Strawberry Shortcake costume? Are you going to a 1980s party and you want creative costume ideas. How about that favorite toy that you grew up with.
When you think of an 80's theme party, you probably think of Madonna 1980's fashion, big shoulder pads, and well, big everything.
80s fashion makes for some really fun costumes, but thinking outside the box is much more fun than the usual or ordinary.
For those of you who grew up in the 1980’s, you probably remember Hasbro’s toy doll. Althought the doll has changed in appearance the beloved character is still going strong.
The costume I’m talking about is that sweet little doll with a pinafore dress and oversize hat. Green and white striped stalkings and red hair made from wool strands.
Working in a costume rental shop gave me an opportunity to create costumes by request. The rental shop didn't have this costume and by request, I created it for a customer.
When we get requests for creative costume ideas, and when we don't have that particular costume, I am inspired to create one and now I am passing the inspiration on to you.
The costume itself was created using sewing patterns from a few different pattern companies. The mob cap, (what is a mob cap you say), it’s another name for “bonnet” but there is an interesting history to this simple hat. If your curious click the link to go to Wikepedia.org.
Getting back to how this homemade Strawberry Shortcake Costume was put together.
The items listed below are easily found at your local sewing and fabric stores.
Please Note: The strawaberry and the green swirl fabrics are different than what I used, as they are no longer available. You can of course use any cotton fabric to your liking, these were my choices.
To make the bonnet above, click here to leave Strawberry Shortcake Costume and go to the bonnet pattern page.