When the holidays roll around, sometimes you need to come up with a costume for a party or a play. If your children need a costume for a Thanksgiving event, dressing as Pilgrims is an obvious choice. You don't need to purchase Pilgrim costumes from a local costume shop; you can easily make the outfits yourself using things you already have or items you can find at a craft store or thrift shop.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Black sweat pants
- Long-sleeved black shirt
- Tall white socks
- Black shoes
- Yellow cardboard
- White poster board
- Black wide-brimmed hat
- Long, long-sleeved black dress
- White tights
- Black shoes
- Plain white apron
- White bonnet
Cut the black sweat pants so that they come just below the knee on the boy. Pair the trousers with a black, long-sleeved tunic-style shirt.
Have the boy wear a pair of long white socks that come up to the bottom of the trousers, and pair them with a pair of black shoes.
Cut buckle shapes out of a piece of yellow cardboard. Glue a yellow buckle onto the cuff of each sleeve. Glue another buckle onto each black shoe.
Cut a 1-inch strip out of white poster board that is long enough to fit around the brim of the hat. Glue the white poster board onto the hat. Add a yellow buckle onto the front of the hat.
Pilgrim Boy Costume
Have the girl wear a long, long-sleeved black dress as the base of the costume. Pair the dress with white stockings and a pair of simple black shoes.
Tie a plain white apron over the dress.
Complete the girl's costume with a simple white bonnet tied underneath her chin.
Pilgrim Girl Costume
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