Halloween is creeping closer, which means it's time to start planning a spooktacular costume for your child to wear trick or treating!
Vampires are an eternally popular costume choice and making a DIY vampire costume couldn't be easier. Read on to find out how to make a child's vampire cape and complete the look with items you already have at home!
What you need
Materials to make the cape
- Large sheet of black satin
- Large sheet of purple satin
- VELCRO® Brand Stick On for Fabrics Tape
- Sewing machine
Clothes & accessories
- Smart black trousers
- White shirt
- Red waistcoat (optional)
- Smart black shoes
- Vampire teeth
- Fake blood
What to do
Start by making the vampire cape.
Cut out two large pieces of black and purple satin to the length you want and lay them on top of each other with the right side facing inwards. Sew them together along the sides and the bottom, leaving the top open.
To make the collar, cut a collar shape out of a piece of cardboard. Then use it as a template to cut two collar shapes out of the material that you want to use.
Sew the sides and bottom of the collar together with the right sides facing inwards, then turn it the right way round and put the cardboard back inside.
Now sew the collar to the cape and attach a fastener to the front of the cape. We used VELCRO® Brand Stick On for Fabrics Tape that's super easy for little hands to fasten and unfasten.
And there you have it! Your easy DIY vampire costume is finished!
Check out our range of VELCRO® Brand Stick On for Fabrics Tape if you'd like to have a go at this yourself or stay on our blog for more easy Halloween costume ideas!