Category Archives: Halloween Extravaganza

Maria from West Side Story Costume

Maria from West Side Story dress sewing pattern from Charm Patterns.

For the penultimate day of this year’s Halloween Extravaganza, I wanted to share this costume idea that is so simple (and wearable the rest of the year) that it almost doesn’t count as a Halloween costume! Of course, I’m talking about turning Charm’s Maria Dress into the gorgeous white dress worn by Natalie Wood as […]

Halloween Extravaganza! Bat Fascinator

Charm Patterns Bat Fascinator hat sewing pattern

For the 10th day of this year’s Halloween Extravaganza, I’m excited to share this AMAZING bat fascinator with you! I am obsessed with this, and will definitely be wearing it while handing out candy this year. I’ve included the PDF (or SVG) file and step-by-step instructions below so you can make your own. Resources Bat […]

Spider Queen Gown

Spider Queen Lana Dress from Charm Patterns.

Although we’re already on day nine of our 13 day-long Halloween celebration, the Halloween Extravaganza actually started early this year with the Spider Queen Dress showcased in the Fall 2023 issue of Vintage by Gertie magazine. This dramatic variation of the Lana Dress with a high-low hem and exaggerated bust wing petals is perfect for […]

Sally Costume (from The Nightmare Before Christmas)

Sally costume from Nightmare Before Christmas

I saw this figurine while in Salem, Massachusetts, and thought that Charm’s Bryant Gown would be a perfect base to create a glamorous Sally costume. I wanted to create an elevated look using hand-painted silks, but you can also use cotton broadcloth and basic fabric paint for a less luxurious dress. It’s the perfect costume […]

Halloween Extravaganza! Bat Appliqué Turner Cardigan

Turner Cardigan with felt bat applique from Charm Patterns by Gertie.

We’re sharing more for our annual Halloween Extravaganza with this adorable (and very easy!) appliqué project. Resources Turner Cardigan pattern (available to Patreon Glamour Circle+ members) White sweater knit fabric for the cardigan Black rhinestone buttons Bat appliqué file in SVG or PDF format Black felt Black thread Small rhinestones for the bat eyes Fabric […]

Pink Gingham Barbie Movie Costume

Pink gingham barbie costume dress sewing pattern

Hi, Barbie! We’re on day six of 13 for this year’s Halloween Extravaganza, and we’re celebrating one of our favorite movies of the year. For this Halloween Extravaganza costume, we take you straight to two of this summer’s Patreon patterns, the Barbara Bodice and the Millicent Skirt, to create the perfect dress for any Barbie […]

“Solo in the Spotlight” Barbie Costume

Solo in the Spotlight Barbie costume from Charm Patterns

It’s no secret that we’ve been Barbie-obsessed at Charm HQ this year! And we’re also in awe of Margot Robbie’s commitment to the Barbie aesthetic on the pink carpet when promoting the film. She wore the “Solo in the Spotlight” look to perfection, and I was inspired to create a similar Halloween Extravaganza creation using […]

Wednesday Dress Halloween Costume

Wednesday Dress halloween costume from Charm Patterns

Every once and awhile, the team and I love to dive deep into a time-consuming fantasy project. The Wednesday Dress is a perfect example of that! For the fourth day of our 13-day Halloween Extravaganza, we’re showcasing the Wednesday Pattern Hack, as featured in the fall issue of Vintage by Gertie magazine. This dress combines […]

Katrina Crane from Sleepy Hollow Halloween Costume

Katrina Crane Sleepy Hollow Halloween costume by Charm Patterns.

Hello, my lovelies! It’s day two of 13 for our annual Halloween Extravaganza and we have more pattern hack ideas for you! For this spooky dress, I was inspired by the stunning black and white gown worn by Katrina Crane (née Van Tassel) in Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow. The costume designer for the movie (and […]