This was Maressa's halloween costume request this year
We went from Hello Kitty, to Wonder Woman, to girl gnome to a pink unicorn.
She saw a doggie unicorn costume at the pet store.
She wouldn't budge after that.
I saw an expensive, but not super impressive one at Potttery Barn kids.
I finally decided to tackle a home made one.
It was really easy actually.
Just a plain sweat suit with hood and felt.
I didn't even need my machine.
She liked it just a little bit.
She kept it on all day once we tried it on.
Her sister and her played princess and unicorn for a while.
So here's how I made it:
The hardest part was finding a plain pink hoodie and sweat pants.
I actually ended up finding this set on Amazon.
Then I cut a bunch of white felt for the mane and tail.
Then black felt for the hooves and bit of pink trim for the feet.
I'm not sure how long the strip of white felt I used.
I cut 2 long and wide strips like above.
Then I sewed them down over the hood, one on top of another, with white embroidery floss.
The mane was too long so I cut it off where I wanted it to stop.
I used those pieces to sew a tail at the bottom hem of the jacket.
I added felt hooves to the hem of the legs and arms of her sweat suit.
I didn't take a picture, but I added the pink scalloped felt over the top of the stitches.
Then I added ears to the top of the hood in pink felts.
I used glitter white felt for the horn.
I simply cut a skinny cone shape.
Then sewed the sides together and added a little stuffing.
Using white embroidery floss I sewed it to the top of the hood.
And a big thank you hug from my own unicorn. :)
Photo courtesy of Kalla.