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Toddler terrors and hell hounds – 5 of our best Halloween costume sewing patterns

October is the month that starts with light evenings and ends with dark ones – and with each day a little shorter than the last, it’s best to buy your Halloween costume sewing patterns early and make the most of the last longer days.

Here are five of our best Halloween costume patterns – including something for every member of the family, even including the dog!

Steampunk Style – Simplicity 1039

These men’s Halloween costume patterns are inspired by the steampunk trend, including an oversized bat neckpiece that’s perfect for the season, and a gorgeous tailed jacket that will fit any time of year.

Knock ‘Em Dead – Simplicity 1033

For the ladies, these Day of the Dead Halloween costume sewing patterns are just the thing, with skeleton-detailed corsets and lace detailing, and hoop skirts for a little extra flair.

Dino Dogs – Simplicity 1765

A truly versatile costume pattern that doubles both for dogs and in child sizes 3-8, these dinosaur costumes are excellent for Halloween, but are general enough for dress-up fun at any time of year too.

Gallifrey Gowns – Simplicity 1095

There might not be a series of Doctor Who this autumn, but these time-traveller inspired gowns will see you through at least until the Christmas special.

Halloween Ponchos in the Simplicity Classroom

Head over to our Classroom for step-by-step guides to make simple Halloween ponchos in bat, pumpkin and ghost designs – scale the measurements to fit adults or children alike, and you can all stay dry whatever the weather when you go trick-or-treating this Halloween.

Halloween is your chance – arguably even more so than Christmas – to go wild with your designs and customisations, but a great Halloween costume sewing pattern is an essential starting point for a good fit.

For more great ideas for all ages, genders – and species! – take a look at our Halloween sewing patterns section.