Achievement Unlocked: Kids’ Costume Trunk

Back in September I posted about a Kid’s Costume Trunk that I was planning to auction off at a museum fundraiser.

Costume Chest Inventory

My goal for this project was to emphasize reuse as much as possible. With the exception of the no-sew tulle skirt, all fabric costume pieces were made from my fabric stash! 

I had a lot of fun glueing the pointy elf ears, painting the wand, and cutting out pieces of craft foam. It was refreshing. Props require a different kind of concentration and artistry, and lack the pressure of “fitting.” I can’t count the number of times I’ve sewn something and the fit has been off, requiring another muslin or a bunch of seam ripping.

Tutorials & Patterns I used: