Introduction

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Kids can make a mess wherever they go, in seconds. Celebrate their carefree attitude by dressing them as what you sometimes think they are.

Step 1

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Cut Fabric Pieces

Use the template to cut the fabric for the body.

Step 2

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Place Pieces and Pin

Place the back pieces on top of the front piece, wrong sides together. The back pieces should overlap in the middle.

Step 3

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Sew Pieces Together

Sew 1/2” side seams and shoulder seams.

Step 4

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Try It On and Add Hook-and-Eye Closures

Try the body on your wearer and mark where to put the hook-and-eye fasteners on the back of the costume. We used three 2” pieces. When set, sew on the fasteners.

Step 5

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Tape Back of China Pieces and Add Fastners

Place a piece of painter’s tape on the back of each piece of china; trim it to fit the circle base. Then place a hook (scratchy) piece of Velcro Sticky Back fastener on top of the painter’s tape. (The tape will allow you to easily remove the fasteners so you can re-use the tea set after Halloween.)

Step 6

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Place Dishes on Body

Place the body front-side face up on a table and lay out where to put the china pieces. Be sure to place them so the wearer will not sit on them or knock into them with their arms.

Step 7

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Secure China with Needle and Thread

Securely hand-sew the tea cup handles onto the body. 

Step 8

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Secure Velcro Pieces

Sew loop (soft) pieces of Velcro fasteners onto the body where the plates will go. Attach plates securely.

Step 9

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Cut Horn Pieces

Cut out four horn pieces using the printable horns template. Each finished horn size is 5" tall x 7" wide. Size up your template as needed before cutting to fit the wearer's head.

Step 10

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Sew Horn Pieces

Place the horn front and back pieces right sides together. Sew 1/4" seams on two sides, leaving the bottom open. Repeat for the other horn. 

Step 11

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Shape Horns and Add Stuffing

Turn horns right-side out, use a pencil if needed to help push out the tip. Add stuffing into the horn until it is firm. Repeat for the other horn.

Step 12

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Hand Sew Headband to Horn

Wrap the unsewn bottom of the horn around the headband. Hand sew the horn around headband.

Step 13

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Horn Center

Cut the bull's scruff from brown felt and sew it around the middle of the horns.

Step 14

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Create the Tail Hair with Yarn

To make the tail, wind black yarn to make a 6" loop. (We used a large ruler to make it easy.) Slip a piece of yarn through the loop on one end and tie securely.

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Cut the Yarn to Make a Tassel

Cut through the other side to create a tassel-like bushy tail.

Step 16

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Cut Tail Pieces and Sew

Cut the tail pattern piece from brown felt. Place a few strands of yarn on the tail with the rest of the tail hanging off the end. Sew the strands to the end of the felt tail to secure.

Step 17

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Fold in Half and Stich Together

Fold the tail in half, wrong sides together and edge stitch. Leave the end open.

Step 18

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Add Stuffing

Flatten the tail so the seam is in the back, the fill it with loose stuffing. Sew the tail shut then sew the tail onto the back of the costume.

Step 19

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Cut Fabric for Hooves

To make the hooves, use the pattern to cut two hooves from black felt to cover the tops of shoes.

Step 20

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Sew and Fasten Hooves

Wrap the hooves around shoe tops and pin to fit. Sew Velcro fasteners to the hooves to secure. 

Step 21

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Put It All Together

Dress the wearer in a brown t-shirt, brown pants and shoes and add the bull costume on top.