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We all want fun costumes for our kids but most take time, money, awesome sewing skills, or all three. This adorable Peter Pan costume is not only super quick and easy, but totally budget friendly! Check out this quick and easy Peter Pan Costume DIY. You can even do it with a No-Sew option.
Last year I was a total slacker mom and rushed last minute to try and put together costumes for my kiddos. It worked out okay since the Goof wanted to be Where’s Waldo and then one of the twins was a Football Player and the other a snowman. Yeah, it was mostly wearing clothes we already had with a few accessories. This year I wanted to do better. I mean, my family has a reputation to live up to. Like this one:
And the time we did UP
Just because I wanted to put a little more thought into our costumes doesn’t mean I have a lot of time or money. But that is why I love the costume I came up with for my one twin. This Peter Pan costume was the perfect fit for him as he totally has that mischievous look that Peter Pan has, and the arched eyebrows. I mean look at him.
He definitely has the Peter Pan look and personality, so I was excited to get his costume going. I love how simple this costume was to make, and while I did do some sewing, you could totally do this as a No-Sew costume (I will tell you how). Best yet, this whole Peter Pan costume cost me under $5!!!!
Quick and Easy Peter Pan Costume
What I Used For This Costume
- Green Flannel. My guy only needed 1/2 yard. He wears a 2T in pants. Amount spent: Under $2
- Green T-Shirt. I had one my older son had out grown that we used but you could probably find this at the dollar store or Walmart. Amount spent: FREE
- Red Feather. I bought a bag of feathers at the dollar store. Amount spent: $1 with lots of extras
- Suede cord. I found this one in my stock pile of craft supplies but you can find them at most craft or fabric stores. Amount spent: FREE
- For No-Sew Option: Fabric adhesive like Fabri-Tac. Make sure it will work on flannel or whatever fabric you choose for the hat.
How To Make This Easy Peter Pan Costume
I made this whole costume in just about an hour, and that was with sewing the pants. If you can find plain green pants, you can just buy them and not have to sew some.
Step one: The Shirt
I simply took a plain, bright green shirt that my oldest had outgrown. I cut out the collar and cut down the front of the shirt. Then I cut the sleeves at an angle and cut up the bottom. In retrospect, I wish I had done less of a patter on the bottom, but I still love it.
Because this shirt is 2 sizes too big for my toddler, when I cut off the collar, it made the opening to wide and it would fall off the side. I just quickly sewed a little pleat in the back of the shirt, but you could totally just use a safety pin. The extra room may also be good if it is cold and you need to put a jacket underneath the top.
After doing this, I simple cut 3 small holes on each side of the center cut, and used them to lace the suede cord through.
Step 2: The Hat
I took some green flannel I had left from the pants I made (a slightly darker green than the shirt) and I cut out 2 triangles with rounded edges. I made sure the bottom of each triangle was half the circumference of his head plus 1″ for seam allowance. Or at least the circumference of the area I wanted the hat to sit on.
You can see his Mickey ears in the corner of that picture because I actually used them to help figure out the sizing.
Then I just sewed the up one side to the tip, and then down the other, leaving the curved edge open. I did hem the rounded edge, but you may not need to do that depending on the fabric you use.
NO-SEW OPTION: Use fabric adhesive to attach the two pieces, just be careful it is fully dried before placing on your child’s head.
Next, I cut a tiny slit in the hat to put the feather in.
I sewed over the feather in two places to keep it in place, but it probably would have stayed on it’s own. An adhesive would work here as well.
Step 3: The Pants
I made my son’s pants, but you could totally just buy some plain green leggings or sweats, or buy white ones and dye them. For me the fabric was cheaper than the other option and I knew I could sew them easily. I am not going to give a pants tutorial here as I don’t use an actual pattern.
We are now trying to teach him how to crow. I am super excited for the twins and Halloween this year as I think they will really enjoy it. And I love that I am able to still choose their outfits. The Goof is starting to get very opinionated about his costume choices, so I am embracing being able to choose what the twins wear.
There you go, a super quick, easy and budget friendly Peter Pan Costume that does not take amazing sewing skills.
Keep an eye out for next week as I reveal the rest of our costumes.