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.

How to Make Slip-Over Costumes of Crepe Paper

Slip Over CostumeA Slip-Over Costume is what its name implies and is worn over any simple frock. It does not require a muslin foundation; all that is needed for the founda­tion is a straight strip of crepe paper, long enough to reach from the neck, front and back, to the waist line or below. It may be made the correct width either by cutting as shown by the dotted lines in illustration No.1, or one or two tucks may be made as shown in illustration No. 2. An oval or oblong piece is cut out for the neck.

To this foundation ruffles, fringe or flower petals are sewed or pasted. The front and back are usually just alike. Narrow ribbons are sewed on each side, front and back, atthe waist line to hold the costume in place. A slip-over and cap to match, made from one fold of crepe paper, are shown below. Continue reading “How to Make Slip-Over Costumes of Crepe Paper”