Captain Hook and Peter Pan
FOR CAPTAIN HOOK:
Red gabardine fabric
Red hat with white feather
For Halloween 2011, we did a Peter Pan theme. Our 8-year-old son chose to be Captain Hook and he was amazing!
To make his coat, I took bright red gabardine fabric. I never use patterns so I just laid him on the fabric and traced around his body. I made big bell sleeves extra long so I could cuff them up. I added yellow ribbon, sewn around the edge of the coat front. I added white lace to the sleeves.
I made the cravat out of white fabric and snapped it around the back of his neck.
The sash is made from gold fabric and I sewed a loop at the side for his sword to hang.
We found purple pants at a thrift store and we tucked them into his socks. I used white ribbon to tie around the top of the socks and bow in the back.
I drew a mustache using black eyeliner. We gave in and bought an official Captain Hook hat from the Disney Store.
He used a hook and sword to complete the outfit. It was perfect!!!
TOTAL COST: $25
TOTAL TIME: 3 hours
FOR PETER PAN:
Light green fabric (for shirt)
Darker green fabric (for pants)
Dark green felt (for hat)
Red felt (for feather)
Light brown fabric (for shoes) or brown shoes
Our 5-year-old son chose to be Peter Pan and he was spectacular!
To make his shirt, I used bright green cotton fabric and traced around one of his t-shirts. I cut the zigzag design around the sleeves and bottom and I left a collar on the top.
For the pants, I took stretchy dark green fabric and sewed elastic in the top.
His hat is made from felt. Take two dark green pieces and cut a large enough triangle to fit the head. Then we glued the top two sides of the triangle together, leaving the bottom open for him to wear. I cut out a red felt feather and fabric glued that on.
I found a Tinkerbell iron-on patch at the store and added that to his sleeve (since we didn’t have anyone dressed up as Tinkerbell).
He didn’t have any brown shoes so I took brown fabric and made shoe covers. His look was completed with a brown belt and small plastic dagger.
TOTAL COST: $8
TOTAL TIME: 1 hour
Pattern or design used: My own design
Posted on Nov 8th, 2011 in design, tips & tricks, fundamentals, reader's closet, Captain Hook and Peter Pan Costumes
Halloween Costume Contest
Share your handmade Halloween costumes in our contest gallery before November 9, 11:59 p.m. EST and you could win:
- $50 worth of Brown Paper Patterns & $50 worth of La Fred patterns from SewingPatterns.com
- Beacon's Basket 'O Glue from Beacon Adhesives