Frankenstein Costume

Frankenstein Costume

Crafting Time:
  • Over 5 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores

Additional Information



  • Simplicity pattern 4944
  • Fabrics of choice:
  • Coat & pants, black
  • Head & feet -- 2 yds. green
  • 1/4 yd. silver lame
  • 1 yd. Velcro
  • Elastic for waist
  • 3 yds. Black ribbon fringe trim
  • Black yarn & sharp needle
  • Orange T-shirt
  • 45"x60" Polyester batting, 1 pkg.
  • Polyester stuffing for bolts
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Sewing machine


  1. Jacket: Follow instructions for View C of jacket except leave off trim and add Velcro closure to front.
  2. Pants: Follow instructions for View C of pants with the exception of hemming instead of inserting elastic.
  3. Feet: Follow instructions for View D of boots, but without the decorative quilting. Using black yarn & a sharp needle, sew large stitches to make toes.
  4. Head: Follow instructions for View D of helmet up to step 15. Cut four T-shaped bolts from silver lame. With wrong sides of two bolts facing each other, stitch together with 1/2" seam allowance, leaving bottom of "T" open. Clip corners, turn and stuff. Repeat with second bolt. Place bolts 1" below notch on each side of helmet front. Continue to step 16. Add ribbon fringe for hair starting at the center top of head and spiraling around to form hair shape. Trim ribbon fringe as needed.