This blog is compiled to show the costumes I made for Nate and myself. You can find them all in one place rather than navigating through my blog to find each individual pattern. Here, I have them all in one spot for your convenience. You can click the links in the paragraphs before the photos or you can simply click the photos to view the video tutorials and written patterns for each individual piece for these costumes.
We start with the Beast Hat. It’s perfect not only for a costume (although, I will warn you, it is very warm, and won’t last long in a crowd of people), but also for cold days! It’s an easily adaptable and versatile pattern by changing colors and embellishments to make any animal-istic creature that you fancy!
Second, you will find the Beast Gloves here. With some simple modifications, you can take these very scary beast gloves and turn them into an easy pair of hand-warmers, just by omitting the finger portion of the pattern. These were made to enhance the crochet costume. Have fun with it!
Next up, by making a very simple chain, I was able to create this embroidery embellishment detail that I sewed onto the costume jacket. I first traced out the design in a chalk pencil, chained the length needed for each scroll design and sewed it on using a yarn needle. I added some lace and just pinned it inside the sleeves and on the collar.
Lastly, I made these simple foot coverings. These are a very basic flat panel using double crochet with an ankle cuff that wraps around the bottom of the leg. Once complete, I sewed fur through the stitches to give it a paw-like look that can be worn over shoes. (These do not have a written pattern or a video tutorial)
For the Princess costume, I created the shirt here. This is one of two pieces for the dress ensemble. I added tulle and embellished the outfit with medium sized flower roses that I used in my Floral Dream Crown tutorial.
The Princess Costume Skirt was the second piece I crocheted for this ensemble. As you will see in the pattern, you can make this as big or as small as you want it to be. This can modified to be made in a variety of princess dresses by changing colors or adding different embellishments.
Lastly, I added the Enchanted Rose Cape that can be found here as a finishing touch to this princess costume. This cape can also be modified into a poncho or a bridal cape.
Here are the photos of us together in our costumes! Photos do not lead to any patterns.
As I make progress on the costumes that I am designing for Nate and myself for Halloween, I was puzzled over how to make a pair of Beast Mitts. I pooled over ideas of what would work, what would be comfortable for an evening of partying with our friends, what would look like a pair of paws with claws? All these questions are answered in this pair of open finger gloves.
These mitts are not meant for freezing temperature days. Just by appearance, it’s obvious why. These are strictly for costume purpose. However, but omitting the finger/claws you would have a basic pair of fingerless gloves or hand warmers.
I used Red Heart Boutique Fur to cover these paws. You are free to use creative choices for the type of fur you would like to use. You can create a different look by using different types of furs.
The pattern can be adjusted for any size hand. In my video, I created this pair to fit a larger sized man-hand. With easy math, you can make this pattern from child size to an XL hand size. Have fun with this costume/prop accessory. It is perfect for so many designs – wildcats, bears, lions, werewolves, beasts, monsters, etc.
-The pattern video tutorial starts at 7 minutes and 22 seconds. The first 7 minutes are frequently asked questions and other information.
-You can use any yarn that is a worsted weight or a Double Knitting (DK) yarn to make these gloves
-This pattern is written for an adult size, but if you watch the whole video tutorial, I explain how to make these bigger or smaller.
-You can use a smaller or larger hook to make this square depending on your tension.
-This took me about 3 hours to complete
-This video tutorial shows only the Right Hand, but with simple modifications, you can make the left hand.
YO: Yarn Over
Sl st: slip stitch
SC: Single Crochet
HDC: Half Double Crochet
DC: Double Crochet
If you have any confusion or difficulty with reading this pattern, please watch the video tutorial to have visual instructions.
Ch 26 Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, ch 1, turn Rows 2-32: SC in each st across, ch 1 turn.
Fasten off with long tail.
Sew the seam up the side, leaving a space for a thumb hole (See video tutorial for visual instructions)
Fingers: Index Finger: Ch 1, SC in next 4, [ch 2, turn, DC across] 5 times. Fasten off.
Middle Finger: Ch 1, SC in next 4, [Ch 2, Turn, DC across] 5 times. Fasten off.
Ring Finger: Ch 1, SC in next 4, [Ch 2, Turn, DC across] 4 times, ch 2, HDC across. Fasten off.
Pinky: Ch 1, sc in next 4, [Ch 2, Turn, DC across] 3 times. Fasten off.
Thumb: Ch 1, sc around thumb (5 sts), [Ch 2, Turn, DC across] 3 times. Fasten off.
Make Chain Straps to hold fingers in place (See video tutorial to make these)
Claws: Make 10 (Work in continuous rounds)
Rnd 1: SC 4 in 2nd ch from hook. (4)
Rnd 2: SC in each st. (4)
Rnd 3: 2 SC in next st, 1 sc in next 3 sts. (5)
Rnd 4: 2 SC in next st, 1 sc in next 4 sts. (6)
Rnd 5: 2 SC in next st, 1 sc in next 5 sts. (7)
Rnd 6: 2 SC in next st, 1 sc in next 6 sts. (8)
Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Sew claws to the tips of the fingers. See video tutorial for visual instructions.
Add fur to the back of the hand by weaving it throughout the hand with a yarn needle. See video tutorial for more visual instructions.
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