Pioneer Halloween costumes are favorites for little girls who love "Little House on the Prairie." Even if you don't know how to sew, you can come up with a good pioneer costume using items you can find at thrift stores. If you do know how to sew, you can make everything from bonnets to bloomers. This is a perfect costume for Northern climates, where trick-or-treaters have to deal with cold weather. You can bundle up beneath the big dress and stay warm.
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Things You'll Need
Cotton Collared Shirt
Dress With Long Sleeves
Find or make a good base dress that's long with long sleeves. Calico cotton with a small floral pattern is a great fabric for a pioneer dress.
Find or make some bloomers. If you don't sew, cut some scrubs to mid-calf length. Put a pair of white tights under these and you'll not only look authentic but also stay warm on a cold night.
Add a pinafore-style apron or a waist-style apron. You also can merely pin a white dish towel to the dress.
Add a crocheted tablecloth or afghan as a shawl.
Buy or make a bonnet.
Find some lace-up boots or Mary Jane shoes.
Find a cotton collared shirt and a pair of khaki pants.
Add a pair of suspenders.
Find a straw or leather cowboy hat.
Get a pair of cowboy boots, a pair of loafers or dress shoes.
Look for accessories, such as a hobby horse, a garden tool or wooden tool box.
Think of fun accessories to carry, such as a basket or a little oil lamp. Your little pioneer could collect candy in a basket instead of a plastic pumpkin.