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American Girl Halloween

Updated on January 29, 2013

American Girl Halloween Fun

My two youngest daughters are American Girl fanatics! I love that the dolls encourage creative play, but the accessories can be outrageously expensive. A fun alternative is to make your own. The best part is that you can craft things American Girl doesn't even sell. As far as I know, there are no official American Girl Halloween costumes or accessories. Don't let that stop you though! You can easily make your own and have a doll Halloween Party!

Every October, my daughters start asking me to make them a new American Girl Halloween costume. I have been doing this for quite some time now so they have a pretty good collection of doll Halloween costumes. Some years I even make matching costumes for my daughters and their dolls.

In addition to the doll Halloween costumes, my girls like to have an American Girl Halloween party. We have a great time crafting doll-sized party favors and tiny little party treats from polymer clay. After we get everything finished they turn on some spooky Halloween music and get their dolls all dressed for the party. It is so much fun for them!

Keep reading for ideas to create some American Girl Halloween fun with your own little girls!

Image: Jennifer of AG Doll Crafts

Make Your Own American Girl Halloween Costumes

If you love to sew, I highly suggest making your own American Girl Halloween costumes. It is less expensive than buying them, and the costumes generally work up quickly. Plus it is a great way to use up fabric remnants from your other sewing products.

Simplicity 1581 Disney Princess Doll Clothes
Simplicity 1581 Disney Princess Doll Clothes

If your daughter loves the Disney Princesses, then I highly recommend this doll Halloween costume pattern. This doll costume sewing pattern contains instructions and pattern pieces for Belle, Cinderella, Tinkerbell, Aurora, Snow White, and Ariel Doll Halloween Costumes.

 
Renaissance Dress Pattern in 2 Sizes: For 18" American Girl Dolls and for 18" Slim Dolls
Renaissance Dress Pattern in 2 Sizes: For 18" American Girl Dolls and for 18" Slim Dolls

This Renaissance Dress Costume is just gorgeous! It also comes in 2 sizes containing patterns for both 18 inch American Girl dolls and the slimmer Carpatina dolls.

 
Butterick 5658 - Girls and 18-Inch Doll Costume - Poodle Skirts - Sizes XS-S-M-L
Butterick 5658 - Girls and 18-Inch Doll Costume - Poodle Skirts - Sizes XS-S-M-L

If your daughter wants to match her doll, this is a great choice. So stinkin' cute!

 
Simplicity 18" Doll Clothes Pattern 3547 for Dresses,and Princess Style Gowns for American Girl Sized Dolls Like Samantha, Nellie, Felicity, Elizabeth, Addy, Kirsten or for Any Dolls Special Ocassion!
Simplicity 18" Doll Clothes Pattern 3547 for Dresses,and Princess Style Gowns for American Girl Sized Dolls Like Samantha, Nellie, Felicity, Elizabeth, Addy, Kirsten or for Any Dolls Special Ocassion!

Every dolly wants to feel like a princess every now and again! I love the pattern in this set for the ballgown style princess dress for 18 inch dolls.

Simplicity 18" Doll Clothes Pattern 3547 for Dresses,and Princess Style Gowns for American Girl Sized Dolls Like Samantha, Nellie, Felicity, Elizabeth, Addy, Kirsten or for Any Dolls Special Ocassion!

 
Pattern for Korean Costumes - Hanbok & Dangui - fits 18" American Girl Dolls
Pattern for Korean Costumes - Hanbok & Dangui - fits 18" American Girl Dolls

Maybe you want a more exotic American Girl Halloween Costume. This Korean-inspired doll costume includes patterns that fit both American Girl Dolls and Carpatina Dolls. A great value!

 

Check out your local Build a Bear! I bought this cute witch doll Halloween costume for my daughters at my local Build a Bear. It fits perfectly. I made the doll tights myself from a pair of knee socks.

Image: Jennifer of AG Doll Crafts

Even More American Girl Halloween Costumes Patterns on eBay

When I am looking for a specific American Girl doll pattern, eBay is often the first place I look. Not only can you discover hard-to-find and out of print patterns, but they are often quite inexpensive as well. A lot of the 18 inch doll patterns in my collection were purchased off eBay for $2-3 each.

Tip for buying American Girl Halloween Costume Patterns on eBay

Buy off season for high demand patterns! Last September, there was a doll Halloween costume pattern I really wanted that was consistently going for a lot more than I wanted to spend (like $25-$30). I waited until January and looked again. I got that same pattern for $3.50.

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Your little girl's dolly wants to go out for Beggar's Night too! Why should she miss out on all the fun? Of course, if your American Girl doll is going along, she will need a Halloween candy bucket of her own. A couple of years ago, I created a pattern for a Jack-O-Lantern Candy Bucket made from plastic canvas. It works up quickly and is a simple enough pattern that older children can make with a little help. Plastic canvas patterns are a great way to introduce children to needlework.

Want to fill the doll's candy bucket with treats? I found a cute PDF for sale on Etsy that has 36 pages of printable American Girl Halloween goodies including printable candy labels. Here is my Halloween AG Doll Printables Pack Review.

Image: Jennifer of A Heart Full of Love

American Girl Halloween Candy Buckets

If you don't want to make a candy bucket, you can also buy them. I have found both pumpkin buckets and cauldrons in craft stores in the fall. Look for the ones that are meant to be used as party favors and measure 2-3 inches across. These cute little Halloween favor buckets are just the right size for American Girl Dolls!

2 3/4" Black Candy Kettle
2 3/4" Black Candy Kettle

If your doll is dressing up as a witch, these little cauldrons would make the perfect doll-sized trick-or-treati candy bucket.

 

American Girl Doll Scale is 1:3.

Keep that in mind when making American Girl Halloween goodies.

Image: Jennifer of AG Doll Crafts

I have found quite a lot of free American Girl Halloween craft ideas floating around the internet. Here are a few of my favorites.

Spooky Candles for Your American Girl Halloween Table

If your little girl is having a Halloween Party for her dolls, these spooky candles can help set the mood. They are quick and easy to make from polymer clay. To learn how to make them, check out the video below.

Looking to Increase Your American Girl Doll Collection?

eBay can be a great place to find more American Girl dolls for your collection, especially if the one you want has been retired.

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