Check out these fabulous Vintage Halloween Costumes. Great for inspiration when creating your own homemade Halloween costume.

How to Make Slip-Over Costumes of Crepe Paper

Slip Over CostumeA Slip-Over Costume is what its name implies and is worn over any simple frock. It does not require a muslin foundation; all that is needed for the founda­tion is a straight strip of crepe paper, long enough to reach from the neck, front and back, to the waist line or below. It may be made the correct width either by cutting as shown by the dotted lines in illustration No.1, or one or two tucks may be made as shown in illustration No. 2. An oval or oblong piece is cut out for the neck.

To this foundation ruffles, fringe or flower petals are sewed or pasted. The front and back are usually just alike. Narrow ribbons are sewed on each side, front and back, atthe waist line to hold the costume in place. A slip-over and cap to match, made from one fold of crepe paper, are shown below. Read more

Scarecrow Costume to Make

Scarcrow CostumeMaterial (4-8 yr.) - Verybest Crepe,

  • 2 folds No. 147 Orange,
  • 1 fold each No. 142 Canary,
  • No. 183 Sand,
  • No. 188 Brown,
  • No. 139 GrassGreen;
  • 2 1/2 yds. 1/2" yellow ribbon,
  • snap fasteners.

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Using 2 yds. for fullness, make a gathered skirt of orange with 5" deep fringe at bottom. Stitch a 5" deep fringe of yellow, sand and brown under the orange, Fig. C. Make a plain fitted waist of double thickness of orange*. Bind around neck and armholes with a 2" wide strip of orange folded like bias tape to 1/2". Stitch skirt to waist.

Make a green bolero jacket of a double thickness, Fig. D. Bind edges with green. Gather and sew a soft fringe* of the 5 colors about 10" deep across the tops of the armholes. When cutting fringe, fold so that there will be a heading at both ends uncut, Fig. E. Stitch a 3" deep stiff fringe at bottom, Fig. F.  Add ribbons to tie.

Make a neck ruff of the 5 colors cut 6" wide, 1 yd. long, fringed from both edges to within I" of center. Gather to 8" length and stitch to ribbon long enough to tie around neck, Fig. G.

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For the hat, fold a 20" wide piece of yellow crepe paper 22" long (or correct head size) through the middle across the grain. Seam short ends. Gather open edges (see page 23). Cut fringe and pull through slits in hat. Stretch lower edge to make brim roll up slightly.

* detailed instructions for these processes can be found on pages 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 of

"45 Easy to Make Costumes and Accessories of Crepe Paper"

Angel Costume to Make http://vintageinfo.net/angel-costume-to-make

Angel Costume to Make from Crepe Paper

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Instructions for making Feather-Like Angel Wings and an Angel Costume (robe & halo) - all from Crepe Paper!

Perfect for school plays, Halloween Costumes or even dress-up.

2 - PDF files, instant download.

Feather-Like Angel Wings & Costume Using Crepe Paper (16 pages)

Crepe Paper Costumes 101: Basic Tips for Making Crepe Paper Costumes (28 pages)

Angel Wings & Costume Instructions http://vintageinfo.net/downloads/angel-wings-costume-of-crepe-paper/

Are you looking for simpler wings to make?  Check out: Simple Angel Wings

Pixie Costume to Make

pixie1-webMaterial (4-6 yr.) ~ Verybest Crepe,

  • 1 fold each No. 131 Nile Green,
  • No. 139 GrassGreen;
  • 2 yds. 1/2" green ribbon;
  • small metalbell;
  • paste;
  • muslin slip.

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Make darts in slip for snug fit at waist*. Using about 2 1/2 yds. for fullness, make gathered skirt of light green 3" above knees. Stitch to slip I" below waistline*.

Cut a 60" strip of dark green the same length as the skirt into 5" wide, 5" deep points*, Fig. G. Gather and stitch at waistline.

Make a plain blouse of dark green*. Cut 5" wide strips of both colors long enough to go around armholes. Fold together and cut one long edge into 3" wide, 3" deep points. Stitch around points, turn and press. Stitch around armholes and fold over to outside. Make a similar pointed piece and stitch around neck, Fig. H.

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Make similar double-pointed strip for top of skirt. Stitch in place, at the same time turning the bottom of the blouse under and stitching, Fig. J.

Cut cap from double thickness of dark green with pattern, Fig. K. Stitch from top of fold around to head size. Turn. Bind head size with a 2" wide strip of light green, folded like bias  tape to 1/2". Stitch in place. Sew small bell to point of cap.

* detailed instructions for these processes can be found on pages 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 of

"45 Easy to Make Costumes and Accessories of Crepe Paper"

Bo-Peep Costume to Make

bopeep1-webMaterial (6-8 yr.) - Verybest Crepe,

  • 2 foldsNo. 165 Pink,
  • 1 fold each No. 120 Baby Blue, No. (100 White if crepe paper blouse is to be made),
  • No. 108 Black;
  • 1 sheet pink Mat Stock;
  • 1 1/2 yds. 1/4"  black satin ribbon;
  • 3 yds. 2" pink ribbon;
  • snap fasteners;
  • white cotton blouse or muslin slip;
  • 1 sheet floral design Gift Wrapping Paper;
  • paste.

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You may use a white cotton blouse and make a separate skirt or the entire costume may be made of crepe paper sewed to a muslin slip. Make the skirt long enough to come 3" or 4" below the knees after 2" has been turned under and stitched to represent a hem. Use 2 1/2"  yds. for fullness and stitch to 1" wide waistband, at the same time stitching panniers in place.

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For panniers, cut a piece of blue crepe 20" wide, 30" long in shape of Fig. E. Turn curved edges under 1" and stitch. Cut flowers from the wrapping paper and paste 6" apart all over the shaped piece. Double through the middle of 22" side and seam. Gather the now straight edge, drawing up to about 8". Make two and sew one to skirt at each side, about 4" from front edge of bodice when it is laced as shown in illustration. Tuck the seamed end in and fold as shown in illustration.

Make bodice of a double thickness of black, Fig. F. Punch holes in front edges and lace with black ribbon. Turn under at back edges and sew snap fasteners in place.

Bo-Peep's hat, Figs. L and M, is like the "Jiffy Hat" shown on page 23.

* detailed instructions for these processes can be found on pages 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 of

"45 Easy to Make Costumes and Accessories of Crepe Paper"

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