Halloween is just around the corner and even though we don’t get too into this holiday it’s always fun to dress up.
My very first handmade business started when I made my step brother a fleece Mario hat for his birthday. He had gotten his first Nintendo DS and was a huge Super Mario Brothers fan. Soon after that we set up shop on etsy. We opened in June 2009 and I sold my first hat on my son’s birthday. We offered them all year round but we always had the most sales during Halloween.
Almost every year I make my kids some kind of Halloween costume. Usually its the night before or day of Halloween so it’s not too impressive. This year I got a head start and made fruit themed Halloween costumes. When it comes to Halloween costumes the simple ones are always my favorite. I like to dress up pieces we already own or are easy to find at a thrift store. Accessories are key. With a just a few craft supplies and the right accessories you can turn a basic shirt or dress into a awesome Halloween costume.
Our first fruit costume is a pineapple. Pineapples are quite popular and I’ve seen them everywhere this summer so my brain often thinks pineapple.
For this costume we used our favorite romper pattern and made it in a bright yellow with a little bit of green. We free hand the lines with fabric paint and a ruler, which got a bit messy. I’d use tape if you want clean crisp lines. Lastly we topped off our pineapple costume with a construction paper crown. Costume complete. Wasn’t that easy!
Of course you don’t have to know how to sew to make your little one an awesome Halloween Costume. For a no sew version check it out here —–>>> Handmade Pineapple Costume by Lines Across They used a onesie, but I can also see this technique used on a dress. 🙂
Visit us next week for our super simple strawberry Halloween costume.