Make a Kid's Pilot Costume for Halloween
Your little one's imagination will take flight in this vintage aviator costume. Embellish everyday clothing with handmade felt patches, then add a custom-made scarf and bomber hat to bring the look together.
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- brown jacket
- goggles (some welder's goggles look similar to aviation goggles)
- 1/2 yard white faux silk
- 1/2 yard brown faux leather
- fabric glue
- no-fray fabric glue (optional)
- white twill tape
- 4 felt quarters: 1 black, 1 white, 1 blue and 1 red
- permanent marker
- brown all-purpose cotton thread
- sewing machine
With sharp scissors, cut white imitation silk fabric width-wise into two 6-inch-wide pieces (Image 1). Line up ends together then sew to make one long 6-inch-wide scarf (Image 2). Don't worry about the seam, it will be hidden behind jacket's collar. If desired, edges of scarf can be hemmed or treated with no-fray fabric glue, but this step is only necessary for fabrics that fray.
Create patches by cutting then piecing together pieces of felt with fabric glue (Images 1-3). Make flags, stars, chevrons, ribbons or medals — let your imagination go wild.
Make Name Badge
Create a name badge by cutting a piece of white twill tape long enough to accommodate child's name. Next, cut a piece of black fabric slightly larger than twill tape piece to frame-out name badge (Image 1). Glue the two pieces together with fabric glue then write child's last name on twill tape with a permanent black marker (Image 2).
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