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Matador, Bull, & Flamenco Dancer Costume

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Matador, Bull, & Flamenco Dancer Costume

Matador, Bull, & Flamenco Dancer Costume

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Photo #1 - Matador, Bull, & Flamenco Dancer Photo #2 - Matador, Bull, & Flamenco Dancer Photo #3 - Matador, Bull, & Flamenco Dancer Photo #4 - Matador, Bull, & Flamenco Dancer Photo #5 - The thrifted dress I cut up to embellish the matador Photo #6 - The cut up dress Photo #7 - Dress embellishments glued onto halved foam balls and glued to shoulders Photo #8 - Trim I cut up and used for the emblems on the front Photo #9 - Always tough to get a decent photo of 3 kids at once...
Costume type:  Costumes for Kids
Category:Halloween Costumes

This homemade costume for kids entered our 2015 Halloween Costume Contest.

A word from Lindsay, the 'Matador, Bull, & Flamenco Dancer' costume creator:

Costumes I made for my three kids. The inspiration came from a pair of castanets we received from grandparents who went to Spain.

Bull: Used a pattern for an animal costume and some trial and error to get the face just right. The eyes are styrofoam balls with thin white fleece glued over them and felt circles glued on for the iris/pupil. Black fake fur glued on top for the brows. The gold nose ring is a shower curtain ring painted gold.

Flamenco dancer: Purchased a red leotard. Altered a pattern for a mermaid costume to make the ruffled skirt. Cut the blonde braid off a Elsa (Frozen) baseball cap and hand stitched it onto a hair comb. Used twist ties and thread to secure the braid into a bun and attach the flower. We sprayed her blonde hair black.

Matador: This took some serious time. Altered a pants and jacket pirate costume pattern, cropping them and making them tighter. Used quick dry fabric glue to attach decorative pieces (I highly recommend it. It's a little tougher to apply because it gets stringy, but it holds stuff immediately in place). The emblems on the front are jewel sticker-like things I painted gold and glued on along with gold trim I cut into sections (after cutting the tassels off of it). I lucked out on the bulk of the decoration on the pants/jacket. It's a thrifted dress I cut up and glued on. I thrifted black girls' flats for the shoes and suspenders to keep the pants up high. The socks are tights.

Rating: 4.2 of 5. Votes: 13

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#1 comment by Lance October 20, 2016

Genius! It's not just another 'trendy' choice and great by having all the kids in the same theme.

#2 comment by Sonia March 27, 2018

I love this idea! I want to dress my son as a matador this Halloween. Do you have a pattern for me to use or video on YouTube? Or do you make them?
Thank you.

#3 comment by Lindsay R March 28, 2018

Sorry, no pattern to give you. They're homemade costumes.

#4 comment by Shannon August 11, 2018

Hi Lindsay! Would you ever consider making a
Costume for sale? I'd love to dress my 2 year old son as a bull for Halloween but can't find a cute costume online. If the size you already have is a 2t, I'd also love to buy it from you! Let me know, thanks so much!

#5 comment by Lindsay Rutman August 12, 2018

Thanks for liking my costumes. Please send me an email address where we can discuss this.

#6 comment by Shannon August 13, 2018


Thank you!!

#7 comment by Courtney b Ritter August 21, 2018

Would you sell this costume????

#8 comment by Lindsay R August 21, 2018

These costumes are taylor fit to my kids and family keepsakes. I'd consider renting a costume out, but the likelihood of it fitting your kid may not be so good. Plus, it depends which costume you're talking about. The matador one is kinda delicate.

#9 comment by Selina Breithaupt September 26, 2019

please email me if you would be willing to make a bull costume for my 2 almost 3 year old. smartinqe[at]gmail.com

#10 comment by Lindsay Rutman September 27, 2019

Thanks for liking the costume. I ‘m in the thick of making my kids' costumes already and will not have time to make one for you. Wish I could help, but it's just not possible.

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