**Update- If you are looking for the My Little Pony costume tutorial start here!**
Or you can also purchase a custom version from my Etsy shop!
I know I’m late. Halloween has been over for almost a week now, and I’m just getting around to sharing the kid’s costumes. What a slacker! But since I know plenty of little girls who would love to add an outfit like this to their play clothes, I’m gonna show off anyway.
We started thinking about what the kids would be way back in July and had settled on a zebra for Reli and a lion for Corbin because Reli’s favorite movie at the time was Madagascar. It didn’t take more than 2 weeks though for her to change her mind and decide that My Little Ponies were the new “big thing”. I was secretly overjoyed since I loved My Little Ponies as a kid, and we watched every episode on Netflix right away.
Next I got started breaking Rainbow down into easy to sew parts. The initial plan was to make just a hoodie and pants with all the parts attached. Much like this adorable version over at CINO. (Jess really got the jump on me finishing her’s so early. Especially while she’s pregnant!) But I wanted to have a removable tail and wings that could be added to our dress-up box. Then Reli could put them on when she wanted and I wouldn’t have to make sure that the outfit was clean whenever she had the whim to wear it.
The mane and ears are part of the hoddie, but the wings have elastic straps that you can wear like a back pack. Then I just added a cutie mark to a plain pair of pants, and the tail is attached to a belt that can be velcroed around the waist. The wings are by far my favorite part and I’ll probably be sharing a tutorial for those and the ears sooner or later. I’m not completely happy with the tail yet, but Reli has asked me to make outfits for the rest of the group, so I guess I’ll be able to keep practicing until I get it right!
Is there any character from your childhood that you’d love to dress your kid as?
I’m already planning for next year. What do you think? GI Joe? Rainbow Brite? Care Bears?
Ninja Turtles? Jem? Wuzzles? Thunder Cats? He-man & She-ra? Snorks? Pound Puppies?
Thank goodness I’ve got plenty of time to decide!