Vampire Cape Pattern – Unisex Easy Halloween Costume: Part 1

Vampire Cape Pattern

This is the vampire cape pattern, a perfect sewing project for the upcoming cold, grey, lazy sewing October days.

This is a vampire cape pattern for a unisex Halloween costume that can be stitched in a couple of hours.  It uses your sewing scraps and an old t-shirt, and turns it into a cool and striking costume (plus reducing the budget significantly).  The original cape is short but I will also be showing you how to make the long version.

It will fit a person 4'3″ to 5'7″, from about 3XS to 2XL.  The full costume is very easy to fit, so easy that I can make a large dog can wear it.


  • 1.2 to 1.5 yards of  two-way stretch black knit fabric
  • 1/2 a yard of white two-way stretch fabric OR an old white t-shirt
  • 12″ X 6″ red knit
  • 12″ X 6″ stretchable fusible interfacing
  • 1 to 2 felt sheets
  • Thread to match
  • 5 black buttons, covered buttons or black round felt pieces
  • 12″ of velcro or plastic snaps
  •  Strip of bias made from a contrasting fabric OR the same as the cape made to the length of your collar


  • Rotary cutter
  • Kam tool if using plastic snaps
  • Overlocker ideal not essential
  • Microtex or ballpoint needle

Check the FREE Pattern and Tutorial HERE

Take a look at this Movie-Inspired Halloween Costumes Roundup, too!

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