Halloween season is upon us, JUKI lovers, and we’re so excited to let the creativity flow! Join us today, as we talk about ideas for your spooky costumes and what machines and accessories will help you get there.
One of the crucial things to keep in mind when planning your costume is not everything has to be from scratch. Costumes are created from pieces put together, which means parts of them can be homemade, and other parts can be store-bought or even found in your home!
Before You Start:
The best way to start is to pick a theme! Build an inspiration board with color schemes, materials, and other costumes people have done. Consider your budget as you go through ideas on how you want your finished project to look. Add your special flair and creative touches to make your costume unique to you!
Helpful Tools to Creating Your Project:
We recommend having two sewing machines on hand when creating your costume, a computerized sewing machine and a serger. Our Kokochi DX-4000QVP is an essential tool when creating Halloween costumes or even cosplay. This computerized sewing has a large sewing area for your capes or larger pieces, includes 368 sewing patterns to personify your garments and 20 professional buttonhole options. No matter what you’re creating, this machine creates beautiful pieces that you envision!
If you’re creating pieces that involve fabric that may fray or need gathering, like fairy costumes or princess gowns, it is a great idea to keep an overlock on hand like the MO-654DE. This popular serger has a built-in rolling hem that covers the fabric and prevents it from fraying as well as all the popular overlock and flatlock variations. It is perfect for adding those touches like a bunched-up sleeve, neckline, or skirt.
Here are some key things to think of when planning your costume:
Focus on what fabrics you’re going to need. Keep in mind what colors you’ll need, what kind of character you’re going to be, and what you need the costume to do for you! Cotton is a common one for costumes, but keep in mind location and weather. Tulle is perfect for petticoats, bows, and tutus. Felt is helpful for decorations, or if you need accessories like a hat. Some costumes will require stretch, so keep that in mind when shopping for a costume like superheroes made from latex and lycra. Satin can be used for costumes like princesses or creating a decade pieces from the ’20s.
Are you adding embellishments to your costume? Add a touch of glam and glitz like buttons on a clown costume, or gemstone, and flashy sequins on a decade’s piece for the ’70s! We recommend making sure; you have the right foot on hand for your sewing machine as well. Our Creative Set, for example, will have all our popular design attachment pieces like our applique presser foot, cording and embroidery presser foot, pearl attaching presser foot, and more!
As Halloween dawns upon us be ready to celebrate! Did you create a Halloween costume with your JUKI? Be sure to tag us!