My daughter (3 years old) is OBSESSED with My Little Pony.  So, for Halloween, she insisted on being Fluttershy.  I have to admit, I was not very keen on the costume choice.  I Googleג for ideas.  My options were pretty limited to an outfit with a silk screened pony image, maybe some ears, potentially a tail….  very very boring.  Also, I wanted her younger brother to match with her.  I thought another pony costume would be much too feminine, so decided on Spike (the purple dragon).  When all was said and done, their costumes were total hits, and here’s how I made them:


I bought a pink wig (adult) + cut out the bottom couple rows.  The main part was still big enough to cover her head, and with an elastic band, the bottom served as the tail.  I had yellow fleece lying around (life of a crafter), so I got started on the dress.  It’s a basic pillowcase pattern. One seam down the back (rectangle), cut out armpits, a casing at the top front and back and ribbon through.  Super simple.  I didn’t bother with hems (fleece doesn’t fray).  For the ‘Cutie Mark’ (butterflies), I used sparkly foam from the dollar store, cut the shapes, and glue gunned on.  I bought 3$ wings, covered in the matching fleece and attached the tail to them.  For the mask, which really made the costume, I bought a cat mask (1.25$), covered with the yellow fleece, and added cotton batten to the ‘nose’ section.  I then used white and black foam, a blue felt pen, and scissors to make the eyes.  Overall, I was really happy with the final product and most importantly, my daughter loved it.


I used 1 meter of purple fleece and half a meter of green.  I literally laid one of my son’s sleepers down on the purple and cut out a silhouette.  There’s seams up both sides (from shoulders to ankles).   I cut straight up the center of the back and attached the spikes.  The tail was stuffed with cotton batten and attached by hand.  I cut a circle out of green and also attached by hand for the tummy.  The hood got spikes and was attached to the body piece by machine.  For the eyes, I used foam (same as Fluttershy) and glue gunned on.  To get in and out of the costume, I attached snaps up the legs (this also made diaper changes easier).  It ended up being a great boys costume (he growls when he wears it) and super comfy for running around in.