I have received some requests for information about making Halloween costumes for American Girl dolls, so this article is full of ideas for dressing your 18 inch doll for this fun holiday.
There are many articles on the Doll Making website, here at BellaOnline.com which have patterns and instructions specifically for American Girl type dolls. If you would like to dress your doll as a bride, this article can be helpful Flower Girl Dress for 18 Inch Dolls. The pattern shown in this article is a very simple one which you can make much fancier with some imagination and embellishments.
Some more ideas for Halloween dressing up can be found in one of the patterns shown at the bottom of this article, available online. Included are patterns for a cheer leader outfit and a "pioneer" or "prairie" dress. You can dress your doll in the colors of your favorite school or professional sports team.
The other pattern shown at the bottom of the article is for making Disney Princess outfits for 18 inch dolls. This is a very popular idea for little girls Halloween costumes. Wouldn't the girl you make doll clothes for love to have her special friend dressed to match her costume? It is certainly a fun idea.
For the always popular witch costume, almost any dress pattern will work, with a change in fabric. For a basic dress pattern Look Here. The dress in this article has added embellishments which can be left off and by making the dress in black fabric you have a nice witch costume. Black cotton fabric is available on line or at your local fabric store. There is also a link at the bottom of this article for a really cute Halloween print fabric, it is a tiny print, so the scale is perfect for a doll dress.
Have fun and use a little imagination to dress your 18 inch doll for a wonderful Halloween celebration.