Fabrics for halloween costumes

Jun 06 2011

Making your own costume

Published by at 3:19 pm under Costumes

Halloween is the time of year when your inner creative self can come out.  If you are feeling the creative bug, then you should try to make your very own customized Halloween costume.  Making your own Halloween costume, at first, may seem daunting, but there are plenty of how-to videos and directions online.

When choosing the fabric for your costume, you will want to choose one that is not only easy to work with, but easy to care for as well.  Vinyl fabric is some of the easiest fabric out there, and it also gives that realistic leather look to any simple costume.

Vinyl alice in wonderland.You can choose to make your costume to immolate your favorite cartoon, movie, or comic book character.  Vinyl fabric is perfect for these kinds of costumes, because the high gloss finish gives more of a superhero vibe than anything.  Become Batman with an all vinyl outfit and matching cape or go for a sexy Alice from Alice and Wonderland in an all vinyl costume made with your own creative mind.

Costumes may seem to be very complicated to put together, however, they have simple patterns that you can make to create the looks you want, you just have to be able to break down a seemingly complicated construction into a simple pattern work.  Like the Alice and Wonderland costume, all you have to do is make a simple dress pattern of the likeness of the dress the character wears, draw it on the fabric, sew it up, and add a petticoat underneath for volume.

There are so many different characters for you to choose from when it comes to choosing your next Halloween costume.  Other ideas are not character based, but are still popular options for people during Halloween: gothic witch, Trophy Wife, naughty maid, naughty nurse, Spartan, gladiator, and many more.  There is a choice for everyone.

Gold vinyl fabric costume.For those costumes such as the Trophy Wife or a gothic witch the costume consists of a simplistic design, just a simple all vinyl gowns.  Now, with something like a Spartan or a gladiator you will need to either paint faux buttons or get a stud gun to create the appropriate look.

There are many different choices, and many of these choices for a costume are simple enough to make that even the novice sewer can figure it out without too much difficulty.  However, when considering making your own vinyl costume you must take into consideration the amount of time you have to create and the amount of fabric that you will need.

Vinyl fabric is fairly inexpensive, but you do not want to have to make numerous fabric purchases.  The best advice would be to have the outfit already planned out and your measurements made before you go to purchase fabric that way you can ensure that you have enough fabric to make your creation.  Making your own costume allows you to express yourself in a unique way, it’s fun, and so rewarding!

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