Ruffled Costume

Ruffled Crepe Paper Costume

Materials Needed

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The foundation is made with extra pieces at the sides as described above. The
entire skirt is then covered with rows of ruffles. The extra pieces are then gathered
and sewed in place at the waist line. Strips of plain color are arranged over the
whole as pictured.

Before making the Ruffled Costume you may want to read the Basic Instructions for Making Crepe Paper Costumes and How To Make Slip-Over Costumes

This Costume and MANY others are found in the book: How to Make Crepe Paper Costumes

You can also find more Homemade Costume Ideas at our Vintage Halloween Ideas web site.

Flower Themed Costume

Flower Themed CostumeFlower Themed Crepe Paper Costume

Materials Needed

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A very simple slip-over costume made as described on the “how to make a slip-over costume” page, becomes very smart by the addition of natural size flowers and large bows.

Before making the Flower Themed Costume you may want to read the Basic Instructions for Making Crepe Paper Costumes and How To Make Slip-Over Costumes

This Costume and MANY others are found in the book: How to Make Crepe Paper Costumes

You can also find more Homemade Costume Ideas at our Vintage Halloween Ideas web site.

Female Pirate Costume

Female Pirate Crepe Paper Costume

Materials Needed (adult size)

6 Fold~ No. 12 Black Crepe Paper
2 Folds No. B W 3 Decorated Crepe Paper
I Sheet No. 12 Mat Stock
1 Spool No. 1 Wire

The skirt is very full. The best effect can be gained by using two or three ruffled skirts, one above the other. The bodice and the pompons are made of Decorated Crepe.

To make the pompoms follow the instructions on the How to Make Pompoms page, cutting the paper 10 inches wide. The hat is made of Continue reading “Female Pirate Costume”

Sweet Pea Costume

Sweet Pea Crepe Paper Costume

Materials Needed (6 year old size):

2 Folds No. 45 Moss Green Crepe.Paper
1 Fold Crepe Paper selected for flowers

1 Spool No.2 Wire

The foundation of this costume may be either fringe as pictured or rows of narrow ruffles. Sprays of natural size flowers and an enlarged one for the hat complete it.  You can find instructions for making crepe paper hats here. Almost any small flower may be carried out using this design.

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instruction book “How to Make Crepe Paper Flowers” contains patterns and
instructions for making sweet peas. ****

Before making the Sweet Pea Costume you may want to read the Basic Instructions for Making Crepe Paper Costumes and How To Make Slip-Over Costumes

This Costume and MANY others are found in the book: How to Make Crepe Paper Costumes

About Crepe Paper Costumes

Crepe paper is the most satisfactory material to use for making all kinds of fancy dress costumes. The variety of beautiful shades in which Crepe Paper is made, its strength and fine texture give it many advantages over cloth materials. Many very spectacular effects can be obtained that could be gained in no other way except by using very expensive fabrics.

Exclamations of wonder and delight are heard on every side whenever crepe paper costumes are used for play, pageant or costume ball. Those who see the costumes cannot believe that the wonderfully spectacular effects and unusual color schemes can possibly be obtained with crepe paper.

Directors of school and playground pageants and plays, where expense must be kept down to the minimum and where masses of color rather than fine detail are required, will find it possible to make very satisfactory Slip-Over Costumes for children up to ten years old, using only one fold of crepe paper for each costume. A costume made of one fold of crepe paper is illustrated on the Slip-Over Costumes.

Spectacular costumes can be created with crepe paper for all kinds of stage use and for fancy dress balls. Several of these more elaborate costumes are shown here.  Some of them require a good deal of detail and should be attempted only by those familiar with handling crepe paper. Many of the seem­ingly most difficult costumes, however, are really simple of con­struction and easily made. The cost of the materials for even the
most elaborate costume is little in comparison with the price of any cloth materials that might be used.

The girl who decides at the very last minute to go to a costume party can make in less than an hour a charming costume similar to the Halloween Themed Costume, of course, appropriate colors and designs.