Introduction: Lion Halloween Costume.

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My granddaughter wanted to be a lion for halloween. I knew what I wanted the mane to look like, but wasn't sure how to go about it. I found a free pattern on Lion Brand Yarn's website for a wild red wig ( knew that I could make it work.

First I bought four different kinds of yarn: different colors and textures. Then I crocheted the cap and just followed the directions in the pattern. The only things I changed were the length of the pieces of yarn and I added ears made from the costume material.

Next, I just used an old pattern for Halloween costumes (the kind that you can use to make a miriad of things by making a few changes: a dog, cat, cow, etc.) and sewed more yarn around the neck (to finish the mane) and the sleeves, legs and tail.

The mask was also a free pattern I found on the internet ( I made some adjustments to it also, because I didn't need the mane part. I made the pompoms from one of the yarns I used for the mane and covered the "lone ranger type" mask with the same fabric as the body.


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SarahpinStation (author)2009-08-14

Haha! That's so adorable.

Superhero-Apri (author)2008-10-26


Very Interesting (author)2008-10-21

Great job. Homemade costumes are the best, and what a wonderful memory for her!

canida (author)2008-10-21

Cute! It looks fabulous. Thanks for including all the useful links, too!

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