Put Together Your Own Indiana Jones Costume
When my kiddos start a sentence with, “Mommy, I need you to make…” It’s like music to my ears!
I was thrilled when Bug announced that she needed me to make her an Indiana Jones costume for Halloween. We’re still in the middle of the 2020 pandemic, and I’m not even sure where she’ll be wearing the costume.
Halloween is only a few days away, and we haven’t decided what we’re doing yet.
Either way, she’ll need a costume!
My first stop was the local thrift store. I found a pair of khaki pants, a blouse, a pleather jacket, a hat, and a whip. Now she just needed a few additional accessories.
I used one of the Little Hunter’s old Nerf guns and spray painted it black. I added some orange vinyl to the tips for safety. Of course, she needed a pistol holder, too. So I made one out of pleather.
Next, I made a belt out of some webbing and D rings that I had in my sewing stash.
Then, I made a satchel out of some inexpensive muslin.
She had the perfect black boots to tie the outfit together!
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SUPPLIES FOR THE SATCHEL
- Cereal Box
- 1/2 yard muslin
- 2 D Rings
- 2 Snaps
- 2 Covered Buttons
- Hot Glue Sticks
TOOLS FOR THE SATCHEL
- Sewing Machine
- Hot Glue Gun
HOW TO MAKE THE SATCHEL
First, I took an old cereal box and opened the seams. I cut off one of the sides. Then, I flipped it inside out and hot glued it back together.
Using the cereal box as my guide, I sewed the muslin into a box shape.
I sewed the corners of the bag to make a box shape.
I took these jeans that were old and stained and cut off the top part to reuse the fake leather and D rings.
Using the fake leather and D rings, I made buckles for the purse strap.
I took an old purse and removed the strap. I put the strap on the D rings.
Next, I added some snaps to the front.
I used my InkScape software to design this to look like the Indiana Jones logo.
I printed it out on iron-on paper and ironed it onto the bag.
I used a scrap piece of muslin, and using the cereal box as my guide; I cut out this satchel flap.
I added some snaps to the inside. For the outside, I used some of the fake leather to cover some buttons and then just hot glued them onto the snaps.
I inserted the cereal box.
Once I inserted the cereal box, I sewed the seam shut, and it lined the inside of the box well.
SUPPLIES FOR THE HOLSTER
- 1/2 yard pleather (plastic leather)
TOOLS FOR THE HOLSTER
- Sewing Machine
- Hot Glue Gun
HOW TO MAKE THE HOLSTER
Draw out your design for the holster using chalk or a sewing pencil.
Cut it out.
Sew it closed.
Add a loop to the back for the belt.
Now, use a piece of the fake leather to make a belt.
Add the buckle to the end.
I added a strap with some velcro to hold it closed.
I took an old broken Nerf gun and spray painted it black. I added bright orange vinyl to the tips for safety.
This costume came together pretty easily. I can’t think of any bloopers.