Last year I decided to get creative for Halloween by making my baby boy a Little Prince Halloween costume. He was so adorable and it was pretty easy to make by tracing one of my little guy’s long sleeve shirts. If you know basic sewing skills, you can easily make one of these Little Prince costumes yourself!
When I make costumes, I often trace my kid’s clothing so I don’t have to buy a pattern. If you know the general idea of how patterns work, it’s easy to make your own pattern and add an allowance for the seams. I cut the fabric about 1/2 inch wider than the torso of my child’s long sleeve shirt (the sleeves were tucked underneath so I could get the accurate torso shape).
Next I cut out the arms of my Little Prince costume. Again, I left allowances for the seams and to turn under the cuffs, as well as the top rounded part of the sleeve.
Once the pattern is cut, it’s time to put the Little Prince costume together! I like sewing the costume together the best; cutting out the pattern isn’t my favorite part.
I detailed the front and neckline with some yellow satin fabric, and added a gold trim around the waistline. I love creative sewing projects and designing homemade Halloween costumes are a great excuse for practical creativity!
I also made my baby boy some epaulets with more yellow satin fabric and fringe trim. I love how his Little Prince costume for a toddler turned out!
I also made his shimmery crown out of lace and Mod Podge. These flexible kids crowns are so easy to make and fun to customize!
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Little princes and princesses love to play and swing! My little guy didn’t seem to mind being a prince for a day.
My daughter also loves dressing up in her gorgeous dresses from Just Unique Boutique. This little girl’s gold dress is detailed with a paisley pattern, organza overlay, a sash and a removable bow. If you need a special occasion dress, I’d highly recommend this shop which offers little girl dresses in hundreds of styles and colors.
I really enjoy making things for my kids, taking photos of mommy life, and making memories. I hope you feel inspired by my homemade Little Prince costume for a baby or toddler!
Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.