This year we did an easy take on a classic Halloween costume, the witch. This is an easy costume because you can use things that you probably already have in your child’s closet. We used a black maxi skirt and a black long sleeve shirt. I only made two things to accesorize this witch costume and give it some DIY handmade touches.
The first thing I made was this spiderweb and feather witch cape. My daughter wanted to have spider web cape that attached to her arms. I wanted to make her a black feather capelet. So we compromised and did both. This can easily be a no-sew project. I sewed two elastic circles and attached them to each end for her wrists to go in. Other than that, I hot glued everything. I took one yard of fabric and folded it in half. I curved the edge and then used a bowl to cut out sections to make the edge look like a spider web. Lastly I glued on a piece of black fleece fabric to the back of the cape and then turned the cape over glued black feathers onto the black fleece section. You could also attach a black ribbon along feather area and use that to tie the cape on. I did this at first but I didn’t like that I could see the tie. Instead I hand sewed the cape onto the black shirt.
The other thing I made for the witch costume was a DIY mini witch hat headband. I bought the mini black witch hat at JoAnn’s in the doll section. The headband was from the dollar store. I removed the bow and hot glued on the mini witch hat. To the hat I glued a black feather, a pice of of the sheer spider web fabric and then a spider from a spider ring (I cut off the ring part).
By making the feather spider web cape and the mini witch hat headband, we have a cute handmade witch costume that was easy and quick to put together!