotton batting or pillow stuffing on the pieces of double sided tape so no tape is visible.
Step 9. Repeat Steps 7 and 8 on the other leg of the sweat pant.
Step 10. Cover the back and front parts of the sweat pants with double sided tape. Then add the cotton batting or pillow stuffing to cover the tape.
Step 11. Get your pieces of felt and cut out the ears for the sheep costume. The ears should be more of the shape of a peanut.
Step 12. Cover the felt with double sided tape and use the cotton batting or pillow stuffing and cover the ears. Pin them to either the hooded sweat shirt or to the stocking cap with the safety pins.
Step 13. Put on the sweat suit. And stocking cap, if your sweat shirt was not a hooded sweat shirt. Apply white face paint to the entire face of the child. Then use the black face paint to put on the child’s nose. You can also outline the child’s mouth with black face paint.
Step 14. Use the black gloves for your child’s hands. And put on the black socks and black shoes on their feet. If you don’t have black gloves you can use another pair of black socks for their hands.
Your Sheep Halloween costume is complete!!