The Greatest Capes: 7 Halloween Costumes From One Pattern
These capes are surefire attention-getters, with enough magic for any trick-or-treater. For where there's a cape, there's the swish and swirl of showmanship. Our one basic, easy-to-sew pattern is versatile enough to conjure up a whole parade of Halloween characters. What's more, each cape casts a powerful spell, and you won't have to look further than your closet to complete the costume.
Sizing the Cape
Use this diagram to gauge how long to make the cape. These sizes are based on the average 7-year-old; if your child is significantly taller or shorter, measure from the base of his or her neck down to the intended hem (the neckline measurement will stay the same no matter what your child's size). When buying fabric, purchase yardage equal to twice the length of the cape.