Where can you find great Halloween costume patterns for fashion dolls? Chelly Wood offers some ideas @ ChellyWood.com #Halloween #CostumeIdeas

This image shows Simplicity fashion doll clothes pattern #4754, which includes nurse/doctor costumes for Ken and Barbie, a Halloween witch and vampire costume for Barbie and Ken dolls, a wedding dress for Barbie with a tuxedo for Ken, and a high-collar villain costume for Barbie with a matching dinner jacket outfit for Ken. These patterns are not some of Chelly Wood's own doll clothes patterns, but rather, these are an older selection of patterns that were once published by Simplicity. The article suggests buying these patterns on eBay as uncut patterns, and in the article Chelly Wood also shares some of her own Halloween costumes which she designed to fit Barbie, Ken, and other 11.5 inch dolls. Please visit ChellyWood.com for free printable sewing patterns for making doll clothes to fit dolls of many shapes and all different sizes.

The image above is of Simplicity craft pattern #4754, which includes wedding costumes (views A and B), villain costumes (views C and D), a witch costume (view E), a vampire costume (view F), and doctor/nurse costumes (views G and H) for Ken and Barbie-sized dolls.

Around this time of year, I often get requests for making “a witch costume for Barbie” or something along those lines. Since these patterns are available on eBay and in other locations, I generally shy away from re-inventing the wheel.

By the way, if you’re thinking about buying this Simplicity pattern #4754 used on eBay, I would recommend revisiting the blog post I did a while back, which offers tips for buying patterns online. (Click here for the link to that blog post.)

Now, in anticipation of those requests I get every October, let me say that over the years I have designed a few different patterns for my dolls, to celebrate Halloween. Here are a few, with links to the projects themselves…

There was the black cat costume, which fit Mattel’s Barbie and similar-sized fashion dolls:

The image shows a Halloween costume which is designed to fit 11.5 inch fashion dolls like Barbie, Disney Princess dolls, Momoko dolls, and Spin Master Liv dolls, among others. Visit ChellyWood.com for the free printable sewing pattern for making this Halloween cat costume for your fashion dolls.

If you’d like to make the Black Cat Halloween Costume for your 11.5 inch (29 cm) fashion dolls, click here for that free pattern and the tutorial videos that go with it.

I’ve also made a ninja costume for 11.5 inch (29 cm) fashion dolls, which you’ll see below:

Image shows Made-to-Move Barbie wearing a handmade Ninja costume complete with body suit, mask, and black shoes. She's holding a packaged ninja-style sword. Overlay says, "ChellyWood.com: free printable sewing patterns for dolls of many shapes and sizes." Doll samurai sword fits 1:6 scale.

Click here to go to the page where the ninja Halloween costume’s patterns and tutorials are offered.

I’ve also created a pirate costume for my Monster High, Ever After High, and the shorter 10-inch Disney Princess dolls. As you can see in the image below, it also fits the Project MC2 dolls:



If you are interested in making a pirate costume for your dolls, for Halloween, try this link for that free pattern. But please note that the costume shown above does not fit Barbie or any of the Barbie-sized fashion dolls (i.e. Momoko, Francie, vintage Barbie, etc…) because it’s designed to fit dolls with a more-slender-than-usual body.

This link will show how the pirate costume doll clothes look on various dolls.

I’ve also made a ghost costume for very small dolls like Mattel’s Chelsea and similar-sized dolls. Here’s that image:

A tiny Chelsea doll or a similar-sized doll is going trick-or-treating for Halloween. She wears a little felt ghost costume with they eyes cut out. She carries a pumpkin-shaped candy basket. She appears to be wearing her ghost costume over a dress of blue printed fabric. Click on the link in the caption, and it will take you to a page where you can download and print all the free printable sewing patterns for making these doll clothes, along with links to tutorial videos that show you how to make this outfit.

And yes, I have the pattern for that adorable little pumpkin / jack-o-lantern candy bucket too. Here’s the link to that one, along with the instructions for turning the ghost costume into the cute little cactus costume you see below:

This image shows a Mattel Chelsea doll wearing a handmade Halloween costume or school play costume. The free pattern that ChellyWood.com offers for making a ghost costume was used to make this little cactus adaptation. Click on the link in the caption to read the directions for making your own cactus costume for miniature dolls like Chelsea and other 5-inch dolls.

This link will take you to the Halloween jack o’lantern candy bucket’s tutorial and pattern, as well as the cat costume at the top of this blog post.

Image shows an orange jack-o'-lantern with black eyes, nose, and mouth. It's shaped like a bag or bucket with a green ribbon handle. The "candy bag" is made of felt. Overlay says, "Tiny DIY Halloween Candy Bag" and it offers the website ChellyWood.com where the free pattern can be found.


For Ken costumes, I recommend revisiting my gallery of historical costumes for male fashion dolls. Here’s a link to that gallery, for easy access.

But honestly, a lot of additional costumes can be made using the doll clothes I’ve designed for male fashion dolls. For example, I have a turtleneck sweater that I designed to fit Ken and other male fashion dolls, pictured below:

Free printable sewing pattern for Barbie or Ken turtleneck sweater at ChellyWood.com: image shows both a Mattel Barbie and a male fashion doll (Jake from the Liv Doll collection) wearing a handmade turtleneck sweater. The image also includes a black-line free, printable sewing pattern for sewists to make the shirt themselves. Overlay says, "visit my YouTube channel, ChellyWood1, for the free tutorial that shows how to make this project.

You could couple a green turtleneck with a green pair of pants and sandwich Ken between two plate-sized green felt circles with black lines on it, to make a turtle costume.

Or give him a yellow turtleneck with yellow pants and green and yellow hat to turn Ken into a banana for Halloween. How cute would that be?

There are lots of options. It’s up to you to imagine something wonderful!

Before I’m done, I’d like to say that most of these Halloween costume patterns that I’ve designed are older patterns on this website. Because of that, they don’t show the seams like my newer patterns do, but the seam allowance is included in them. (See image above for example.)

Also, my earlier patterns were only available as JPG images, but I would like to offer them for sale as printable PDF sewing patterns in my Etsy store. Would anyone be interested in buying them? Please feel free to leave a comment. Let me know what would be a fair price for the whole collection.

I’m going to research this further to see how time-consuming it would be to re-create them as a PDF.

2 thoughts on “Where can you find great Halloween costume patterns for fashion dolls? Chelly Wood offers some ideas @ ChellyWood.com #Halloween #CostumeIdeas

  1. OMG the Pirate hat is adorable. I would love to have 5 of them but I do not sew. Thank you for your wonderful pictures and blogs.

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