For Halloween this year my daughter wanted to go as a witch but wanted something different from the usual all black dress. We started out by going online to see what ideas are available and if there was anything that appealed to her. To my amazement and delight there were many ideas to pick from.
Traditional Witch – For a traditional look that is inexpensive go with a do it yourself from Kids Domain. The only items you may need to purchase are material for the cape and a broom.
Velcro.com – For a sweet and colorful look try this pattern by Velcro.com. Easy step-by-step instructions and purchasing list. A very good costume for small children as you can re-use the pieces for dress up.
All Crafts.net – A beautiful witch more appropriate for an older girl or “tween”. The picture gives a good idea of what the costume should like but the directions could be more detailed.
If you are looking for costumes and don’t have time to sit at your local fabric store (or are not the creative type) then surfing the web for commercial patterns is a good idea. Don’t forget to look for out of print patterns as well current ones. Keep in mind that you will have to plan ahead to allow for shipping time if you purchase on line.
BestyVintage.com – A perfect website to check out if you are looking for out of print patterns. If you see something you like act quickly because she normally only has one available.
TheFind.com – Another excellent source for finding vintage or out of stock patterns.
Simplicity.com – Of the commercial pattern companies out there Simplicity is my favorite for costumes – especially for children. They offer a wide variety and their costumes come with several different themes to a package. Currently I found 6 different styles of witch costumes available from babies to teens.
McCalls.com – My second choice for commercial patterns for children. Their current catalog offers witch costume patterns for toddlers to teens. McCalls is also the home Butterick and Vogue patterns although their selection is limited.
My daughter chose to go with a witch look in black, hot and light pink costume satin material. She picked a commercial pattern from Simplicity rather try to make her own out of items already in her closet. Unfortunately until Halloween is over I cannot share “witch” pattern she chose!