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Vote for the Winner of the Halloween Costume Contest

Vote for the Winner of the Halloween Costume Contest

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The five semifinalist have been chosen. Now, it's your turn to rock the vote!

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1770s Colonist, Simplicity 8161

1770s Colonist, Simplicity 8161

I've watched every episode of Turn and Sleepy Hollow and knew I had to make something colonial. Using the Simplicity 8161 American Duchess pattern, I modified the front bodice and also adjusted the...

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Corsets for Historical Costuming

Corsets for Historical Costuming

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Expert Stephani L. Miller shares a wealth of information about historical corset styles.

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[Closed] 2015 Threads Halloween Costume Contest Sponsored by OttLite

[Closed] 2015 Threads Halloween Costume Contest Sponsored by OttLite

Enter your home-sewn costumes into our Halloween costume gallery, and you could win a prize package worth more than $300 from OttLite and Threads. Hurry, contest ends November 3!

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Classic Alice and White Rabbit

Classic Alice and White Rabbit

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These costumes are based on the illustrations in the classic Alice in Wonderland books.

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Web Extra: Additional Downton Abbey Costumes

Web Extra: Additional Downton Abbey Costumes

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View more of the exquisite garments on display at the Winterthur Museum.

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Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 3: Something Wicked This Way Comes

Project Runway All Stars Season 4, Episode 3: "Something Wicked This Way Comes"

Costuming skills are put to the test with this Broadway musical challenge.

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FROZEN: THE CUTEST KRISTOFF

FROZEN: THE CUTEST KRISTOFF

KRISTOFF   I purchased the materials for his costume at Joann's fabric.  I used a cozy fleece that was light enough (just in case the weather was typical Texas) and light on my budget as well! The...

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FROZEN: The Cutest Prince Hans

FROZEN: The Cutest Prince Hans

PRINCE HANS Same as Kristoff, I purchased the materials from Joanns fabrics on sale.  All three colors are broadcloth cotton and were on sale for about $4.00/yd.  The ribbon trim was all from my...

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Cruella DeVille and her 101st Dalmatian

Cruella DeVille and her 101st Dalmatian

For our community Halloween party, my husband and I went as a Dalmatian (him) and Cruella DeVille (me). For him, I adapted a vintage McCall's sweatpants and hoodie pattern, adding floppy black ears...

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Game of Thrones costume

Game of Thrones costume

I decided to make Cersei Lannister's red dress as a cosplay costume, and started with Simplicity 1487. The main part of the dress is made of medium weight, closely woven red linen. The side panels...

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Alice

Alice

I made this Alice costume from the Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland. I dyed all the silk fabrics, and hand-embroidered the hem over a period of 7 months. I made the lace at the neck from battenburg...

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Agnes Unicorn Princess - Despicable Me 2

Agnes Unicorn Princess - Despicable Me 2

Unicorn Princess Agnes from Despicable Me 2    Inspiration: Agnes is my favorite character from the Despicable Me movies. And when I saw her in this costume the first time I saw the second movie, I...

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Renaissance Gown

Renaissance Gown

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This is the first garment of this type I have ever made, and the first garment that required so much hand construction due to the bulk of the skirting, bodice layers and the layered trimsThe...

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Pirate costumes

Pirate costumes

Costumes for the Seattle Seafair Pirates. Made from heavy brocade fabric trimmed with ribbon, venise lace and embroidered trims. Shirts of crinkle cotton with lace cuffs. 

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Costumes of Downton Abbey at the Winterthur Museum

"Costumes of Downton Abbey" at the Winterthur Museum

A fascinating exhibition you won't want to miss, based on the popular PBS series!

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wonder woman

wonder woman

When my daughter asked to be wonder woman for her birthday (4 days before halloween), I had to find a way. I made a simple corset style bodice from a thrift store prom dress. Painted gold stars on...

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Renaissance Queen Gown

Renaissance Queen Gown

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To celebrate my 60th birthday, I hosted a Royal Celebration at the Mighigan Renaissance Festival this fall.  All guests came in costume, and I made this gown for myself.  (note: the dressform has a...

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Alice in Wonderland and Rapunzel

Alice in Wonderland and Rapunzel

My twins wanted to be Rapunzel from Tangeled and Alice in Wonderland like a doll she has (not like the cartoon character). I used an Ottobre sundress pattern for Alice dress, Ottobre leggings pattern...

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Halloween Fun!

Halloween Fun!

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My grandbabies in costumes I designed and made.  My grandson Fred is the stegasaurus and my granddaughter Airianna is the bunny.  Here in Michigan Halloween is cold more often than not so I wanted...

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