This year, Monkey came up with the idea of being Little Red Riding Hood for our costume party this year. I was game, because it makes a great group costume, plus it’s based on a book, which makes me happy.
I was the grandmother, and Bo was the wolf. We tried to convince Josh to be the huntsman, but he didn’t go for it. Oh well, his loss. 🙂
This is how we made our costumes (and apologies on the strangely blurry photos- I don’t know what was going on with my camera that day).
I had an old costume that my parents bought for me to attend a Civil War dance when I was in Junior high. It still doesn’t fit right- too big in the bust and too small in the arms and neck. I wonder what kind of pattern was used for the tutorial for it to fit so strangely? But never mind, it was perfect for a grandmother costume.
I made a mob cap using this tutorial, and I was done!
I used the base from Bo’s poodle costume. I switched out the poodle tail and poodle fur for a wolf pelt we found at the fabric shop. I also added a patch of fur to the back of the costume and made ears using felt and the wolf fur, which we attached to her hair with hair ties.
Red Riding Hood Costume
I had Monkey wear one of her everyday dresses as the base.
I made the hood using this tutorial. It ended up being huge on her- I’m not sure why because I followed the instructions and they were meant for a toddler. I also decided to go ahead and line the entire inside of the cloak in white fabric. It made sewing the hood on a little tricky, but I liked how finished it looked when I was done. The girls can wear this hood now for a long time and keep it in their dress-up box.
We gave Monkey a little bucket to carry and her costume was done.
I loved how simple these costumes were to make and how cute we looked together!
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