Rainbow Brite and Twinkle
For the Rainbow Brite costume, the owner of Pink Suede Shoe explains the materials needed to create the costume yourself!
First you have the royal blue dress with a full skirt, adding a heavy under petticoat for volume. For the lining, she used white fusible fleece and added a red belt to the waist line. To complete the look, she bought two pairs of rainbow knee highs, one for the striped socks and one pair for the sleeves, in which you just cut the feet fabric off to create a pair of easy to slip-on full length sleeves. Match it with some red pumps and you'll be ready to brighten up the night!
Now on to the adorably fluffy Twinkle! She purchased the striped tights at a thrift store, but she also suggests checking out any kid's stores for any variation of rainbow striped leggings or legwarmers. Our suggestion: Amazon!
For those who live in colder environments, layering a red long-sleeve shirt underneath is recommended. She used the pattern of Simplicity's pumpkin bodysuit, and combined the hood (without the ears) from their lamb costume for the hoodie, using the measurements on the back for the yardage required. The fuzzy fabric used for the body suit is white silky furry fleece, which you can find at Joann's or other fabric stores. The belt is made of felt and nylon webbing for the blue band. Finally, the star antennae is created by attaching yellow felt to red fuzzy pipe cleaner and gluing it on to clips for easy detachment.
This is definitely a couple costume that takes a lot of time and effort but the result is well worth the wait!