Are you ready to make a Wirt Costume? Today we are sharing how we made Sammie’s Wirt Costume it’s an easy DIY Halloween Costume. If this isn’t what your looking for check out our other Halloween Ideas. This year she picked Wirt from Over The Garden Wall. Wirt is a gnome, trying to find his way home and getting into mischief along the way. We decided to make part of the costume and purchase part. If you want to create one for yourself too we suggest sewing the cape and gnome hat. Purchase a few other supplies and you will have the clothes to wear again. Hopefully this will make it super easy for you!
If you’d like to see the no sew options view this post, where we share how to style your costume and other costume tips too.
If you are a sewer this isn’t a hard costume to make. We’ll point you in the right direction.
We grabbed a sewing pattern for the cape but, we also spotted a helpful YouTube Tutorials it has two parts the cape and hat which we have linked later in the post, to help you. You can decide which style Wirt DIY is best for you based on how much time you’d like to invest and have or if you have sewing skills. But, we’ll give you a few guidelines either way to help you make the best Wirt Costume!
You can use the Wirt Over the Garden Wall Costume for Halloween or for Cosplay
I grabbed this sewing pattern New Look 6073 Misses Sewing Pattern and only altered it slightly by taping the two front cape pattern pieces together so there would be NO slit for arms.
You can adjust the length to suit your height or height needed. Then followed the directions.
It was really easy to make and whip up in about 4 hours, give or take depending on your sewing skills. The pattern is pretty true to size. Adjust by viewing pattern size/measurements. Sammie is a size 4-6 juniors we used the medium size as she has a wide back. It fell at the perfect spots on her shoulders.
Although, the video tutorial looked easy I opted for using a pattern.
But, either way you’ll have a nice cape for your costume.
Wirt Costume DIY
Pattern, fabric and sewing supply resources
I grabbed my fabrics online. You can find the cotton fabric at Fabrics.com. I used the design wall to find the right colors, including threads.
- Kona Cotton Red Fabric “LipStick”
- Kona Cotton Navy Fabric
- Navy Cotton Thread
- Red Cotton Thread
- Medium Weight Fusible Interfacing
The gnome hat was made in no time flat. Probably under 30 minutes. I added interfacing to the inside of ours to make sure it stood up with no problems. But, I almost didn’t need it as the felt/wool that I purchased from Etsy shop SweetEmmaJean was really nice and the perfect weight and color for the project. I am definitely going to use the shop for more of our felt craft projects!
Wirt Costume DIY
How To Sew Wirt’s Gnome Hat
Wirt Costume DIY
We were really happy how this Wirt Costume turned out. Sammie was nominated for best costume at her High School Halloween Dance. She also said she danced 3 hours straight in the costume. I wish the costume pictures were a bit clearer but, she was in a hurry to get to the dance. We may update these later after Halloween.
We hope you enjoy making and wearing your own sometime. You can add a little blush to your nose and cheeks if you like for the makeup.
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