Easy dress-ups: 5 no-sew kids costumes

Having your own dress-up box loaded with kids’ costumes is a great way to keep your kids busy (and boost their imaginations), plus it’s also a great back up for dress-up parties, Halloween or school dress-up days.

Make your own no-sew dress-ups

Now, if you want to get crafty and create some beautiful homemade dress-ups, watch these videos for inspiration. They’ve all been road-tested, are relatively simple and do not involve any sewing.

Make a no-sew cape

This is a great basic cape idea. You can make a red one for super heroes or a black one for witches and vampires. We made a personalised magician’s cape.

How to make a no-sew cape

Make a no-sew witch hat

Again this one can be adapted for all sorts of other characters. For instance, to make a wizard’s hat, just make the cone shape and stick stars and moons on it.

How to make a witch’s hat

Make a no-sew tutu

Turn your little chid into a fairy princess with this easy tutu that can be worn over normal clothes. Watch this video to get the step-by-step instructions.

How to make a no-sew tutu

Make a no-sew fairy wand

This is not just any wand, it’s a flower fairy wand! This one requires a hot glue gun but is well worth the effort. Magical play is a wonderful way to show children that anything is possible.

How to make a no-sew fairy wand

Make a no-sew pirate costume

This video shows you the basics of how to dress like a pirate. No need to buy an elaborate costume, you’ve probably got the key pieces of a pirate costume lurking in your own wardrobe somewhere.

How to make a no-sew pirate costume




This article was written by Penny Flanagan for Kidspot, New Zealand’s largest parenting website. Sources include communicate, OneStepAhead and education.com


One Comment

  1. kymmage 17/10/2018 at 8:41 pm

    I have made a tutu before and found it relatively easy. I hadn’t thought about a pirate costume before, but that does look very easy and it looks great too! I love the idea of no sew. I have a sewing machine but I’m a bit hopeless with it. I barely know what to do with it. Lol

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