Last year I was a nun for Halloween. This Mother Superior costume required a lot of sewing. The main gown of the Habit was a long black gown. I made mine, but a graduation gown or something from a witch or grim reaper could be used.
Next came the white collar. I used a pattern I found for a quaker type costume and widened the collar. You could also use white foam sheet. Attached to the collar with sew-on snaps was a long black rectangle of fabric.
For the head piece I used a white sheet of craft foam. I cut out a rectangular strip that wrapped around my head to just behind my ears on both sides. To this I sewed another piece of the black fabric cut into a large square. I stapled elastic to the two ends of the foam strip so it would fit around my head.
The finishing touches included a rope I tied around my waist and a rosary I made myself from beads I already had. The big cross was made for me by my grandmother a few years ago.
When Daddy found out we were having a little girl I made her a Homemade Nun Halloween Costume for her first Halloween as a joke. Now this year since she is actually Trick-Or-Treating, I made her another one and that is how the nun costume came about.
I simple could not find one anywhere so I pulled out my sewing machine that was foreign to me and managed to do it without a pattern. I was really proud of myself!
Looking for something different and had no luck. Went to church and saw the nuns and that gave me the perfect idea to make for my two year old. Her outfit was sewn and her head piece was a skirt pant with a head band underneath. We received lots of attention for this Homemade Child Nun Costume.