How I Made Past Halloween Costumes—Part 1: Panda

It’s my favorite time of year—time to start getting ready for Halloween! I wrote posts last year about how to create a pumpkin, Batman, Superman, and M&M costume, and I thought I’d write about some of the costumes I’ve made in the past.  I broke this post into three parts to make it a little easier to digest.


One of the things my mom taught me about making a costume (particularly for trick-or-treating) is to make it warm.  My mom got really creative with sweatshirts.  When I wanted to be a panda in 5th grade or so, I looked at pictures with her, and together we figured out how to make the best panda costume ever.

We started with a white hooded sweatshirt, and cut off the arms to reduce bulk.  Then my mom sewed some black ears on the hood.  Pandas have black upper bodies and arms, so we took a black sweatshirt without a hood and cut off the bottom half.

I put the black half sweatshirt over the white armless hoodie, added black sweatpants and some panda makeup, and went out to get my candy!

I would love to show you a picture of the finished costume, but this costume was so long ago that I’m not sure where any pictures of it are. So here’s a picture of a real panda until I find a picture of me!

What’s next?

One of the things about taking such a long break from my blog is that I have at least a half dozen ideas for blog posts floating in my head right now.  So I don’t really know what’s next, except that I will continue to share costume ideas throughout October.  Check back soon for Batgirl and Toad!


2 thoughts on “How I Made Past Halloween Costumes—Part 1: Panda

  1. Pingback: How I Made Past Halloween Costumes—Part 3: Toad (from Mario Bros) | Bobbles and Baubles

  2. Pingback: General Costume Tips for Halloween | Bobbles and Baubles

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