Ninja Costume

If you follow me on instagram, you probably have seen that I have been frantically putting together the last minute details of my kids costumes, staying up way too late working into the wee hours with Josh!  Can I just say that I am so blessed to have a husband who will help me on all of my crazy crafty adventures!

We had a costume party last Friday that kicked my butt into gear and got my costume making factory going.  I had one main goal for this year’s costumes…okay two.  1.  Finish on time and 2.  I wanted the costumes to be wearable, as more than just a costume.

DIY ninja costume Bubba requested to be a ninja this year.  This would be crazy easy to make the outfit wearable!  For the pants, I used Dana’s shorts pattern, and just extended the legs to make them pants.  I used the exact same alterations to the waist as I did here for Sweet Pea’s shorts, making these out of black knit fabric.

DIY ninja costume The top, I was oh so fortunate to win Sarah’s Bimaa pattern from Suz, who hosted a giveaway!  I knew this would make a perfect ninja top.  I sewed the hooded version in a size six.  That was the first round.  When I handed it off to Bubba, he said, “ninjas should only have their eyes showing.  I want my hood to come down lower and my nose and mouth covered.”

DIY ninja costume Back to the machine I headed.  Just a few tweaks were needed.  I took the hood in 3/4 of an inch on either side of the center hood piece, tightening it up, which brought it down to where Bubba wanted it on his forehead.  I then just took a scrap of the black knit fabric and sewed it onto the front of the hood.

DIY ninja costume This costume was easy….done in a few hours!  It definitely passed both requirements, finished on time and wearable.  Bubba wore these pants this weekend out and about and I love them.  I might have to figure out how to make some black knit pants for me this winter!

  • Renee

    Very cool! And nice that it’s wearable. The bimaa was perfect for this outfit.

    • Teresa

      Thanks Renee! The bimaa is an awesome pattern….I definitely see more of these in my future!

  • A adore this costume! My nephews are ninjas too- but I didn’t make the costumes though. I got you on Instagram now (I’m brand new there) and if I ever get them to my computer I’ll show them there. I always think homemade is better though, but all ninjas are cute!!

    • Teresa

      Thanks Amy! I thought ninja was a fun choice this year! I always love hearing what my kids want to be!

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  • What a great effort 🙂 Wearable and fun indeed!

  • I love how the ninja costume turned out! Great idea to make separates that can be worn after Halloween! I’ll remember that for next year!

    • Teresa

      Thanks Heather! This is the first year that I have made our costumes wearable after the holiday!

  • Fantastic work on the ninja costume! It’s spot on!

    • Teresa

      Thanks Michelle! It was hilarious to see my son get in character with this costume! He was hiding and sneaking around all night!

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