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Halloween Edition: Circus

Niina Kivelä


Blogger: Niina Kivelä

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Living in Spain we might not celebrate Halloween like in the US but it certainly didn´t stop us from sewing up costumes and creating a fun Circus themed Halloween Photo Session. Meet Carla, the Ringmaster, Matías the Strongman and Elisa the Mime!



Carla dressed up as Ringmaster. For her dress I used the Monet pattern without any modifications. I added a few buttons and a velvet bow to the bodice front. As the costume was still missing something, I made a little top hat from felt and hot glued it onto a headband.


Elisa decided awhile ago that she would love to be Mime least for our photo session!! For this "easy to sew" costume, I used the Perfect Ten pattern for a long sleeve top and the Cambridge Skinny Pants pattern for the pants. The only addition to the patterns were the suspenders. As these pants were part of a costume I simply attached the suspenders directly to the pants. Alternatively, I could have used the Suspenders pattern for removable suspenders. Then all we needed were a pair of white gloves, a black beret and face paint and voilà, the costume was ready!


But our circus crew was not complete without Mr. Strongman. Matías, our Strongman was wearing a pair of black velvet (very fashionable right now!) knee length pants for which I used the Yoggers pattern and a vest sewn with the Reversible Vest Pattern. The night before our photos I started putting together the weights, only to realize that the styrofoam forms I was going to use were actually thrown away when we last organised our craft materials. So I was frantically thinking what to use until I came across to two black skeins of a plastic tube and yarn skeins were perfect for the weights!

We enjoyed the Halloween Photo Session so very much and have fun photos to look at over and over again until the next year and new costume ideas come along!

If you have created Halloween costumes using Little Lizard King Patterns check this post about our Halloween Costume Contest, Participate and have a chance to WIN some fabulous prizes.