Halloween-costume making tips for the non-crafty
October 6, 2013 8:02 PM Subscribe
My son would like something like these fuzzy pant legs
for his Halloween costume, and I'm wondering if I might be able to make something instead. However, I'm not especially crafty.
posted by bluedaisy to clothing, beauty, & fashion (8 answers total)
My idea is to get some fuzzy fabric and fitted pants or leggings. I think I could use the pants as a rough pattern for the fabric and then glue the fabric to the pants; it's okay if there are visible seams. A quick search found this fabric from Joann
and this fabric on Amazon
Those pants seem to have some sort of padding on the sides (I'm basing this in part on reviews from these pants around the web), so I don't know if I could incorporate that or not.
So, crafty people of Metafilter, these are my questions:
1. Does my approach seem reasonable?
2. Where are good places to get fabric? Would I be better off going to a fabric store in Portland or buying something online? I'm more concerned with price than quality since this costume probably won't be worn more than a few times.
3. How much fabric should I buy? My son is just under 5 feet tall.
4. Do you have other tips for me?