I thoroughly enjoy making Halloween costumes for my children. I think that the homemade variety are the best. They are usually more creative and are definitely of better quality. Today I have a homemade firefighter costume to share with you that is easy and fun to make.
This costume is very comforable and durable making it perfect for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. To make this costume, I purchased a plain black hoodie, black jogging pants and a white t-shirt. By adding yellow, red and white heat transfer material (HTM), the clothing was transformed into a firefighter costume. The firefighter hat is the perfect accessory for this costume and it was created with red cardstock, double-sided adhesive and red glitter.
The firefighter hat was actually a lot easier to make than I had anticipated. You can find a full tutorial on how to assemble the hat here. For a little extra sparkle, I added glitter to a few accent pieces of the hat.
The badge was the most time consuming aspect of this project and this was because I layered the HTM. When applying multiple layers of HTM, I recommend using a quick press with your iron as each layer is applied. Once all layers are in place, perform a final full press as outlined on the instructions that come with the HTM.
I added the word “Junior Firefighter” to the badge design as I thought it was a cute touch.
I used yellow HTM to make the reflectors on the arms, body and pant legs. Also, red and yellow HTM were used to make the suspenders for the white t-shirt.
How are you going to use your Silhouette to make your Halloween costume?