For my 5 month old's first Halloween I thought a little homemade infant Indian costume would be great. I started with dyeing a long sleeved one-z, cotton pants, hat and socks a tan color. I purchased faux suede, fringe and a southwest patterned ribbon. I sewed a bib adding fringe and trim to the edges.
For his pants I turned the cotton pants inside out and sewed the faux suede over them at the elastic making them double in thickness and adding warmth. Then edged in fringe and southwest trim. I made simple covers for his mittens and the moccasins were bought at a local big box store. Additional trim was used to make a headband lined with satin ribbon. Feathers and a turquoise/silver Native American charm were hand-sewn on its side. It was held in place with velcro.
The papoose was a pre-fabricated front style carrier I already had. I safety pinned a darker faux suede to the front. An old rabbit fur collar I found in the bottom of my fabric bin was tied on with leather cording.
For myself I wore a brown shirt then put on my papoose. A brown jacket with fringe and turquoise beads safety pinned down the sleeves was worn over. It covered the straps of the baby carrier. I dyed a white skirt brown and added feathers to the drawstrings. A headband made of southwest trim and 2 white feathers representing my children finished off the look.
This homemade infant Indian costume was fun and warm enough to go trick or treating. A comfy baby makes for a cute costume!
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Our grandson Dallas is wearing an Indian Chief that was made from many of his grandfather's hunting trophies. We always begin early Oct so we can enjoy the entire month with the kids.
Dallas head dress is made from the feathers of 3 wild turkeys. The feathers were glued to a leather strap then rabbit fur was glued on the edge to cover the feather tips. A small leather strap was tied across the top of his head to the main strap to keep the head dress on.
The outfit was sewn by me by using an Indian costume pattern from Walmart. The collar was made from rabbit fur and the loin cloth was made from buckskin. The bow was cut and sanded from a small tree in our yard. Although it is not present in the photos we also made his trick or treat bag by sewing two full rabbit hides together and connecting a small leather strap to a small set of deer horns for the handle.
I have always made my children's costume, the time we spend with each other making it creates memories they will never forget. Halloween is even more special for our grandson Dallas. His mom's birthday is Oct 31st and although she wasn't here in body she was in spirit helping, guiding and inspiring us to create such a great costume for her baby.
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This is the coolest Homemade Female Indian Costume ever. I made EVERTHING from including my headdress. I love to make my costume and costumes for my friends and this one came out perfect. So perfect I wore it to two different parties and everyone was amazed. I have never seen a costume like this and since I am a fashion designer I didn't want to disappoint and I didn't.
I used everything I could find in my sewing room which made it look even more tribal then I expected. I used fur, buttons, shinny gold fabric, faux fur, and tons of FEATHERS.