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Peter Pan Costume

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Yesterday, I shared with you the Tinker Bell Costume.


Here’s the other half of that magic…!

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I can’t even believe how big my little guy is getting…..and to see him as Peter Pan, just about dropped me to the floor.  Oooooh, I just wanted to nibble those chubby cheeks and raspberry that round little belly…….and keep him nice and young. Yum.
(Do you think he’ll still be letting me munch on him in 5 years?)


Here’s how:
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Start by folding some fleece in half. I used a piece that was 25 inches wide and 16 inches tall while folded in half (so 32 total inches tall). Then I found the center of the top (along the fold) and cut a ‘V’ down the front and just a little scoop along the back.
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That ‘V’ is about 4 inches wide and 3 inches tall.
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Then cut a straight line up the back.

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And attach velcro:

Then turn it back over to the front and cut out some sort of shape to the shirt, creating some sleeves…..but still leaving a good amount to the width, so that you’ll have some shirt to cinch up in the belt at the end.

Turn it inside out, sew up the sides along the new curves, and then turn it right side out again. Now, make diagonal cuts all along the bottom and sleeves.

That’s it. Nice and easy.

Now onto the belt. I used the tutorial here and made it out of felt about 1 3/4 inches wide. I just cut strips out of the those rectangle pieces of felt and sewed them together. I actually made the belt 2 layers thick…..and just sewed down the middle and sides to keep the 2 layers together.

Now time to make the knife for Peter’s belt. I cut out some shapes in felt to construct the knife. And each shape is 3 layers thick, except for the center one….it’s just 2 layers thick.

Then I stitched the blade layers in place and added some detail…..and did the same with the handle. Trim if necessary.

Sew the blade and the handle together.

Then lay the last section under and over where the blade and handle meet. Sew all the way around it, securing the knife together as one piece. Then I sewed a little loop onto the back of the handle, so that it could slide onto the belt.

Then I made some pants using the the tutorial here. However, I made the legs a lot more narrow, so that it would look more like leggings.

Okay, onto the hat. This may seem a bit confusing….because all I have are shapes to give you. But I cut out a triangular shape with the top of the triangle more towards the back………. and the bottom of the triangle a bit curved. Then I cut a bottom brim section like I did below. I cut two of the triangle section ant two of the brim section……they are stacked right on top of each other.

Then I sewed all along the larger triangles, leaving the bottom edges open. And I sewed along the left edges of the 2 brim pieces. (Click to enlarge.)

Then I turned the hat right side out while leaving the brim inside out and lined up the back seams. Place the brim edge underneath the hat edge and overlap about a 1/2 inch. pin all the way around the hat on both sides.

Then sew into place.

Then fold up the brim.

Then I tacked the back of the brim into place on the back. Just to keep it from unfolding.

Then I attached some elastic to keep the hat in place while on Peter Pan’s head!

And then added a feather.

Now your whole ensemble is ready.

Now he’s ready to battle Hook.

Go get ’em buddy.

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  2. Anonymous says:

    I wish I could pay you to make one, I have no time. Love it, Adorable!!

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  4. Kelli Stern says:

    I am a group leader for the YMCA and going to be holding a “acting club”. I will be teaching my children “I won’t grow up”, so these patterns will really come in handy. Thank you!

  5. Natalie says:

    Where did you get the metal links for the belt? My twinners are going as Tink and Peter Pan!

  6. Natalia G. Manuel says:

    My only son needs a Peter Pan Costume, thanks for the tutorials.

  7. carol tettmar says:

    Just finished peter pan costume for my 4yr old grandson, Ryley. Did a few adjustments, like sandwiching ridgid plastic from an old lid, in between sword material so it was sturdy. Also, sewed a white’buckle’ on belt. The belt fastened with Velcro. Hope he likes it….looks amazing

    1. carol tettmar says:

      I need a pattern now for shoe covers, please.

  8. carol tettmar says:

    Just finished peter pan costume for my 4yr old grandson, Ryley. Did a few adjustments, like sandwiching ridgid plastic from an old lid, in between sword material so it was sturdy. Also, sewed a white’buckle’ on belt. The belt fastened with Velcro.

  9. Debbie says:

    Hi, I love it! It’ so cute!!! I want to do it for my boy. He is 2 1/2 years old. Should I chance any of your mesures?

    Thank you very much!!


  10. MNoëlle D says:

    Je me suis énormément inspirée de vos photos pour réaliser le costume de Peter Pan de mon fils. Merci beaucoup et je pense qu’il va faire fureur auprès de ces petits camarades!!!!!

    Congratulations and I think I’ll come back on this site for more ideas…..

  11. Lory says:

    Hi! How was your Halloween? For my post about Halloween costumes for kids I cited this your post here:
    Thank you for sharing your ideas with us!
    A kiss froom Spain

  12. Jeannette says:

    This tutorial is fantastic, thank you so much for sharing this awesome DIY consume! I am in California and I am making this costume for my almost 18 month old son. He will first be wearing this at his buddy’s birthday party this Sunday.

  13. Christin says:

    This is sooo adorable! I’m making it for my little brother :) what size did he wear in those pictures? My brother wears 12 months

  14. Lindsey says:

    I used your tutorials to make Peter Pan and Tinkerbell costumes for my kids this year. THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your sewing tips and knowledge! Your blog has taken me to another level of sewing. Pictures of my finished products are here . So excited for Halloween this year!

  15. Sally says:

    Thank you so much for your blog on making a Peter pan costume,best I son is super happy today weating his homemade Peter Pan outfit today for world book day-and as a novice to making Im thrilled how well it turned out,thanks to your blog to guide me through!:)

  16. maryline says:

    Thanks a lot for your model. !!!

  17. Mei says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! I am glad that I was very reluctant to purchase the ready made outfit from the store which was overpriced and not of the best material. LOVE LOVE your version!

  18. Sabrina says:

    hello ! Thank you for this great tutorial ! I wonder which fabric you used to make the green t-shirt ? is it felt ? Thank’s for your help !


  19. Anonymous says:

    aww! this costume is soo cute!! but it’d be better if the instructions were placed into a pdf file, so I can print it out, carry it and make it wherever I am even if I’m not online.

  20. Anna @ A Newfound Treasure says:

    Made the costume and had a perfect Peter Pan for Halloween. My older son was Captain Hook… it was too cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

  21. Leslee says:

    Thank you for this! I had already bought the Peter Pan shirt, but we still needed the hat and dagger. You helped me make them for my little guy! He’s so happy…and I’m proud! :)

  22. Krysta says:

    Thank you, thank you for this Peter Pan costume tutorial! This turned out perfectly for my 4 year old. He loves it! The only thing I changed was instead of cutting up the back and adding velcro, I cut the hole for his head large enough for him to fit through. It turned out beautifully, so thank you again!

  23. Brandy says:

    I just wanted to let you know that I linked to this tutorial on my blog because I’m going to use it for my little guy’s Halloween costume this year! Thanks for being awesome!

  24. Courtney says:

    I used your “tutorial” for the Peter Pan hat to make my little guy a hat to wear with his lederhosen for Oktoberfest. I added a picture to the Halloween flicker group, but here is a link to my blog post about it.

  25. Caynen's Mama says:

    Just made this in a half hour for my 3 month old- SO sweet! Thanks for the super easy directions and clever idea. You sure made me look like super mom today ; )

  26. Valerie Pascual says:

    Hello there! This is really awesome tutorial. :) I loved it. I will try this for my son’s Halloween party next week.
    Though I am not a great sewer, I will do my best. :)

  27. Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama says:

    Adorable!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, can’t wait to have a boy so we can make one :)

    I featured your costume on my blog today, come by and check it out:

  28. sara says:

    This is fantastic my little boy is 3 and peter pan mad. I have been looking for a costume for him for christmas but they dont lok like the peter pan from the film. I will definitley be having a go at making him this. Thanks

  29. Mary says:

    My 2 year old daughter has been begging to be Peter Pan ever since her 4 year old sister decided to be Izzie (from Jake and the Neverland Pirates) and I SO did not want to buy something…your pattern is PERFECT. THANK YOU for sharing your tute!! You are so talented and thank you for being so generous with your time and gifts!

  30. Kim says:

    Thank you so much for this!! I made this costume for my 18 month old last year… he was SO precious!!

  31. Melissa says:

    Thank you!!!! This is so freaking cute and so easy! I desperately wanted my little man to be Peter Pan, but I refused to pay $50 for a costume! I am so excited to make this!

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