Making homemade costumes is one of my favorite reasons to sew. I started making Halloween costumes for my children. Then I had the opportunity to do volunteer sewing for a theater school. I was hooked.
I had to find a job in the costume industry and started working for a costume rental shop.
I am now surrounded with costumes and I get paid. This is my dream job. As I create more costumes I will add them to this site.
Costumes give you freedom to break free of the usual fashion constraints and let your imagination fly.
The only thing holding you back from having a great costume is your imagination. I hope to inspire you and show you ways to make a costume you will be proud to wear.
Click any of the links to see how these costumes were made.
There are a variety of costume sewing patterns available. If you can't find the exact pattern for the costume you want or need, I will show how to be creative and make costumes using more than one pattern.
Even if you are not a sewer or are a novice sewer, there are easy ways to make great costumes using sewing patterns.
Start by looking at the pattern companies costume pages for costume ideas and patterns that you would like to make.
Simplicity has the largest variety of costume patterns for all ages.
Burda carries a smaller selection of costume sewing patterns. It is worth looking at their selection.Burda Style patterns now available at Simplicity.com!
McCalls and Butterick and KwikSew have a good variety of period costumes. These pattern companies offer accessory patterns for example crowns, jewelry, hats etc.Go to www.mccalls.com
When you purchase a costume sewing pattern, the instructions will tell you what fabric is suitable.
However, fabric can be expensive, so take the time to look for fabric on sale or clearance.
It can be quite expensive to make a costume, especially if you purchase supplies at full price. Keep in mind it is a costume.