After reading Knit Your Own Moustache I started thinking about different ways you can add knitting to costumes for Halloween or any occasion that might call for dressing up. And of course there are a lot of options out there.
Here are a few.
Knitty has been a great contributor to the knit costume world through the years. I have always loved the Hallowig by Meagan Reardon, and Jennifer Tallapaneni’s angel wings known as Allete are pretty gorgeous, too.
This kid’s chainmail hauberk is amazing, as is the knitting chain mail hood for men (that one’s a PDF, by the way). If you have a little geek in your family, you’ll want to check out the Baby Link outfit, which you could also see as a baby Robin Hood, I suppose.
More adorableness for little kids includes this knit ladybug pattern from DROPS and the knit lamb by Margot Stevens (Ravelry download). These sweet cat ears are pretty excellent, too, and kids will love them for dress up all year.
I cannot get over the vintage men’s bathing suit pattern translated by Vintage Purls (or the bravery of this male model!).
And sometimes you just need a quick little knit addition to make it’s own costume or to add to other stuff. For those instances I offer the Viking hat, brain slug, fu manchu, steampunk hat and witch hands. You’re welcome.
By Sarah White