Look out red….he’s right behind you! Use This DIY Big Bad Wolf Costume Tutorial to Make the Big Bad Wolf to Your Little Red Riding Hood!
and what a ferocious little wolf he is!
Since Will is only 6 months old we went for a friendly approach 🙂 And I wanted the whole costume to be nice and warm for trick or treating so the whole thing is made from fleece.
Yup he’s snug and warm! Oops forgot to find those little hands…
DIY Big Bad Wolf Costume Instructions
For the base of the costume I made him a pair of footie jams which work well for starting off almost any costume. You can pick up a copy of the pattern in the shop:
And then I made a few quick alterations. First I top stitched on a tail. For a walking kiddo I would make a full blown tail but since he’ll just be in a stroller or sitting on my lap I went with a flat version for comfort
On the front pieces I topstitched on a white tummy
And I made the toe portions white with some little toenails stitched on
Now for the hat!
And you could use this to make any animal. Or skip the ears and you just have a cute basic winter hat.
I cut 2 half circles for the top and then a band for the bottom and straps. The top pieces have a finished circumference just wider than his head circumference. Don’t forget your ears! You need to also cut a liner for each ear and the bottom piece
Sew the lining to the bottom piece around the bottom curved edge. Leave the 2 sides and top open
Turn right side out and then sew across the side seams
You should now have this. If you want you can topstitch to help it lay flat
To make your ears sew together along the sides and then flip right side out. Sew a basting stitch across the bottom and gather slightly to shape each ear
To help give the hat some shape sew 2-3 darts across the top
It should now be rounded
Baste the 2 ears to one side of the hat
With right sides together sew the 2 hat halves together
With right sides together sew the bottom band on
Topstitch on a face 🙂
Add some velcro and you’re all set with the DIY Big Bad Wolf Costume!