Halloween around these parts is pretty low-key. I’m not the mom that loves to spend hours creating masterpieces. I adore seeing other amazing handmade costumes but for me, I’m all about keeping things simple. My little man wanted to be Captain America this year and I almost danced to the register to spring the $20 on a store-bought costume- done and done! When Sophie said she wanted to be Wenda from the Where’s Waldo books we love, I was all on board. I knew I could whip up a tee and beanie in no time. My kinda costume!
I reached out to Riley Blake and they generously sent over these perfect red and white stripes. After searching the net for the perfect fabric I was happy to see that Riley Blake’s stripes were the best match for what we needed. It’s a bonus that they’re soft and comfy too!
I used the Love Notions Girl’s Classic Tee (affiliate link) for a simple silhouette that fits Wenda’s style. Throw in the free Patterns for Pirates Slouchy Beanie with a couple of mods and Wenda is complete. I added length to the beanie and lined it so she could flip up the bottom and made a pom-pom for the finishing touch.
I love that she can wear this costume to school and be comfortable and not too flashy. Perfect for a middle schooler! What are your favorite quick costumes? I’ve got one more to share this year that the whole family is loving!