One of my dearest and oldest friends asked me to help her outfit her little boy for Halloween. She probably only has one more year of picking whatever Halloween costume she wants, so she picked Pinocchio. Perfect for a real BOY like this little guy!
My friend pointed me in the direction of this amazing Pinocchio costume and tutorial at For the Good Days. I followed Cammi's tutorial pretty faithfully with a few adjustments.
One touch I added was a stripe of embroidered trim to the sides of the shorts just like the real deal.
To add the trim, simply sew it down centered on the side of each leg before hemming or completing the waistband. Adding the trim before hemming or completing the waistband allows you to finish the trim off when you complete those steps.
I think the trim makes the costume even more special, as you can briefly see here. :) This wooden boy can MOVE.
|Run, Pinocchio! Run!|
The hat is probably my favorite part of the costume. I went through a few trials before I hit upon (what I think is) the perfect shape. So, shouldn't you benefit from my trial and error? I think so!
Here it is!!
Fold a piece of felt in half, and draw this shape onto the felt using your child's measurements. I found it easier to use a piece of yarn marked to the right length for the bottom of the hat. This helps you to get the curve to be the right length. I thought seven inches was about the right height as Pinocchio's hat is not too pointy. If you were making this hat for an adult or older child with a larger head, you might want to add a little to the height.
Once you have cut out your hat, sew down the line marked above. Then turn the hat inside out, and press up the back of the hat about an inch and a half. If you are using inexpensive felt, be sure to use a cool iron or else you will melt your felt. Finally, glue on a strip of blue felt (or a ribbon would be cute) and a red feather! (Stinkin' Red Feathers! - Who knows the movie? Anyone? Anyone?)
Linking up at Momnivore's Dilemma Halloween Link Party, Somewhat Simple's Halloween Link Party, Polish the Stars' Halloween Party, Tatertots and Jello's Weekend Wrapup Party, Simply Creations Link Party at Simple Home Life, Halloween Link Up Party at Eighteen25, and Once Upon a Weekend at Family Ever After.