It’s no secret that Halloween is one of the best holidays for crafting. With all of the different costumes out there, you’re bound to find one that suits your style. If you’re looking for a charming costume that will make everyone do a double-take, look no further than a Little Red Riding Hood costume!
What You Will Need
If you would like to make a Little Red Riding Hood costume that is both charming and stylish, you will need the following items:
-A red cape or cloak
-A white collared shirt
-A red skirt
To complete the look, add some simple accessories such as black leggings and boots. Make sure your basket is filled with goodies so you can offer them to your grandmother when you visit her in the woods!
Step One: Making The Hood
To make the hood of your Little Red Riding Hood costume, you will need a red hooded sweatshirt and a hot glue gun. First, cut the bottom off of the sweatshirt so that it is short sleeved. Next, cut a semicircle out of the back of the sweatshirt. This will be the opening for your hood.
Now, take your hot glue gun and glue the front of the semicircle to the back of the sweatshirt. Make sure that the seams line up. Then, cut two small triangles out of the remaining fabric. These will be the ear pieces for your hood.
Next, take your hot glue gun and glue one triangle to each side of the hood. Make sure that the point of the triangle is facing towards the front of the hood. Now you have a completed hood for your Little Red Riding Hood costume!
Step Two: Making The Skirt
To make the skirt, you will need 1 yard of red fabric and 1/2 a yard of white fabric. Cut the red fabric into two rectangles measuring 24″ by 36″. Sew the two rectangles together along the 24″ side. Then, cut a slit up the center of the skirt for about 12″, starting at the seam.
Cut the white fabric into a rectangle measuring 12″ by 36″. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise, and sew it to the bottom of the skirt, lining up the raw edges. This will create a ruffle effect on the bottom of the skirt.
Now your skirt is complete!
Step Three: Making The Bodice
Now it’s time to make the bodice of your costume. If you’re using a pattern, follow the instructions on how to cut and assemble the bodice. If you’re not using a pattern, you’ll need to measure yourself and then cut out a front and back piece for the bodice from red fabric. The front piece should be slightly longer than the back piece.
Once you have your two pieces cut out, sew them together at the sides. Then, fold over the top edge of the bodice front piece and sew it down. This will create a casing for your elastic. Measure your elastic to fit snugly around your chest, and then insert it into the casing. Sew the ends of the elastic together, and voila! You’ve created the perfect little Red Riding Hood bodice.
Step Four: Adding The Finishing Touches
Now that you have your Little Red Riding Hood costume all put together, it’s time to add the finishing touches. First, make sure your cape is secure around your neck. You don’t want it to come off while you’re out trick-or-treating!
Next, add a basket or bag to your outfit. This is where you’ll store all your goodies while you’re out and about. If you’re feeling extra crafty, you can decorate your basket with some ribbon or fake flowers.
Finally, don’t forget the most important part of any Little Red Riding Hood costume: the hood! Put on your hood and adjust it so that it covers most of your head. Once it’s in place, take a look in the mirror and admire your handiwork. You should now be ready to take on the world (or at least Halloween night)!
So there you have it — everything you need to know about how to make a Little Red Riding Hood costume that is sure to charm everyone who sees it. With just a few simple supplies and a little bit of creativity, you can create a stunningly original costume that will be the perfect addition to any Halloween party or event. So get out your sewing machine and let’s get started!